Coe Sacrifice Works!

by Rashad Al-Mansour

I had a nice time at Coe, and it's not often I say that. :-) It's funny, even though high clouds marred what would have been a great night of observing, everyone there had a pretty good time I think. One of the many nice things about TAC is the fact that if nothing else, we know how to have a good time. Even thunder storms can't dampen our spirits!

But Mark, after you and Richard left with those 18" cloud buckets, it got much better, good enough to catch all 6 stars in the Trapezium. It was fun using the LX90 again, it had been 8 months since I last used it! Between it and the Genesis SDF I was getting some very nice views. It turned into a fair night and I needed to get out of the house anyway. I'm still suffering CalStar withdrawal.

I turned in at about 3:30 or so, with the head and neck of Leo rising above the eastern hills being my last observation.

I just hoping that New Moon weekend is Da Bomb! "Old School" the "Big Dog" and the dark skies at Plettstone, that my plan, and I'm ready to go right now. :-)

Wherever you TAC'os roam this weekend, have fun...