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Dean Johnson

    Well, I went out for a half an hour on my deck with my binoculars and got a naked eye and binocular position of Mars. It was so cold my pen wouldn't work right and I had to put it inside my coat under my arm to get the ink flowing. I had to do that 3 times.

    Mars shows a tiny disc even in binoculars and I can see it moving night by night against the background of stars. It's like following an asteroid, only LOTS easier because it is so big and bright.

    I took looks at M41 and the Orion Nebula, but they were quick. Subzero temps were killing my fingers.

    I eagerly look forward to warm nights of 10F or so.