Finally tonight we got some clear skies. I didn’t have much time to observe so I setup quickly and looked around while my eyes adapted to the dark. By the time my eyes were ready I could see the 4.3 mag. stars in the little dippers handle.
I went right to Beta Cygnus (Albireo). This is one of my favorite double stars. It’s an easy split in my 90mm at x40 and the colors of the primary – a yellow or almost Gold and the secondary – Blue are always pleasing.
M31. Andromeda Galaxy. In my 90mm at x40 this galaxy has a bright core with an elongated smudge. With adverted vision I could just detect a dark lane near the center.
That’s all I really had time for tonight. Got a busy day tomorrow.