My first Astrophography from Pawnee Prairie Grasslands

All these images are from 'The Cactus Flats' area in the Pawnee Prairie Grasslands 14 miles east
of Ault Colorado.  Taken during the time of the Leonids Meteor Shower in 1999.

            M31 & M33 & H VII 32, Mirach, Almach                                                                                            The same area from TheSKY 5

                          Pleiades & The California Nebula in Taurus

    ...and even from a bad image, this was taken at my FIRST Star Party, using a 1940's  Kodak A1 with Kodak 800/400? Gold film.
And shows what data you can discern from even a bad image. I'd forgotten the date I took it, so I took this image to Astrometry dot net,
had the stars 'called out' & annotated, and noticed one was not included. So I took opened up TheSKY 4.0 by the B Brothers in
Golden, CO and mimicked the image, viole' it was MARS.... I'd forgotten. At the bottom left were jets taking off & landing at the New
DIA airport ENE of Denver and 58 miles away from me # 189.45* Azimuth. The horrid Bright area is the Light pollution from Denver
& Greeley, which has only got Worse today.....sigh.... when was the Last time YOU were at a DARK SITE? At them, I have been able
to see stars as dim as, 7.1 magnitude, checked on annotated star map of the area we were surveying (Ft. Union, New Mexico).
So be careful what you Throw away, might be some, 'Hidden Gold, in them thar' photos'. Dark Skies & Think cosmic !! (10/22/2022)

Looking at the Nasty SkyGlow from Greeley/Denver and the Planes Landing at DIA

           A little Jupiter, Camera held up to the eyepiece of my C-14

                           The Aurora in Nov 99 from Pawnee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Galactic Home                        Jan 1, 2005    tjt