You could be forgiven for thinking, looking at a website like this, that whenever an astronomer sticks their camera outside they see stars and galaxies. Well, not the case! Most inconveniently, it is often cloud! At the ASWA Astro Camp on the weekend just gone, the weather didn’t play particularly nice, coming over quite cloudy on the first night, and only allowing a two hour (albeit perfect two hour) gap on Saturday night.
The above photograph shows a little tiny bit of the constellation of Orion poking up above a layer of cloud, and Jupiter shining through the cloud. The orange look to the cloud is derived from light pollution reflecting on the clouds.