Setting up for last night’s observatory Open Night, I noticed what appeared to be a dead leaf stuck to the wall under the sconce by the front door. Looking a bit closer I realized it wasn’t a leaf after all but a little moth in clever disguise! I took a few moments to photograph the little guy before returning to work. Now to identify it… anybody know what type of moth I’ve spotted here?
Open night went well, by the way, with 28 visitors over the course of two hours, which is about average. We were treated to excellent views of Jupiter, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Perseus Double Cluster. I hate to say, Comet Bentley 2 eluded me… despite its proximity to the Double Cluster, I could not find it to save my life! Jupiter, however, was a crowd pleaser.