So with a heavy heart I got in my car and drove three hours from Nottigham to Essex.
I was meeting Nik Szymanek, one of the UK's best astrophotographers.
The plan was to film Nik in action and capture some images for our soon-to-be-launched series "Deep Sky Videos".
But as I approached Nik's home and the sun started setting, something remarkable happened.
The skies started to clear. The stars came out.
I couldn't believe it.
Nik and I immediately headed into his backyard observatory, convinced the clouds would return.
Bu tthey never did, and we fillmed almost three hours of great footage for Deep Sky Videos.
I should say observing conditions were still not the best, mainly because of the full moon (see below).
But they were certainly better than a complete cloud out!
Driving home through the night (didn't get back until about 1.30am) I was certainly feeling much happier.
Deep Sky Videos will be launching in earnest from January, but I'm putting a bit of preview footage up beforehand.
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