All right, back in the game! With cooler nights and cleaner workflow, its getting better. Here's a nice take of M103, the last I-am-not-a-comet object recorded by Charles Messier. Some 8,000 light years distant, Charles apparently never observed this open cluster. It was included in his work based on a report received by Pierre Mechain in 1781 of whom he became friends with in 1774.