Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:25 AM
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Glad I had the Hour last night and luky I went early instead waiting till 9pm
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:23 PM
Snowing here for the past few hours. At least it was a clear weekend.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:43 AM
But it is 12 degrees F with wind making it feel colder!And it will likely get near ZERO by dawn.
Yesterday I splurged on insulated coveralls ,insulated hood ,insulate pac boots, and head/face cover.
But using the face cover over my mouth and nose results in it becoming soaked with breath moisture and fogging my glasses. In lower position,the face cover does an excellent job of keeping my neck and chim warm but the oxygen intake orifice is exposed! --I mean my NOSE gets COLD!!!
Still need those observatory walls to shelter from the wind.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
-16c and cloudy
See, sometimes you do get lucky...........
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 AM
Even myself...man of the north....observe till two inches of ice is on the secondary...has surrendered this week..-38 this morning.....with -40 to minus 50 wind chills...
I remember those arctic blasts. In Greenland, we called them "Phases". Phase III was like hurricane force winds with snow (and the ever popular -40 or so). These would sometimes last for days as the winds blew off the icecap. Wasn't fun....that kind of weather is truely unforgiving....
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 AM
I thought about viewing with the dob tonight but it's suppose to be down to 5f and with wind chill -10. So I am staying in tonight and will just get 5 min with the binos now and then.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:55 AM
Yo Spartans -
Spoiled California Boy here. 32F is my line.
Then only 1/2 hr. Run out take the cover off the
6se goto. Solar system align on Hupiter see
two or three highlites. Unplug put cover on
run back in and thaw out. Life is good.
even at 70.
As a spoiled California boy turned even more spoiled Phoenix, Arizona boy (with a stint living in Hawaii many years ago), even with a jacket on, once the temperature drops below about 55 to 60 degrees, forget it! I'm putting away the binoculars and seeking my nice warm apartment!
One hundred degrees? Bring it on!