Friday, September 14, 2007

Just got back after picking the Mrs up from a night out, the sky is probably the clearest for a year.

So managed to pop out to see what my new skies are like for the first time since we moved. The most notable improvement is that I now have a clear view to my East and a darker sky to my South than previously.

Saw a meteor flash through Cassiopea before noticing that I can make out the bright band of the Milkyway.

All main stars of Lyra were visible to the naked eye including the double double which is very unusual.

I'm still very busy with the renovation of the kitchen so haven't had the time to sort out my workshop and hence the Skywatcher.

Next weekend we are spending a couple of nights in the Lake District so will hope to get some even darker skies assuming it stays clear.

More later.