October’s Public Night at the DHO

On Saturday October 7th, we entertained 6 members of the public at the Darling Hill Observatory. It was first truly fall night after several 80 degree days in a row just a couple of days earlier. The weather was rainy and miserable all day but right almost as if it was on cue the skies cleared up just after sunset. John R. slewed the Cave to almost a dozen targets entertaining the crowd on the observing deck. Targets included Saturn, Jupiter, the Veil Nebula, and the Pleiades. Jeff H. and Tony K. were down in warm chartroom entertaining guests as well. Jeff H. had his EAA rig setup following many of same targets as the Cave. Tony and Tina brought cider and donuts for everyone, which added to the fall-like ambience. 

Jeff’s favorite image from the night was of course the Pleiades.

The Pleiades Seven Sisters
Credit: Jeff Higgins