Early am, clouds & rain. An observers nightmare.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:01 PM
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:27 AM
And this has occured many many times this year, my nerves are freaking frayed
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:19 AM
The other of the coin is that if one is observing from the nearby mountains where it is above the marine layer, then those same clouds may seal off the light dome from the city and further darken the skies...
Last night was a pleasant surprise. We were out in the mountains, It was windy (up to 30 mph) and cold (not quite freezing) but it had been mostly cloudy all day. After sunset I went out to lock up the place and it had suddenly cleared up and I had a glorious evening under the stars.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:09 AM
speaking of winds, how fast do the winds have to be to shut down your 25" scope?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:41 AM
Ran across a bright golden star-sure didn't look red or even orange as eye of the bull is said to look.Be nice to have DSC on this Dob,I wonder if Sky Scout will work since the tube is non-metallic?
Jupiter and moons very good,planet very steady.
THIS scope has nice optics and I am thinking a better focuser with finer adjustment will let me get the most from it.
I'm thinking the best accessory is Carol's observatory.No setup time,no carrying stuff out.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:08 PM
On another note, there are things worse than not observing. We got rear ended yesterday. The back is hurting and sore but at least my wife and I didn't have more serious impacts. Wish it hadn't happen but now the car goes in for repairs as we will also (the entire back end was damaged. The other driver hit us on the left rear here as she made an illegal lane change and unsafe lane change and got cited for it). Oh, weather wasn't a major factor here, snow plows entered the Interstate, slowing traffic and the other driver just didn't make a safe lane change
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:27 PM