Super Secret Site

Last night I ventured out to a secret site for viewing the night sky. Okay, I don’t know if it’s an actual secret, but it’s certainly out of the way. The site is maybe a 30min drive from my house and 1) there are no lights around to ruin night vision 2) the sky is noticeably darker than in the city. The Milky Way was easy to see whereas in the city a person would never see it. I’m not sure the viewing conditions were all that good last night, the transparency was supposedly quite poor (as forecast on Cleardarksky). I hope to go out there again tonight. Earlier today the forecast was for good transparency, but now it is predicting below average transparency again. It should be above average tomorrow but unfortunately I have to stay home tomorrow night.

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