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Bad weather and moon interference

Winter has begun in California. We only have 2 seasons: Summer and Winter. The cold and wet weather arrives very suddenly, and we tend to go straight from 84-90F to 35-55F in a matter of days. With this change comes a lot of clouds. The only chance I've had this month was during the nearly full moon, in which I attempted to capture an RGB (true color) object: The Iris Nebula. This proved to be a bit too much with my local light pollution and the moon's light. This is about all I could pull, a very noisy image:

It looks like the clouds are going to linger for quite some time.. and then the moon will be back. So it will be a while before I can bring the scope back out!

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