A severe thunderstorm swept through my region on Thursday night so trick-or-treating was postponed to tonight in my township. As in years past, I set up my "quick look" 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dob in my driveway to give the kids a chance to see the 5.6-day-old Moon close-up..
Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina were prominent on the terminator and Gutenberg (the Lobster Claw) could still be seen. Later on, I trained the scope alternately on Jupiter low in the southwest and Saturn. This time around I employed 28mm Edmund Scientific RKE (43x) and 8mm TMB Planetary (150x) eyepieces.