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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Hey! This is a family acceptable site! But there was this time.........

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Starry starry night....... (feel free to sing along... :) )

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

Just to clarify.....Even though the Earth's moon will rise late in the evening, we need not feel the need for "moony'. However, when Luna rises, some may feel the need to be luny (as opposed to loony). Aridzona is an open carry state, so it may be best to maintain a staid demeanor in public.
Crossing fingers and toes for a clear sky.....And that makes it really difficult to use the keyboard.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

And yet you seem to have done a darn good job. :)

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

At 9:20 AM local, Temp is 77, Wind is calm. The cloud coverage is ~10%. Current cloud cover is SE of Wickenburg and streaming to the NE. Clear Sky Charts are indicating good, clear sky conditions this evening! See you there! :jump:

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:10 PM

I'll see what happens after lunch; while it looks semi-encouraging, I'll probably stay at home and enjoy sandwiches and Dodger game instead.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

So far, I'm looking at being there.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

Dang! Clouds, clear, clouds, clear, now clouds. :p

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

I'm going with Clear Sky Charts forecast. NOAA Phoenix has changed their forecast three times since 5 AM. Right now we're at about 40% clear, and the NOAA visible, water vapor, and infrared pictures look decent. Fingers and Toes are crossed again. Unless we're socked in, I'll be there.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:25 PM

Hey, a good night (just too few public folks showing up).

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

It figures. The one night I decide not to go out there turns out to be probably the best night weatherwise in a long time!

Oh well, at least the Dodgers won and I enjoyed that sandwich.

Next month should have good weather, if a bit warm. May is usually pretty clear.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

Oh man, you just jinxed it for us. :p

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:41 AM

BUMPING The next Wickenburg Public Star Party is on May 17.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

Bugger, won't be able to make it.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:31 AM

I'm planning on heading out there!

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

So, what's the weather verdict? My NOAA Weather Radio is calling for partly cloudy tonight. My guess is that they'll be some broken high cloudiness that won't affect viewing too much.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

Did anybody go?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

But of course! We started with sufficient high cloud to block all but Mars and Jupiter. Conditions improved to about 80% clear for a couple of hours, until the high clouds were finished with their brief vacation, and returned. Good time had by all.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

The skies looked fairly good in Prescott. Glad you guys had a good time.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:10 PM

Once the clouds went away, it was quite delightful.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:06 PM

I hear that a lot. :p

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

The next Wickenburg Public Star Party will be held on June 21, 2014. Sophie's Flat (the usual location) is where, and the forecast is for HOT! Bring fluids to drink, and a telescope, and spend the evening under summer skies.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:54 AM

We're going to do one in June this year, then?

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

Without me, have plans to be in Flagstaff. Pulling muscles on Friday, giving them a rest on Saturday with picture taking. :whee:

Staying cool and over eating also expected. :)

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

You already know that we'll miss you Ron. I expect that we'll call the July and August dates due to monsoon. The date for September is 9/13. The monsoon should be finished by then.






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