so, my nebulous gash tattoo is currently on National Geographic’s “The Loom” blog by Carl Zimmer.
took the telescope outside last night…
holywhoa stars. it was so clear out, and in any one position I set the ‘scope, it sought out at least 15 stars (at 20x magnification)! I couldn’t find the pleiades star cluster, though (on the scope, I could easily see it in the sky).
shall try again tonight!