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One of those nights when woke up in middle of night and couldn't get back to sleep.  So I got up turned the TV on - that lasted 4 mins - rubbish.

Then I look out the Window - thats clear I can see stars - lots. So I went outside and WOW the night was really clear and the Milky way was mint - spotted lots of greys by naked eye and there were that many stars it took me longer than normal (lol) to spot the W. One of the best Milky ways for a good while - then I remembered this was the first "Astro dark night" of the new season. Even spotted a couple of shooting stars in the 10 mins I was outside. Pleiades and Venus were visible even if Venus was very low but Pleiades reminded me that the "old favourite" Orion would be up soon.

 If it wasn't 2.45am AND the clouds hadn't looked like they were rolling in from the west  I would have got the kit out.   So its a taster of things to come.

Still I was able to get back to sleep :)

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Smithysteve

You must have thought you were dreaming! The dark nights are creeping in, I just hope we get some clear nights!

A nice report on a chance encounter!  I bet you could not sleep after that! ☺️?

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Smithysteve said:

You must have thought you were dreaming! The dark nights are creeping in, I just hope we get some clear nights!

A nice report on a chance encounter!  I bet you could not sleep after that! ☺️?

 

 

Opposite it must have relaxed me - agree on hope !

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Tweedledee

Very nice. Sounds like it was well worth a bit of insomnia. :)

 

Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night, get out of bed and don't put any lights on at all. I nip outside first to see the sky, and if it is clear I pretty much have full dark adaptation immediately. If cloudy I might put the tv on, or better still, read for a bit.

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stash

I could have counted the sheep - as they are over the fence literally 12ft away :lol:

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