Dave G and I had a perfectly spectacular evening last night at Dave's Star Box Observatory.
It started out cloudy but soon cleared up. The Moon, Regulus, Saturn and Venus conjunction was quite nice.


To make the night even more historic,
The Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station
highlighted the conjunction by passing directly through the heart of it!!!


In Photo #1 you can see the Shuttle and ISS trails stretching from Venus to Regulus.
Photo #2 shows the trails reaching from Regulus across the moon and off the southward side.

In photos #3 and 4 you can see the Shuttle and ISS race south into Earth's shadow before disappearing.

  You can blow these images up and actually see the seperate trails left by the Shuttle and ISS. 

  

  

After the excitement settled down we set about taking some photos.


Antares, M4 and M80                                                                                                                      M6 - The Butterfly Cluster

    


M8 - The Lagoon Nebula                                                                                            M16 - The Eagle Nebula

  

M17 - The Omega Nebula                                                                                                                                                     M23

  


M70                                                                                                                                                               Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion

  


Well, due to inclement weather the Shuttle was unable to land. Nasa decided to orbit for another day. So, we got another chance to see the Shuttl and Space Station
on Thursday night. We decided to try for still images, since we had shot trailed images the night before.

Here's my shot. Will include Dave's asap...........