Dawn shots of Regulus, Sirius, and Spica
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Dawn shots of Regulus, Sirius, and Spica

Dawn shots of Regulus, Sirius, and Spica


I stayed after my 04:30am deck-check to try and get shots of Regulus, Sirius, and Spica. I needed a decent location fix as yesterday provided no opportunities.

Spica ducked behind a cloud just as I had it on the horizon so Regulus, in the constellation Leo, and Sirius, a neighbour to the constellation Orion, would have to do.

I,was thinking of canning the whole thing given the early hour and the lingering effects of my rather foul mood of the day before. Seaburban was workd over well and good by the combination of the SW and ENE swell. With no usable breeze we could make no reasonable progress and after trying nearly every light air sale and trick aboard, I was ready to throw something, anything over the side.

As it turns out, the sun did come up, the breeze has filled in, and I didn’t toss anything over the side that I would most likely need later.

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