Hey everyone,
Thanks for your words of encouragement and for sharing your thoughts. Sorry it's been so long since I last posted, but I have not had a chance to go out and take a look at the stars for various reasons including a busy schedule. The night sky has not been too great either. Not to mention we almost got a foot of snow here just last week :s But it's all melted now. It's very rare to get snow here in May. The day before our big snow storm I was outside in my backyard tanning and even got a lil' burnt. Talk about crazy. Anyways, I am digressing. I am going outside tonight, I have downloaded the Sky Map for May and hopefully I will have some good fun tonight. The skies are clear and it is still fairly warm; 10C (50F) right now.

When I went outside, it was fairly clear. About 10-15 minutes later before I even had a chance to use my telescope, clouds just invaded the sky from all corners. So yea, I wound up not getting a chance to use my telescope.