Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:58 AM
And then the binoviewers come out with jaw dropping views of the moon. Then after staring at this beauty I was rewarded for the first time ever.....a balloon drifts in front of the moon! I have seen planes cross the moons disc many times, but never a hot air balloon with the basket and drop lines. WOW, what a sight, must have been a weather balloon ya think? Anyway, it was way cool:)
Oh an all three night had very good seeing as the Belts on Jupiter were very nice to see and the double star cluster still amazes me.
Yep, besides family and great food, football and the stars I'm a very thankful soul
Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:05 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:28 PM
Thanks for the report. And seeing the weather balloon must have been just awesome!
We all have to take advantage of those clear nights when we can. Looks like rain and snow up here in NH for the next 2 nights. But I got out last night and so glad I did!
I'll just sit by the fire read some astronomy books and have a drink tonight! Nothing wrong with that! Oh and of course cruise the threads of Cloudy Nights! Almost done with Carl Sagan's Cosmos! Just 2 more chapters to go.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:35 PM