The Binbrook "alternate site" offered excellent views of Mars & M44 to me, Jackie, Steve and Brett tonight. We were joined by our good friend, Martin, too. While I took photos with my 80mm refractor, Brett shared the view through his new Televue85 (gorgeous scope, Brett!!!) while Steve had a pair of binoculars on a nice bino-mount and Jackie had her fine scope set up as well. Everyone agreed that low power gave the best views of Mars riding through M44.
As we were packing up, an OPP officer stopped by to make sure we weren't up to no good. Jackie soon set him straight with an explanation of the evening's main attraction: Mars in the beehive cluster! The good natured officer was not astronomically inclined but left us with his best wishes for a good night.
We all adjourned to Tim Horton's. Here is a much better photo than the one I took last night! (Not in the same league as Kerry's though!)If you compare this photo to the one Kerry took the night before, you can see how far Mars moved through the cluster in that span of time.
Mars in M44, The Beehive Cluster.
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