I wanted to go out to the Flint Hills Thursday, January 3rd for my first view of the Quadrantids meteor shower but mother nature thought otherwise. It looked like it might be clear but the wind was howling all day. But in the end it clouded up. I did not spend much time outside that night, it was cold, very windy and partly cloudy. From my observatory I never say a single meteor.
It seems the showers peak was a bit early according the the Nasa teams report.
I updated my B33, the Horsehead nebula picture after collecting more exposures. Selecting the best of both the old exposures (reprocessed with a simulated flat) and of the newer exposures helped improve this image over my previous effort.
New Image: Sh2-155, a nebula in Cygnus. Called the Cave nebula I have no idea where they get that. I had hoped to collect far more time on this object. But I ended up discarding nearly thirty percent of the total exposures as they were not of good quality.