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#1 HellsKitchen

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

There is no feeling in the world like when the entire week is forecast to be sunny/clear, then in the next update it gets downgraded to cloudy and showers EVERY DAY. 

 

Migraine inducing. I actually did get a headache when I checked the latest forecast. No kidding. Thank god for beer and punching bags.

 

Tonight was supposed to be clear, but alas, there is a disgusting maritime deck of vomit overhead, and well tomorrow's promised sunshine is now "cloudy with showers", and ofcourse the "mostly sunny" forecast for the remainder of the week has met the same fate.  :mad:  :bangbang:  :bangbang:  :ohmy:


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#2 csrlice12

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

I've just given up and taken up cloud watching....



#3 clmurphy74

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:42 PM

That's where my other hobbies come into play... Scrapbooking & Card making, cooking, walking, hiking, among trying not to kill anyone while waiting for it to clear.... So I can observe  :grin:


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#4 csrlice12

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

Oh, hey, I'm not complaining.  I've seen some beautiful sunsets.(and Colorado has those in abundence)....and weirdly like a good thunderstorm now and then....


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#5 clmurphy74

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

Oh, hey, I'm not complaining.  I've seen some beautiful sunsets.....and weirdly like a good thunderstorm now and then....

 

I love thunderstorms!  I watch the lightning... Always from a safe location within the apartment. :smirk:



#6 woodscavenger

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

I have my new to me 65 ranchero that I am restoring.    Cloud or no cloud I can stay out of my wifes hair.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

Rough seas do upset the belly.

 

Summer is coming, so buck it up!

 

And for heaven sakes don't go wading into the river.



#8 csrlice12

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

Rough seas do upset the belly.

 

Summer is coming, so buck it up!

 

And for heaven sakes don't go wading into the river.

Burma Shave :lol:


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#9 Star-gaze69

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

I've just given up and taken up cloud watching....

 Maybe you've just invented a new hobby: Cloudomy  :lol:



#10 HellsKitchen

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

I've just given up and taken up cloud watching....

 

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

 

:silly:



#11 HellsKitchen

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:20 AM

Tonight was supposed to be clear, every weather app has been showing clear conditions for tonight but guess what? 8/8 overcast filth, and this garbage gets backed up over southern Victoria against the Great Dividing Range like an overflowing toilet. 



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

I've just given up and taken up cloud watching....

 

Yep, that's why we're on the Cloudy Nights Forum.  The astronomers are all on some other site.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

Tonight was supposed to be clear, every weather app has been showing clear conditions for tonight but guess what? 8/8 overcast filth, and this garbage gets backed up over southern Victoria against the Great Dividing Range like an overflowing toilet. 

Celestron just came out with an eyepiece that'll fit right into that motif......



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

Flies gotta be thick there, eh?



#15 HellsKitchen

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

Flies gotta be thick there, eh?

 

There's a lot of flies here in summer, you know now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense....

 

 

 

Tonight was supposed to be clear, every weather app has been showing clear conditions for tonight but guess what? 8/8 overcast filth, and this garbage gets backed up over southern Victoria against the Great Dividing Range like an overflowing toilet. 

Celestron just came out with an eyepiece that'll fit right into that motif......

 

 

lol I take it it's a really poor quality eyepiece?



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

Been nothing but clouds all summer for me.  The few clear nights we've had there has been a bright moon in the sky.  Looking forward to (hopefully) clear, crisp Fall evenings.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

 

Flies gotta be thick there, eh?

 

There's a lot of flies here in summer, you know now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense....

 

 

 

Tonight was supposed to be clear, every weather app has been showing clear conditions for tonight but guess what? 8/8 overcast filth, and this garbage gets backed up over southern Victoria against the Great Dividing Range like an overflowing toilet. 

Celestron just came out with an eyepiece that'll fit right into that motif......

 

 

lol I take it it's a really poor quality eyepiece?

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

I couldn't get out last night, when it was fairly clear and about as dark as it gets in my orange/yellow zone skies.  And now, the eight day forecast is rain and clouds and rain and clouds.  :bawling: A week ago, we had a wonderful night, for an hour and a half, till the moon came up. :undecided:  But, that's life sandwiched between Great Lakes and under the Jet Stream.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:28 AM

2014 has been a poor year of astronomy for me. The jet stream sat over my home until late spring ruining planetary views. Since summer set in we have entered a tropical weather pattern of pop-up thunderstorms every afternoon and evening. Late summer and the humidity is so high that the city lights reflecting from the haze hide the stars.

 

See the verse in my sig.


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#20 Love Cowboy

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

2014 has been a poor year of astronomy for me. The jet stream sat over my home until late spring ruining planetary views. Since summer set in we have entered a tropical weather pattern of pop-up thunderstorms every afternoon and evening. Late summer and the humidity is so high that the city lights reflecting from the haze hide the stars.

 

See the verse in my sig.

 

I find this interesting.  Here in Houston we get the afternoon pop-up storm phenomenon also, but usually it is good for astronomy because they nearly always clear out by nighttime.  I guess it doesn't do that in your area?



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

I've taken to not believing the weather forecast / clear sky charts. When it says "clear" at night, it often isn't. Then when it says, "Cloudy" or "Chance of rain/thunderstorms" there is often some breaks in the clouds to see something.  Granted, that's still been pretty poor transparency, so most views have been planetary or the occasional lunar views, but I've managed a few DSO's this summer. But I've done so by repeatedly looking outside to see what the sky is like - and that can change sometimes over a few minutes.

Thank goodness I have a couple decent 'grab-n-go' scopes for those short opportunities of large enough sucker-holes through the clouds... yeah, this summer has been bad. 



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:07 AM

Don't know what the forecast was but on arriving home noticed the sky was only PARTLY cloudy.So carried out the tripod/manual LXD and 120mm refractor. In the time it took to set up fog began to be obvious and only stars high  up were observed. Gave up as fog worsened. But Vega and its neighbors were pretty good. Odd effect was racking  through focus stars did not show  rings?Airy disks but simply featureless  disks .Maybe the moisture was distorting the images?I have had only a handful of good observing nights this entire year.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:42 PM

Got fogged out at 1:30am last night but got 5 hrs of observing with steady skies so felt content if anything! 



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

HERP DE DERP  :mad:  :ohmy: :mad: :silly: :mad: :bangbang: :mad:

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:49 AM

Okay, so here's my rant....every once in a while the calendar brings up a 3 day weekend....wanna guess what the Sun and stars do on those weekends?  They take a vacation and let the clouds and possibly rain clouds come in and take over the sky.  So much for either a good BBQ or bringing out the scope (day or night)... :p  :cloudy:  :ranting: :storm: 








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