Gosh, it got cold. Well, my hands did. Well, I didn’t notice until I came in after near three hours. Still, seeing was reasonable, and I did mostly visual stuff, aside from another abortive imaging session, due to not focussing properly.
Time out: 22:15 – 00:40
Alignment: Castor/Pollox/Vega (when not-quite dark) and added Albireo for calibration when it was dark
What I saw:
I settled on those as my evening’s viewing, and recorded magnitudes/outlines over the course of the time. Except Mars, being on the other side of the sky. But as the seeing felt acceptable, I fancied a quick look. And yes, I could discern the polar caps, so it was worth it to swing by that way.
Here is what I salvaged from my short imaging stint:
All in all, a good session really.