The penciles are sharpened, the scope is ready...
Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:31 PM
The winter here has been terrible in regards to either constant cloud cover or exceptionally dewy conditions. I had a total of 3 nights observing time over the entire winter. I was only able to glimpse the Winter constellations a couple of times, often times being chased back in by the confounded moisture early.
Orion has ridden into the SW, and the spring/summer constellations are now on the rise. Hopefully I can still get a good line-of-site on Leo before it too goes away for the season.
I know it isn't an excuse for not visiting during this time, but it really is hard to "get into it" when I have been, in effect, housebound due to the lousy weather and non-observing aspects of such.
I have really missed many of the fine folks here, and I am so looking forward to dragging the scope out and getting some quality observing AND sketching time in...of which I plan on doing tonight (Friday) and Saturday night as well.
Keep up the great sketches everyone, and I will see you around the forums now that I too will get a chance to peer through the EP again!!!
Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:10 PM
Good to hear from you again. Will be nice to see you sketching again---you have been missed.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:23 PM
We are all happy to hear that you will be back on the forum soon with your excellent observations. I understand your difficulty with your schedule and weather. The best of luck with your weather.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:57 PM
Great to see you back and looking forward to seeing your sketches again !
Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:21 PM
Glad to see you back! Sorry about conditions (both sky and schedule). The best thing is the sky is always around. I will look forward to seeing your sketches again.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:47 AM
Our skies on this side of the pond have been woeful this spring as well. I haven't gotten any night-time sketches done since March, and solar hasn't been much better (2 in April and 2 in May).
Anyway, I can't wait to see your results!
Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:55 AM
I am returning to the forums after a long absense as well. Glad to see you posting here again and looking forward to your great sketches!
Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:24 PM