The weather was forecast to be mostly or totally cloudy, so it was a pleasant surprise that the clouds held off until after midnight. We had a few bands of clouds pass over, but we usually had at least half the sky open for viewing. The seeing and transparency were pretty better than average in the clear spots, which was another pleasant surprise.
Among the many objects we viewed, I got to see the “green comet”, which was a nice binocular object. It’s just one binocular field of view from Mars, so it’s very easy to find. There was no color, but we could see a good amount of the tail in my 100mm binoculars.
I had the chance to take a few quick shots of the Ransom Canyon star party during a break in the fun:
Ransom Canyon Star Party Canceled
April 22 Ransom Canyon Party Caneled
February 2023 Astronight