Last Friday evening we held a star party! My mom and her husband Chris came up for a week visit from CA and brought his 20" telescope so we could all enjoy an evening of star gazing out here in the beautiful country. It's not so great star gazing wise where they live, so it's a special treat to be able to set it up here where the sky is dark and the stars really come alive.
We invited a few people over and had a tasty dinner of burgers, calico beans, bacon wrapped smokies, fruit salad, chicken and noodle salad, punch, soda, and beer.
It was about 8:45pm when Chris started setting up the telescope. It was really cool watching him get it all put together. It's huge!
After setting up the telescope was complete, there was nothing left to do but wait for it to be dark!
It was amazing, just soooooooo amazing! We saw Saturn and it's rings, Jupiter and 4 of it's moons, Mars, Globular Star Clusters, multiple galaxies, The Horseshoe Nebula, and much more. It was awesome! I wish you all could have looked through the telescope and saw what we saw.
Truly amazing. "I have loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams