by Shneor Sherman
The good news is that the neighbor only had the barn lights on for about
10 minutes, from 8 p.m. The bad news is that the sky did not match the CSC
forecast. Thin high clouds covered most of the sky most of the time.
Nonetheless, the seeing was excellent, affording spectacular sharp views
of Jupiter up to 437x in my 18" with considerable detail visible in
several belts. I also enjoyed surprisingly good views of a couple of my
favorite objects, the Peanut Nebula (N2371/2) in Gemini and Thor's Helmet
(N2359). I did have some nice views in my 25x100s, but was generally
disappointed. I cruised some galaxies in Leo, Coma and Virgo, but as the
sky got worse at 10, I began packing. When I left at about 10:50, sky
conditions had not improved. I'm losing confidence in CSC.
Gregg called me at 5 to let me know he was not coming.
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