September 2005 MAC Observing Session

September 2005

After another cloudy and hazy South Carolina summer, everyone was about stir crazy to see some clear skies.  The weather forecast for the Labor Day weekend looked promising, so plans were made to hold a campout at MAC-Hunter on both Friday and Saturday nights to take maximum advantage of the holiday weekend.  We had fifteen to twenty visitors both nights, with several observers and astro-photographers from both MAC and the Roper Mountain Astronomers making a whole weekend out of it and staying both nights.  Lots of good food and Gene's hospitality in providing shower facilities at his house made it a very enjoyable campout!  

Even though Friday was a good night as far as September nights go, Saturday was outstandingly dark and clear.  One of the observers was overheard to comment that it was a 10.5 out of 10!