I had a great time out at Binbrook with the HAA gang on the 'members persied meteor night'. This was my first time out there in a really long time so it was especially nice to see everyone and catch up. For the first hour or so a few of us took pictures of the scenery with the moon, venus, mars and saturn. Later in the night we joined the the rest of the group who were already watching the meteors. I saw a few really bright ones with smoke trails and many numerous smaller ones. Since I had my celestron 15x70s with me I did a quick tour of the summer constellations. A few of the objects that were easily visible were M71 globular cluster, the coathanger asterism, M27 Dumbell nebula, M11 wild duck cluster, m8, m20, M16 and M17, and M22. M22 a bright globular cluster in Saggitarius was most impressive.
Venus and the Moon
Venus reflecting on the water
Relaxing under the Milkyway
On and off over the past several months I have been working on a collaboration with Paul Mortfield. This part of the sky is very murky with lots of dust shrouding the golden stars in the Milkyway. Hope you like it!
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