We have had several nights with absolutely beautiful skies, which of course means there must be some interference. Wednesday night the Moon was only a week from being full so I spent the evening covering a couple of bright comets.
”]Comet Garradd is currently in Hercules and is nearing my tree blocked western horizon during the early evening so I started with it. I still haven’t tried to view it with binoculars, but it was easy to see in the 6″ newtonian at the Topsail Hill event last Thursday. With a bright star in the FOV, I kept the exposures to only 5 seconds limiting any camera blooming. The star ended up cropped out of the final image so I could have gone deeper for each exposure.”]