Monthly Archives: January 2008

I froze my ass off

This has been a weird winter. First snow, then rain, and now cold. Needless to say, the number of clear nights have been few and far between. So when the skies cleared last night I thought it would be a great time to try for another awesome picture, maybe M81 or the double cluster. So I bundled up and braved the -18C.

The full moon was so strong that I couldn’t even focus on a damn star in order to get aligned. Talk about moon blindness … the backyard looked like mid-day! After frantically trying to focus and freezing my fingers and ass for about 20 minutes I gave up.