Jump to content


Photo

I am sick of clouds

  • Please log in to reply
79 replies to this topic

#1 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Got my scope setup tonight. While letting it cool down, the clouds started rolling in. I got maybe an hour of viewing the moon some. But I will say my new observing chair is comfy. :roflmao: :lol:

#2 GOLGO13

GOLGO13

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3053
  • Joined: 05 Nov 2005
  • Loc: St. Louis area

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

You think you have it bad. My new scope is coming tomorrow (too bad the guy didn't ship it two day). This whole weekend was perfectly clear. Starting tomorrow it's cloudy all week!! Sheesh!

#3 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

That stinks. What made it really bad for me. The day my scope arrived. The sky was crystal clear. The first week I had my scope I was able to get it out for 2 more days. Decided a good observing chair was needed. I ordered it and it just went down hill from there. :tonofbricks:

#4 csrlice12

csrlice12

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10571
  • Joined: 22 May 2012
  • Loc: Denver, CO

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

Haven't had a decent nights view in a couple of months. On the couple of nights we have had that have been clear, the turbulent air has the stars (and sometimes even Jupiter) twinkling their little hearts out, so viewing was worthless.

#5 JIMZ7

JIMZ7

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1450
  • Joined: 22 Oct 2005
  • Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

It got clear last night & early morning but the brightness of the Moon & cold temps. kept me indoors. I've only had my scope out 3 times since early January with total viewing time 1 hour. :coldday: Depending on this new Winter storm my area is expecting 1 to 8 inches of snow with 3-6 inches most likely.

Jim :dob:

#6 Brett Carlson

Brett Carlson

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 267
  • Joined: 12 Dec 2011
  • Loc: Rochester, NY

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

I hear ya.....I've only been able to get out once in the past two months. I want to give this newly re-figured mirror a test!

#7 csrlice12

csrlice12

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10571
  • Joined: 22 May 2012
  • Loc: Denver, CO

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

It snowed yesterday, all day, all night, about 12" so far. Supposed to clear up later today...and cloud up again tonight....figures.

#8 EJN

EJN

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2163
  • Joined: 01 Nov 2005
  • Loc: 53 miles west of Venus

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

Got my scope setup tonight. While letting it cool down, the clouds started rolling in.


That has been the typical weather pattern here since November.

#9 Paco_Grande

Paco_Grande

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1594
  • Joined: 14 Jul 2012
  • Loc: Banana Republic of California

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Hmmm. California. :thinking:

:whistle:

:D

#10 obin robinson

obin robinson

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2626
  • Joined: 25 Oct 2012
  • Loc: League City, TX

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

Clouds I can deal with. What is annoying are car dealerships with ultra bright lights in their parking lot. The light pollution is so bad that for miles in every direction that part of the sky is basically useless for viewing. No wonder they jack the prices up so much. They have to pay their ridiculous light bill and then add it into the cost of the car.

obin :mad:

#11 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

I know what you mean, obin.. My problem is I have been enjoying the main runway at the airport being closed for resurfacing. When it opens back up, I know my light pollution is going to get a whole lot worse. Might have get a bigger scope.. ;)

#12 nirvanix

nirvanix

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: 07 Jun 2007
  • Loc: Saskatoon, SK

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Got my scope setup tonight. While letting it cool down, the clouds started rolling in.


That has been the typical weather pattern here since November.


Same here, had 4 straight months of cloud at night. That is unprecendented for this locale.

#13 evilmedic13

evilmedic13

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 95
  • Joined: 22 Jun 2012
  • Loc: Chicago,Il

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

Ever since I got my new mount, it's been cloudy every day I'm not working. As soon as I am working "POOF!", not a cloud in the sky. I work 24hr shifts, so it's a little rough on telescopes to get bounced around for that long, so I can't bring one of my big ones with . I'm seriously considering putting one of them on the roof of my firehouse. I know it won t disappear from that spot.

#14 Paco_Grande

Paco_Grande

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 1594
  • Joined: 14 Jul 2012
  • Loc: Banana Republic of California

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:53 PM


Same here, had 4 straight months of cloud at night. That is unprecendented for this locale.


Hold on here. How long have governments been documenting weather in a somewhat reliable manner? About 120 years here in the US. How long up there?

Anyway, let's say it's 150 years. Let's say it's 500 years. What is that compared to 4.5 billion years this earth has been flying around our Sun?

When we feel frustrated by the weather, I think we need some perspective that helps us understand we don't know much of anything about the weather, and especially why.

#15 SeptemberEquinox

SeptemberEquinox

    Ranger 4

  • *****
  • Posts: 315
  • Joined: 29 Jan 2012

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Someone make a giant cloud blower, please!! I think people will buy it!!!!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$chi ching$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

#16 NeilMac

NeilMac

    Gemini

  • -----
  • Posts: 3115
  • Joined: 25 Sep 2010
  • Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

Well I got a couple nights in however it snowed yesterday again and now its clouded solid with drizzle. Was hoping it would hold out for the full moon, was lucky I got something last night even with the thin clouds..

#17 NeilMac

NeilMac

    Gemini

  • -----
  • Posts: 3115
  • Joined: 25 Sep 2010
  • Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada

Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Woke up to this LOL

Attached Files



#18 csrlice12

csrlice12

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10571
  • Joined: 22 May 2012
  • Loc: Denver, CO

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Don't you just hate morning frost......

#19 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

I woke up to Tornado Warnings and High Wind advisories.. :shocked:

#20 geekgroupie

geekgroupie

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 230
  • Joined: 07 Jan 2012
  • Loc: Puebo, CO

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

I have clear skies, vast horizons and no scope , yet. I'm inbetween scopes.

#21 csrlice12

csrlice12

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10571
  • Joined: 22 May 2012
  • Loc: Denver, CO

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

...but they seem to love me...they're ALWAYS hanging around.....

#22 OneGear

OneGear

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 80
  • Joined: 30 Dec 2011

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:39 AM

I find nights with big fluffy clouds passing by offer incredible views. Yes, it gets obstructed at times but the amazingly clear air between them delivers jewels.

Straight overcast, well, yeah I can do without.

I could move somewhere with clear air all the time, but I'd miss my family. A high altitude plateau in Chile appeals to me in so many ways, but there are more than a few reasonable arguments to the contrary.

#23 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

I could deal with big fluffy clouds.. It's the overcast skies and rain. They are saying this has been the third wettest February on record for SC.. I am hoping for lots of clear skies for March.. :praying:

#24 stevetaylor199

stevetaylor199

    Ranger 4

  • *****
  • Posts: 369
  • Joined: 21 Sep 2011
  • Loc: SE Wisconsin

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

It's been a couple of months for me too, and this morning looked just like that pretty picture from NeilMac in Alberta.

So I'm doing what any reasonable person would do. I'm buying eyepieces. ;)

#25 ben2112

ben2112

    Cloud Magnet

  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2012
  • Loc: North Charleston SC

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

It's been a couple of months for me too, and this morning looked just like that pretty picture from NeilMac in Alberta.

So I'm doing what any reasonable person would do. I'm buying eyepieces. ;)


Oh. Great.. We will never have clear skies.. :roflmao: :lol:






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics