06 October 2010

Fall observing returns!

The fall brings decent observing conditions back to North Carolina. Gone are the hazy, humid skies of summer.

Jupiter has been bright and stunning in the evening sky. Early morning has featured Orion in the south - a sure sign that transparent Winter observing will return soon.

The moon never fails to impress. This photo of the moon was taken on 6 October about 32 hours before new moon - a very old moon indeed. The bright earth shine in the morning twilight have a way of kick-starting the day. So much for the diversion. Now it's back to work!