By Dave Fuller on 1/4/2013 11:01 PM
I don't know if it's a sign of my advancing age, or my remembering better how to withstand colder temps, but 25F with a 16F wind chill tonight didn't seem all that bad.  Maybe it was because I had not been out for much serious observing in so long.  It had been totally cloudy for over 2 weeks, it seemed.  In any case, I finally got to DO some observing.

First, I took out the 10" Dob.  That was more due to slight laziness than anything - or perhaps my desire to get out there and see things in the night sky without having to put something back together.  The 6" f/5 was not on the mount, and it's tripod was being "borrowed" for another project in the basement.  I didn't want to use a 70mm scope, , the 4.5" Tasco was in pieces and the 90mm refractor was sitting on a pipe mount on a slightly-less-than-adequate tripod.  So despite not having used the 10" Dob in... wow - I really don't remember how long - probably sometime since summer? - I picked it up and dragged it out.

First up: Comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR....

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