Warmup : C/2009 P1 Garradd

Comet GarraddA faint little comet has been cruising through the milky way the past weeks getting just a tad brighter each passing month. Pictured on the right is Comet Garradd taken Sunday night from my backyard, click image to enlarge or click here for big version. This image is cropped from original size taken with my 40D using a 200mm lens. A crisp cold front moved through over the weekend clearing the night sky.

Its about 17 days before the Okie-Tex Star Party, time to tune up my gear. Everything went pretty well so I’m fired up and ready for dark skies in western Oklahoma.