Another Saturday night and I'm up at the winery again with the Santa Cruz astronomy club, and it's looking like it's going to be a good night. Venus and Jupiter are already shining bright above the sunset in the west and despite the coast being covered in fog, at our elevation things look clear.

Tonight I will be hunting for globular clusters. To start things off I've observed M4: a bright globular in Scorpius that is popular and easy to find due to it's proximity to Antares (which I learned tonight means Mars' red rival). It's a good looking globular, but I'm excited to continue the hunt for some more elusive targets in Ophiuchus.

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  • Observed with: Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
  • Seeing: above average
  • Light pollution: above average