Sunday, April 21, 2013


Comet PanSTARRS : smudge at the bottom

Even the first week, the one thing that really energized me was the clear skies here.  In back of my sister's house is a charter school and their school yard was a pretty good place to view the skies.  The house lights in the neighboring subdivisions were visible but not intrusive and the town lights also seemed to be directed down instead of creating a lot of intruding light pollution.  The March skies were really nice and I could see all the stars in the little dipper, Pleiades, Orion's sword, and even the comet PanSTARRS with a little extra effort.
It had been so long since I used my Nikon FE2 SLR film camera that the batteries had died.  I got some new ones and went out on March 15th to photograph the comet.  I got one week shot and a few of the skies.  See photo Album.