Last night was Leonid season, with the peak apparently happening around 10 this morning. Went out about 3:30 in the am and of course all I saw was clouds, and the occasional star, in between the clouds. "Where are these tiny lions?" I asked myself. Then ranted for about an hour to my flatmate about clouds.
Am getting very very sick of clouds, have not had a clear night for quite a while now. I am, in fact, considering either moving to a desert - where there isn't enough moisture to form clouds, or constructing some kind of evil genius doomsday device to rip a hole in the sky.
In other news - am getting fairly familiar with the Canon hack, so this is good, not that I have anywhere to use it. And I have started the search for a stepping motor - more electronics fun - but if anyone has an old stepping/servo motor that they no longer want, need or would be prepared to trade ... let me know? Prefer one I don't have to assemble :)
In final news - Happy Birthday to my partner in cheap optics and weird telescope hacks, Bill!