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Not much deep sky work happening here in North Central New Mexico. I blame the near persistent cloud cover. To those that image the sky (at least deep sky) the presence of *any* clouds is reason enough to close up shop. Many people will exclaim ... but it was so clear last night! Well, being able to see some stars, even a lot of stars doesn't quite cut it. Looks like I will need to adapt to trying to image "in between" on those nights of intermittent clouds. Yes I was spoiled by the days or weeks long periods of clear cloudless skies in the North California Bay Area. Of course they are also suffering a severe drought ... On balance I guess I'll learn to deal with the clouds!
Taken in Corrales New Mexico, February 20, 2015
Canon T2i (stock), Canon 24mm f/2.8L @ f/1.6, 1/8sec exposure, ISO 400
Raw image cropped and mangled Lightroom