One of those nights...

September 10, 2022

Everything seemed to be working against any sort of astronomy stuff happening. A nearly full moon, a crazy amount of condensation in the air, and a thick layer of haze that turned out to be smoke from some devastating wildfires in Canada and northwest US. Here's what the backyard looked like in infrared. I should have known to call it a night (earlier than I did) when Jupiter was the only object I could really see in the sky. These cameras are way more sensitive than our eyes, and with narrowband filters I can usually shoot on a full moon night, but Nature wasn't having any of it.

Click here to see the latest smoke map for North America. Here's what the smoke layer looked like at the time: