Time: 1900 – 2300
Attendees: Mark Radice
Equipment: 14″ f4.5 skywatcher auto dob
Weather: The night started with lovely clear skies that, unfortunately, slowly misted over as the evening wore on. The secondary kept on misted over leading to frequent use of the hairdryer.
First up was the low Messier objects while I waited for the optics to cool and my eyes to adjust to the dark. M8 was pretty washed out. The star cluster was visible but there was little sign of the nebulosity. The large globular M22 was similarly affected and nothing like its normal majesty.