Some cloud on and off but it cleared about 10pm. I set up the Altair 80mm refractor. I was planning to align it really well and then test some longer exposures.
its only has an alt-azimuth mount so it’s not at all in the same class as an equatorial mount but I wanted to see if I could stretch out to 2-3 minutes.
I set up 2 star alignment and the scope chose Albireo (a beautiful orange and blue double star) and Aldebaran. I’d only just done that when it clouded over.
it cleared up again later so I took my 10×30 IS binoculars out and looked at the Hyades and Pleiades. I could count roughly 50 stars in the Pleiades group.
I’ll have to wait for a better night to do my little experiment.