Twenty minute guided, Pentax MX, 400 Kodak Gold TheSKY sceengrab of same area
Double Cluster in Perseus, HII Nebulae & Open Clusters in Cassiopeia
From Keota, Colorado Nov. 2010 (film)
The November 5-6, 2010 star
party at Keota was well attended. Friday night was evidently the
best night and plenty Dark Sky Marines enjoyed the heavens. Some of the
attendees were -
Commander Gary G. after he finished chopping cactus. Robert G and Bob
from LasVagas, stopped by on his way to a hunting trip up in Wyoming.
Also David D. with his 4" Unitron. (Randy C. was there in Oct.) Dave and Jim.
Later our trusty Astro. Leauge coordinator,
got there and did some digital imaging....
Vern setup shop. Bill P. stopped hadn't seen him for a while, and said 'hi' to me.
A grandfather, father, and his two
kids stopped by wanting to learn some more astronomy. And then some
unknown driver pulled into our field with his truck lights on high,
ruining our night vision, moved up a ways and ruined some other folks night vision and drove off, no one knew who he was. I hate when that happens! But otherwise it was
a fine clear dark night, except for a 25* area in the Greeley/Denver/Longmont azimuth. It was a lIttle hazy there, but not much of a problem overhead until much later in the
Sunset at Keota from October 2010.
A nice Crescent Moon above 'The Rocky Mountains' are visible in the background, from south of Denver to about Loveland on the right. Photo Home___TjT Dec.06, 2010
You can see the 'brown cloud above and east of where Denver would be.