I went straight to M31, then star hopped down to Mirach. I also located the constellation Triangulum, and used the star Metallah to hop again. From Metallah, I moved up in declination and east, about the diameter of my binos lenses. So with Metallah on one side of my lenses, I believe the point directly across was HR485. Repeating that process, I used
It was very, very faint. It looked to me like a sparse cluster of stars. There appeared to be some fine granularity there, as if someone took a small pinch of salt and plopped it on the table. Umm, I mean sky. The time was 2:28 a.m. Twenty-eight minutes after starting the session. Not bad I guess.
After this, I went to the southwest. I traversed my property, and marvelled at a cop car that has sped by here twice in the last few minutes, unless it is two different patrol cars. Who knows. Anyway, I looked at Jupiter, and noticed the pattern of moons to look like this (° = a moon, ○= Jupiter):
° ° ° ○ °
I could not be certain if I saw 3 or 4 moons, it was way difficult holding steady. I wrote this without checking, because I want to see if I saw it like this pattern I drew.
Well, that is likely going to be it for a while. The moon is waxing gibbous tomorrow, and the weather is turning more cloudy going forward.
Again, thanks for reading, and your support.