An Image taken by A fellow Stooge on April 1st.
This was also the night of the Great Redneck Inferno - which would get so bad that I seriously considered calling the fire department.
Also taken that night (after the fires went out) was this stunning image of Saturn:
Finally, a small and very cloudy image of mars taken on Sunday night.
Mars is rapidly pulling away and getting smaller each night. But some interesting details are still visible - such as the bright white clouds over the peaks of the giant Martian volcanoes and the shrinking North Polar Ice Cap.
Next week I'll be headed off to the Mid-South Star Gaze for observing and imaging under good, dark skies. The new astrograph is almost ready to go, just a few more guiding and test runs to do.