AOS Star Fest 2011

A new moon, not a cloud in the sky, and it’s above freezing. That’s very rare combination of things in the North East. But this year at AOS we got just that on Saturday night. After 1am we started struggling with dewing (to an extent I’d never seen before). The Milky Way was strong, and high, and even in the moments when we weren’t looking at Galaxies, Globular Clusters, and Nebula, we were just staring up, taking in the sky in all it’s glory.

Every time I go to one of these events I learn more about the universe, more about equipment, and more about getting the most out of a night of observing. It’s an amazing and energizing thing.

While there are no pictures of the observing while it was happening, I got a number of pictures just at dusk, of the setup. Hope you enjoy.

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