Lewis McCool

Scorpius’ stars put sting in summer sky

Greetings, stargazers.

The late afternoon monsoon clouds finally parted and made for a few good observing evenings recently. Unfortunately for me, a couple of those nights were interrupted by smoke from the Toe Fire on Sleeping Ute Mountain. Trying to gather enough light for a color photograph of any deep sky object is challenging...

Charles Hakes is an assistant professor in the physics and engineering department at Fort Lewis College and is director of the Fort Lewis Observatory. He can be reached at hakes_c@fortlewis.edu

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