Equipment: 16” Dobsonian, 55mm eyepiece, Paracorr.
New objects observed: none
Previously viewed objects: Messier 81, Messier 82, Messier 3
Not a good night, it turned out. Mt. Rainier looked pretty good from my window, so I thought I might be able to pull off some quality observing, but it was not to be. I initially tried looking for some Herschel 400 objects, but wasn’t having any luck there. To get a feel for the overall quality of the night, I looked at Messier 81, 82, and 3, since they would be in pretty good positions and should be fairly easy to find. I did find them, but all three of them were washed out and unimpressive. Since even objects as bright as they are weren’t looking very good, I decided to bag it and head back inside.
So it goes, sometimes.