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#1 Star-gaze69

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

Last night at Midnight the temperature was still 82 degrees here in Texas. I wanted to go hunt for Comet Jacques with my 15 X 70's but I knew I'd be sweating in no time, and getting eaten up by bugs.  :bawling:

 Today it's already 88 degrees at 9 AM, with 96% humidity!  :(

 I don't want to bore everybody with the weather report in my area, but c'mon already, let's get on with winter.



#2 Stargaz18

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

Know what you mean, been over 100 last 4 days and forecast is over 100 for the next 3-4 days. 



#3 jethro

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

I've been waiting to take a gander at the comet myself. I have only Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy this hobby.

Last night was clouds and rain.

Tonight? Who knows...

Guess I'll wait until the sun goes down and hope.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:01 AM

Last night at Midnight the temperature was still 82 degrees here in Texas. I wanted to go hunt for Comet Jacques with my 15 X 70's but I knew I'd be sweating in no time, and getting eaten up by bugs.  :bawling:

 Today it's already 88 degrees at 9 AM, with 96% humidity!  :(

 I don't want to bore everybody with the weather report in my area, but c'mon already, let's get on with winter.

 

Noooo!!!

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

I stepped out on the driveway last night for a quick look at Jacques, and could barely make it out through all the humid Iowa murk while the mosquitoes tried to carry me away.  Sometimes it seems like clear, transparent, moonless, nights aren't much more than a fantasy.  But then one comes along, and I remember why I do this. :)

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

We do it for the fantasy.....



#7 The Planetman

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:29 AM

It's the same up here in western Kentucky.  At 10:30, the heat index is already at 93° and it's supposed to hit the 105-108° range for the index later today. 
This also has to be the cloudiest summer I can remember....
 


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:34 AM

60 here and it feels cold, far too cold for August.

But we are having some clear skies.



#9 Tom Clark

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:52 AM

Well, if you don't like the weather where you live – move. It's not that hard. Life is to short to be unhappy.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

The problem:

 

The clouds will move with you.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

I know your situation all too well. I cannot star watch in the summer because of the mosquitoes and other nasty bugs flying around. The humidity and heat makes it worse. The mosquitoes are the main problem. :mad:  



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

Thoughts such as yours are accepted as legal proof of diminished mental capacity by the State of Wisconsin.



#13 esd726

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

Well, if you don't like the weather where you live – move. It's not that hard. Life is to short to be unhappy.

  Wish life was that easy :undecided:



#14 tigerroach

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

Yeah, it's brutal. We're really in the dog days now.    :p

 



#15 Mike B

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:49 PM

Thoughts such as yours are accepted as legal proof of diminished mental capacity by the State of Wisconsin.

 

:lol: This from the land of "cheeseheads"? :lol:

 

 

Well, if you don't like the weather where you live – move. It's not that hard. Life is to short to be unhappy.

 

Yeah, it's that hard. Movin' things in physics requires energy, and this proportional to the masses & distances involved.

So in life... shouldn't make light of others' heaviness. Besides, "happiness" truly is a state... just NOT one of the 50. ;)

 

My wife & i visited Dallas some 30 years ago... summer weather just as y'all describe.

Ain't been back since, tho many friends have relocated there.

 

Can't imagine dealing with weather like that... but imaginations aside, i know most of us learn to just deal with the stuff at hand.

 

Hey, y'all in Texas can see farther south in the sky than most of the rest of us!



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

You mean the clouds are higher in Texas?



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

You mean the clouds are higher in Texas?

The clouds are no doubt larger as well.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

It's been a very mild summer except for the ridiculously high dewpoints. Now it's becoming drier and heating up. 

DEET

SWEAT/HYDRATE/SWEAT/HYDRATE

DEET

If the seeing's good, the sweat just rolls off and I put on more deet or change the insert in the clip-on repellent and enjoy the views. 

It's all about the views. Summer/winter, there's several industries built around accommodating the seasons. Gear up and go, say I.

NO WHINING ON THE YACHT.


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#19 DSObserver2000

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Last night I was armed with a can of Repel and I fought the Texas heat and found Comet Jacques. Looked a lot like a faint globular cluster.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

I know what you mean. Many years ago I learned how to use my cameras to observe from inide my house while my gear sits outside in the humid air (or bitter cold). It's a great way of getting the most out of every clear (and not so clear) evening.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

I have never had to shovel heat and humidity, nor have they ever made the roads slick.  And considering how HORRIBLY cloudy winters are here in the Great Lakes, Texas sounds better with every passing year.

 

Clear Skies,

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:14 PM

I have never had to shovel heat and humidity, nor have they ever made the roads slick.  And considering how HORRIBLY cloudy winters are here in the Great Lakes, Texas sounds better with every passing year.

 

Clear Skies,

Phil

 

It is not the heat and humidity. It is the mosquitoes that is the real problem.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

Weather's horrible here too. I WAS going to go camping tomorrow but the forecast is 90 degrees and a good chance of thunderstorms for the next couple days. :( No reason to use bold type though. ;)



#24 Dwight J

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

My wife saw a few snowflakes this morning mixed with the three day rain we are enjoying.  High today was 46 F with the low going to be about 37F.  The Mosquitos have frozen to death here.   I was going to a star party this past week until the storm arrived to wash it out.  A heavy rainfall warning for the Cypress Hills in Saskatchewan where the star party is held reinforced my decision not to go.  I don't think four days and nights in a tent in heavy rain is too tempting.   You can bet full moon will bring pristine skies.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

Why is the type defaulting to "BOLD" in this thread? When I first posted my reply it showed in normal typeface but now has turned to bold, Seems like every post since sg6 posted this morning has become bold type. :confused:








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