The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright…

So, I’ve been into astronomy for a couple of years now since moving to Texas and living in a town where there isn’t much light at night. I get to enjoy Gods handy work on a pretty regular basis.

This week, my wife and I will finally get a chance to view the night sky through an 82 inch telescope at the McDonald Observatory in west Texas where the skies are VERY dark. It is that way because of the lack of city lights and populated areas. It’s one of the best areas of the country to view the night sky because of the darkness and the elevation (around 6800 ft).  You can see the bare spot in west Texas. Viewing should be great!
I’ve included a few pics that I’ve taken through my telescope, Saturn being one of my favorites to shoot. The 1st pic of the moon was at dusk, my favorite time of day.  I am in no way a photographer as you can see. These pics were taken by holding my little Sony Cybershot up to the telescope lens. Maybe the people at the observatory will let me take a few pics through their highly expensive scope. Highly doubtful. I’ll let ya know how it goes.
Peace,
Barry