I had hoped to observe and sketch IC 1101 for Owen Brazell but it was to far to the west for me to get it so I have missed out 🙁 In the end I went for Arp 69 aka NGC 5579 and companion, quite a difficult observation of these interacting galaxies in Bootes.  Closing up the observatory now as dawn approaches, good to be out in the observatory and get something under my belt.

Arp 69 in Bootes

To bed 03.30 local time.

 

Dale