Weather forecast is calling for 3 clear nights in a row this weekend! Not sure where the jet stream is setting up, and the weather will be cold, but it doesn't matter! I'm goin' deep-sky hunting! The Moon will be pretty much a non-issue! I plan on setting up the Lightbridge 16" on my roof for a few nights and kick-starting my Herschel 400 observations again (kind of stalled out on that list for the last year or two ). I'm going to setup in my favorite spot for views to the south around to southeast. I'm thinking, early on in the evening, there are numerous open clusters in Monoceros and down into Canis Major and Puppis that I haven't seen. If I can stay up late enough, maybe some galaxies in Leo, Leo Minor, and down into Sextans. Maybe I'll take a look at some old favorites too, like M44 in Cancer, and M46/M47 in Canis Major (with that tiny super-imposed planetary nebula NGC 2438).
Anyone else have plans?