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#1 ac1

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:50 PM

I'm envious. Stars are really popping, very transparent and dark tonight. Should be some fantastic viewing. Orion Nebula area visible without any dark adaptation. I live vicariously through you for the next several nights, boys. :bawling:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

Cloudy and cold here, Anthony, I'm inside 'til spring. ;)

#3 Phil Wheeler

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Raining here in sunny So Calif. In fact it may snow tonight in SF and LA, first time since 1967 or so.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

Snow & clouds here today. Same as yesterday, same as tomorrow. :p

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

Raining here in sunny So Calif. In fact it may snow tonight in SF and LA, first time since 1967 or so.


And Phil keeps on insisting that it be sent on to Phoenix.....

#6 TonyDralle

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:49 PM

Cloudy and cold here, Anthony, I'm inside 'til spring.


Ditto here near Pittsburgh. :bawling:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:23 AM

atleast our weather here is consistant, wall to wall clouds...

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:35 AM

Supposed to snow in SF, well possible. Doubtful, but no viewing. But too cold for us soft CA types.

#9 Phil Wheeler

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:51 AM

Truly a "Cloudy Night" here: Watch out, Phoenix :)

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:17 AM

Stupid low hanging haze clouds here in Nashvegas.

I know more about cloud formation trajectories within the Tennessee valley right now than is probably normal.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:27 AM

Pleased you managed to get out Tony, enjoy.

Complete cloud cover again here in Yorkshire. Half a chance forecast for tonight but I'm not too hopeful. Raining as I type.

Regards. Peter.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:21 AM

Yup, same here in South Yorkshire. Peter's clouds are rather large you see and stretch from Leeds all the way here.

That said, a large bright object is currntly observable between the clouds - any idea what it could be??

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:38 AM

Last night was rather decent. With the warmer temps, I was out in my T-shirt & shorts for a few hours. I love this time of the yr!!!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:45 AM

Tonight looks good John. It's 65F now headed for 78F then back into the 60's tonight with clear skies. Golf tournament this morning then a little rest before dragging the stuff out. Grandpa said that moving to the colonies would work out.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:48 AM

Enjoy your round and your night under the stars :)

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:08 AM


That said, a large bright object is currntly observable between the clouds - any idea what it could be??


Search light on the police helicopter?

It has stopped raining though, small mercy's

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:26 AM

Rain rain and more rain here in Cumbria.....

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#18 Pete GLA

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:20 AM

Who? Me? :shrug:

Naw, I've been too busy measuring amount of snowfall that we've been having.

This Feb. for my area, has set a record for most snowfall for the month of Feb. I've measured 29".6 and counting...

29".6 may not seem a lot, but considering that we get 50".0 of snowfall for the season, well, that's 60% of total snowfall...

I've seen more snowflakes this month than what my 8SE can see stars??? I haven't done the calculation...Yet.

Hang On Gang, March is supposed to be the transition month.
And if it follows February's recipe. A lot more of wacky weather will be upon us (hoping not).

Pete

ps,
Actually, last week I went to my club's site. 4 months and 4 days ago, but who's counting. It was 18F with light haze, and frost set upon everything within 45 minutes.
Thank GOD, that I had my mini hairdryer to combat the dew/frost on the corrector. Forgot to bring the Dew Shield with me.:bigblush:
Maybe I should write a list of things to bring along with me to an observing session. :whistle:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:08 PM

Clouds and more clouds here in Northern Ontario. Sunny during the day, clouds at night. Missed comet Hartley (saw it once), the entire winter season and Orion due to bad weather. I was only out twice this winter. After 9:30 Orion is behind some tall trees and it's not truly dark till 7pm now. Although, last Tuesday (feb 22) was a 4/5 night for seeing and transparency and no clouds and no moon! Milky Way visible in my orange zone. Did some imaging of the Flame Nebula and M31.

Lets see what happen for the galaxy season.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

Looks like I will be out after all. The skies are almost clear, (some patchy cloud) and its forecast to remain that way.
I have the dome open and my observing schedule drawn up. Another hour or so to darkness. Hope others have the same fortune.
Wish me luck.

Regards. Peter.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:53 PM

Bit patchy here, but we're heading out anyway. Looks like the same over your way Peter.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:04 PM

Going out tonight. Sunny and 60s & 70s here in North Texas. Spring appears to have sprung! However, you can never be sure about the weather here. Last year it snowed on the first day of spring.

On the other hand, pollen counts are high and my newly acquired allergies to everything (it seems!) are registering it. Misery!

Used to be the only thing I was allergic to was ragweed. Now it's cedar. oak, elm, juniper, and everything else. Yuk!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:09 PM

Skip I feel your pain. I'm allergic to grass and each spring I have to start my nasal spray a month prior to help keep infections at bay.

Enjoy your night! Looks like we're going to be cloudy, but since I was out every night this week, missing one night won't kill me :)

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:12 PM

Thanks John. I'm not taking my scope tonight. I'm going to a Young Astronomer meeting with my grandson. YA is an offshoot of the Fort Worth club. There will be several scopes there. The LP is so bad that last time all my scope could get is Jupiter and a few stars.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:20 PM

Bit patchy here, but we're heading out anyway. Looks like the same over your way Peter.


Would appear so Stevie. Just on my way out now. By the time I've done my flask it will be all but dark.

Good luck to you.

Regards. Peter.






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