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#51 FordGalaxy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

I think laziness is my primary limitation in the winter, when we typically get clear skies and great seeing. Fortunately my back porch is a pretty good observation spot , though limited to about 35-90deg above the horizon due to trees. If I want to see objects closer to the horizon, I typically have to go to another site 10 minutes away where light pollution is slightly worse but the horizon is clear down to 5deg or so. My threshold for actually driving there and back is considerably higher. In the summer, weather and humidity become my main limitations, rather than laziness.






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