After a three-night break, observations begin for the extension to Campaign 96 (96.1) back at the Kuiper Telescope on Mt. Bigelow, AZ. The sky was clear throughout the night. The seeing started off at about 1.8 arcsec, but for most of the night it was a very unimpressive 2-3 arcsec.
A large wild fire is now burning about 50 miles north of the observatory
and the smoke was quite thick along the northern horizon at sunset. There
was no evidence that the smoke moved toward Mt. Bigelow during the night.
With luck, winds will keep the smoke away for the entire campaign.