Alastair’s Place

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Having recently taken up astronomy, I now find myself constantly wishing that the weather here were better. Tonight was frustrating for me, because it was pretty dark, but there’s a lot of moisture outside here at the moment, which means dew everywhere, and also some very irritating high cloud has developed. Irritating because it reflects light back down from street lamps, but also because the Moon is out, and illuminating half the sky.

On the plus side, I did practice the one of the more complicated polar alignment methods, and also (I think) managed to do a reasonable job of focussing my camera through its viewfinder. (For those who haven’t tried astrophotography, this is surprisingly tricky.)