On Friday, 7th May, dozens of astronomers gathered in Israeli Bortle class 3 site.
Veterans and new astronomers, visual observer, astrophotographers and a bus full of outreach participants of the Israeli astronomy association.
Even with this multitude of participants, everyone kept darkness discipline, allowing all participants to enjoy the rare resource of darkness.
My NMT is up and ready for darkness.
A very light haze was as low as 10-15 degrees but the skies were very stable, allowing for high magnifications when needed.
We enjoyed Spring's objects and the beginning of the Milky way season.
Globular clusters - M13 and the glob king - Omega Centauri. Omega is low, but this specific site has a fantastic dark south and the view through 20" with the Ethos 21 was just jaw dropper
Galaxies - Bodes, Whirlpool, Needle, Black Eye and some fainter galaxies. Magnifying M82 to X250 the dust lanes and the irregularities in the core where very very detailed - its been the best view I got of this galaxy.
Planetary Nebulas - Ghost of Jupiter, Ring and Cats Eye. The last appearing greenish/blueish, center star easily visible and its surrounding structure also visible nicely.
Summer's nebulas - Lagoon, Trifid, Omega and Veil and multitude of stars in the center of the Milky Way.
It was a fun session, good people, many chat subjects, astronomy is the dominants one.
As for wild life, we had Camels visiting before sunset and during the night, a rude Fox came and stole a box full of food, which he failed to open.