Saturday, February 11, 2006
Hunting Comet Pojmanski
Except, of course, it was in the south west, directly over the city glow. I searched in vain between alpha Indus and Iota Sagittarii. Still, the morning was beautiful, Jupiter was bright above me, Venus glitters above the roof tops, so I got my scope out for some shots of Jupiter, then went to image crescent Venus.
So that was when the cloud rolled in. Mildly miffed at natures perefidery (check the subtitle) I made a cup of tea and watched until the clouds turned red, then salmon pink with the rising sun. Then the clouds parted, and I shot off some images of Venus, then went back to bed. I didn't see the comet, but I saw more than enough beauty to make early rising worth while.
You see, I just began using my first telescope; so that was very exciting for me.