My observing report

As I drove up the winding road to my home observatory, I idly mused upon the impact upon modern astronomy of underwater basket weaving as I contemplated the ominous thunderheads on the horizon. When I arrived at the parking lot, it was filled with friends eager for a night's observing. I counted at least 23 telescopes set up.

I started my night's observing with one of my favorite objects, M 95. It appeared to be two scoops of spumoni ice cream. Next, I found by accident M 110. It glowed, rather like a spider. Then, for a real challenge, I identified B 45. It reminded me of a Black Rider hunting for Frodo. Then, I found B 228 in Corvus. It looked uncannily like one of Martha Stewart's doilies. Then, for a real challenge, I added to my logbook IC 1615. It compared favorably with Alan Rickman. Next, attacking my personal nemesis, I checked off IC 2434. It seemed almost a spider.

Finally, it was time to pack up and leave. As I drove home, I contemplated the events of the night, and realized that any night out under the sky with good friends is better than phone sex.


    ...Akkana (with help from David North, Jane Houston Jones, and Bill Arnett) .

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