The forecast for tonight was for very clear skies, and sure enough after raining all day the clouds began to clear. I had got the lend of some new toys to use with the camera and ended up spending the majority of my evening getting used to time-lapse and long exposure photography. I was keen to put together a time lapse of the stars coming out but unfortunately my laptop kept crashing, so another time maybe.
Another amazing clear night to view the stars and with no moon at 22.00 so many more stars were visible.
When I was younger I used to think how great I was when I could pick out the North star and could identify Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, but it is only now that I realise it was easy when you are in the city as so many stars are just not visible due to light pollution so only the brightest shine through.