One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
We took off to drive down the beach around 9:30. We found a low dune with a good view of the NW sky. We have some light pollution from nearby Prince Frederick, but with a little work (and the aid of a chart) we found it, below and left of the Big Dipper (Ursa Major). It is still visible to the naked eye, as kind of a smear of light, but with even a lousy pair of binoculars, you could see the core and the tail. I dutifully pointed the camera and took a picture, but I didn't even bother to download it; there simply won't be enough light.
Maybe we'll try again one of these days soon,. since it should be around a few more days, and it will climb higher in the night sky as it fades away on its outbound orbit.