Montebello Observing (July 3, 2011)


While waiting for it to get good and dark a plane heading into San Francisco International Airport happened past this beautiful crescent moon



Montebello is a great "local" place for Bay Area amateurs to go observing, but there is a fair amount of ambient light from the metropolis below.  Still, in this photo, the Milky Way is visible, as are the various constellations and some Messier objects.



Here's the same scene with some labels.