Darting around the sky
We seem to be in the middle of gale season (or 'January' as we call it around here). A bit of wind wasn't going to stop me getting out with the 'scope - not with a relatively clear sky at least. Of course, once I had the scope out the clouds increased tenfold and I ended up darting around the sky going for familiar stuff (
I did get bag one new Messier,
Towards midnight the clouds started to build significantly. I decided to call it a night and this proved to be very prudent as the rain started to fall just as I got the 'scope tube inside. Within minutes it was pouring down - thankfully all the equipment was safe and warm inside.
M41 - Open Cluster in Canis Major
Sadly, Sirius and the rest of