On the smaller side, at home. There's a Mars session planned for the weekend, clouds permitting with Bill and Pip, hoping for clear skies tomorrow. If all goes well I want to take my scope, both cameras (little one for timelapses) and various tripods and inverters and laptops.
Went out to test the 20D tonight, was an awesomely clear night but I had power problems with the camera, which kinda sucked. The laptop worked fine, but I only got 25 shots in before the camera died. So this is the best of those.
Tonight saw Mars through the 'scope and for the first time ever saw details on the planet! Very exciting!
In other, sadder, news. My uncle, John McKechnie, passed away this morning. He was an enormous influence on my life, he got me into CG, he looked after me, he taught me a lot of the things that help me be me now and he was my friend.
He was also one of the big inspirations for my astronomy habit. I loved him and I will miss him terribly. He's survived by my Mum, and his 3 children, Cameron, Rosemary and Andrea. He was, and will always be one of the brightest stars in my sky, and now he has rejoined the universe.