The notice was rather late in heading out to the members since I only became aware that I would be available, and the skies favourable for observing quite late in the day. However 3 other intrepid members joined me at Binbrook for observing under clear, crisp summer skies.
Tony and Vince were waiting at the gate when I arrived, and Gary joined us at our observing location on the hill a little later. A setting crescent moon was nicely accented with Earth-shine and a red-orange sunset which was a positive omen for the good seeing we were going to enjoy.
Between us, we enjoyed many views, particularly some of the summer nebulas such as Lagoon, Swan and Eagle. While they were faint in our scopes, we also spent some time with the classic galaxies such as M51, M101, M66, M65, and the Leo Triplet - though these latter galaxies were particularly hard to see since they were already setting in the west by the time we observed. And being the friendly and helpful group that we are, Vince was able to give some useful pointers to Gary in regards to helping him set up his scope - thanks Vince!
A nice night, lots of interesting views and good conversation - yes, even when we were bemoaning our PC's or cursing the mosquitoes.
Hope to see you under the summer skies soon.
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