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Dean Johnson

    Hello astronomy fans!

    Eagle Bluff is available all weekend. Tonight does seem like the best night. I am ready, willing and able, and will be there by 8 p.m. at the latest.

    Last night David Coset and I were out at the Flatin Farm for 5 hours. Since it was so humid, I kept my telescope low to the southern horizon in Sagittarius and we "climbed the ladder" of looking at objects in the southern Milky Way. There was a nice breeze from the south that kept my glass from fogging up.

    I found them and David looked at them while I read the pertinant info about them from Burnham's Celestial Handbook. It was really fun. It was the first night that I took the time to read about them while we were looking at the various globulars, diffuse nebula and open star clusters. I realized that I was finally savoring what I was looking at. In the years past, I was so busy ripping through the observing lists that I didn't read about them until I got home into my library.

    I find that I am teaching now instead of learning. It's great, but I still need to learn. Time is the issue.

    No matter, David, "Da-VEED" in Francois" is a hoot! He is fun, talented and brainy, just like the RAC!