The galaxy hop time window was very narrow due to work schedule but we did manage to get a look at three decent galaxies with the imager. The viewing conditions were not ideal with a slight haze and thin clouds. We made the best of the conditions and put M-51 in the camera. It was an amazing sight even with the atmospheric haze. Very distinct spiral structure and fairly bright. Next we put the R2 on M-104 the Sombrero galaxy. Very nice detail revealing the galaxies structure including the dark edge on line giving it the distinction of its name. Last was M-64 the Black Eye galaxy. A little on the rough side but you could definitely see the dark “Black Eye” area very easily.
Overall a short but fun night under the dark sky. Hopefully if this weather system clears up there will be many more. Clear skies everyone!