Transparency was not great, but the Milky Way was visible.
I planned ahead and created an observation list for SkySafari via LiveSky.
Here are a couple of deep space objects from my list. Not astrophotography, per se, but actual image captures made using electronically assisted astronomy techniques.
Also known as the Crystal Ball Nebula, this is a planetary nebula discovered by William Herschel in 1790. Last night was the first time for me. I'll keep it on my list to revisit on another dark night when the transparency is better.
|NGC 1514, A giant crystal ball in space
|NGC 891, a jaw dropping beauty
|The Incredibly Shrinking Red Planet
What's next? As Mars gets more difficult to observe, this blog will emphasize it less, but will continue to be a venue for whatever even remotely astronomy related topics interest or amuse me.
Suggestions for topics welcome.