The clouds finally parted at a time when I was able to get out and do some astronomy.
It seems such a long time ago since I’ve been out.
I wanted to test my new 10-20mm lens that my wife gave me money towards for my combined Xmas & birthday prezzie.
Despite the light pollution from my back garden I was able to reveal the Milky way stretching right from Gemini (Open Star Cluster M35 is down in bottom right), into Cygnus (Deneb top left).
I see that I am going to have so much fun with this lens…
I then set the scope up to take an image of Comet C/LINEAR 2012K5.
It was in the southern part of Auriga and just visible in my main scope as a hazy smudge.
Unfortunately, just as I got 3 images in the bag, it clouded over again bringing my great observing start to 2013 to a crashing halt.
A small taster of what might be coming later in the year?