Dr Paul Leyland

Just finished a 2-hour set of exposures in Johnson-V. Nothing obvious in the quick-look stack and I don’t expect to be able to measure anything when the subs are processed properly. Best guess is <20.5 mag. but all will become clear soon enough.

A real pity conditions were not good enough here the previous couple of nights.  Wind is still ferocious but at least the dust and clouds have gone.

Oh well, at least there is a nice GC in the field (at least one, perhaps more) and a whole bunch of supergiant stars resolved in the galaxy. An in-depth examination and comparison with sundry catalogues will doubtless turn up quite a few more interesting objects. I find it fascinating that we amateurs get about as good a view of M31 these days as Galileo did of our own galaxy.