My observing report from a surprisingly cold and blustery 2015 Winter Star Party has been published by the Webb Deep Sky Society. I had flown from the UK to the Florida Keys looking forward to observing the southern skies from a palm tree studded beach. The weather had different ideas. A cold front with cloud, rain and a bitter wind limited observing to a few days at either end. I had gone out expecting tropical conditions and ended up buying and borrowing additional clothing to keep warm. As expected, when it was clear the skies were fantastic and I ticked off a variety of objects in instruments up to 16″ aperture. A full report is here: link.
Highlights included eta Carina nebula and omega Centauri in a 16″ dobsonian and the interesting NGC 2731-2, a bipolar planetary nebula. I observed NGC 2731-2 back at home with the 14″ and made the sketch above.