The observatory was uber busy Saturday night. Packed with people everywhere. The meteors were showy and plentiful, the sky dark and clear, and the temperature very warm. I didn’t put on my winter coat until about 1 a.m. Then I laid on a bench and watched the stars. Even without meteors it’s a phenomenal sight.
I didn’t get any photos with meteors. I was trying a 20 second exposure, and it wasn’t long enough honestly. And there was no Moon. I did run into a Gangsta cow.
I have a few photos from last Saturday night I can share:
Looking at Saturn through the 24″ cassegrain telescope at Pine Mountain Observatory.
Moon and clouds last Saturday. Oh yeah, did I mention how much the viewing sucked last Saturday? Eric was on vacation, so I ran the 24 some last weekend. Only there wasn’t really anything to look at. If it wasn’t washed out by the Moon, it was covered by clouds.
Saturn. August 4th. Taken through the 24″ telescope.
Most of you know that the new Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars last week. What an amazing feat, and what amazing new things we’ll learn. I’m most struck by the similarity of landscape of Mars and where I live.
Hole in the Ground, Oregon.
Other than that, I cleaned my desk off over the weekend, preparing for the next project. Boomtown Craze and The Augmentation of Hetty Locklear are next up. How was your weekend? What are you up to these days?
And don’t forget about the What’s Your Chocolate? blogfest on Monday, September 10th. What’s simpler than talking about chocolate? For more detail and to sign up, go HERE.