It's a beautiful night! The humidity and haze were down, it was nicely cool, and the sky was cloudless. Too bad it wasn't near as nice this weekend. I stepped outdoors at about 10:30, binoculars in hand, and decided to take a look around. The light-polluted sky was clear enough to display a good number of stars, Jupiter, with Antares nearby, shown brightly to the south, and, OH! a single bright meteor streaked north to south as I gazed skyward! Later I believe I spotted a very faint meteor headed in the same direction. Checking out the northeast sky with the binoculars, yes!, I was able to find the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) so we've got a shot at showing it off at the next observatory open house. In the binocular field of view the galaxy was a faint fuzz-ball, rather indistinct in the bright skyglow, but it was there! I was too tired to go to the club meeting tonight and too tired to haul myself out to actually observe.The sky, however, is a wonder to behold no matter how you behold it!
No matter how you behold it