Friday morning from just after midnight 'till dawn looked good, however.
So, I thwarted the forecast by taking yet another unplanned vacation day from work. I had the equipment out and set up by 0130 and stayed out long enough to greet the sunrise.
Afterward, I had a good long post-astronomy nap.
The moon was brightly shining, meaning that deep space objects (DSO) were washed out by the skyglow.
So, what did I do while waiting for Mars to rise, this time?
Played with the newly constructed Mars Mobile Observatory, of course!
|Mars Mobile Observatory, Aka CubCadet Lawn Tractor with the Grab-n-Go Scope|
Well, okay. As much fun as it might have been to zoom around the yard in the wee hours of the morning with the Grab-n-Go scope strapped to the lawn tractor, I left the neighborhood to its sleepy slumber and kept the tractor nestled quietly in its corner of the garage.
While waiting for Mars, I actually played with the equipment and prepared for the next blog post, tentatively titled, "Focus on Mars."
Newest image of Mars ahead!