Jupiter was up and brilliant in the pre-dawn sky. Three of the Galilean moons visible. The planet was very bright indeed but I could still resolve the main equatorial bands.
I’d been up since the wee hours with the telescope. I think this was the first break in the clouds since the harpsichord arrived almost three weeks ago, so I took advantage of it.
Nothing remarkable to report at 2 AM. Kemble’s Cascade was nice to look at, ditto some old chestnuts like M42 and the Double Cluster. Ursa Minor was unsually clear. I think I spotted HIP14350, a K-class reddish-orange star near Perseus. It was a beautiful little gem.
The light pollution has worsened since I arrived here, but there is still much to see.