What a week! Finished my last class for my Master's program and got a new job! Brilliant stuff! Tonight was very clear and I took my 12" Lightbridge out to the local, popular observing spot for some visual fun, as well as to catch up with some old mates that I have not been able to see for a while. I got a lot of visual observing in, touring Auriga, Gemini, Orion and Cassiopeia. I also caught up with some old astrobuddies and made some new friends (including another Aussie transplant!).
I took the above shot while I observed. It's only about 30 minutes of star trails, taken with the Mansfield Dam in the foreground (this is where a lot of Austin astronomers meet on a regular basis). Taken with my