My observing report

As I drove up the winding road to my secret observing location, I idly mused upon the deep impact of the universe as I contemplated the past week of rain. When I arrived at the parking lot, it was filled with friends eager for a night's observing. I counted at least 1 telescopes set up.

I started my night's observing with one of my favorite objects, M 103. It was not quite as bright as Demi Moore. Then, for a real challenge, I helped a beginner find NGC 2749. It somewhat resembled a cantilever bra. Then, I logged M 100. It appeared as cotton candy. Then, I checked off B 214. It was as bright as fleecy wool. Next, I had a chance to see NGC 6701. It somewhat resembled whispy tendrils of nebulosity. Then, I accidentally located M 4. It appeared in the eyepiece like whipped cream. After I'd spent a few minutes looking at that, I logged B 429. It gave the appearance of cotton on velvet. Next, attacking my personal nemesis, I hunted for NGC 2349. It appeared as cotton candy.

Finally, it was time to pack up and leave. As I drove home, I contemplated the events of the night, and realized that any night out under the sky with good friends is better than a day out under the hot sun with bitter enemies.


    ...Akkana (with help from David North, Jane Houston Jones, and Bill Arnett) .

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