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ben2112
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I am sick of clouds
      #5699080 - 02/24/13 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.

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GOLGO13
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Loc: St. Louis area
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5699112 - 02/24/13 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!

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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: GOLGO13]
      #5699352 - 02/25/13 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.

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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5699526 - 02/25/13 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.

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JIMZ7
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5699544 - 02/25/13 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. Depending on this new Winter storm my area is expecting 1 to 8 inches of snow with 3-6 inches most likely.

Jim


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Brett Carlson
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5699561 - 02/25/13 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!

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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Brett Carlson]
      #5699615 - 02/25/13 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.

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EJN
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5699700 - 02/25/13 11:29 AM

Quote:

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.


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Paco_Grande
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5699782 - 02/25/13 12:36 PM

Hmmm. California.





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obin robinson
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5699865 - 02/25/13 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


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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: obin robinson]
      #5699882 - 02/25/13 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..

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nirvanix
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: EJN]
      #5700366 - 02/25/13 06:27 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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.


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evilmedic13
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5700558 - 02/25/13 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.

Edited by evilmedic13 (02/26/13 12:04 AM)


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Paco_Grande
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: nirvanix]
      #5700655 - 02/25/13 09:53 PM

Quote:



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.


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SeptemberEquinox
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Paco_Grande]
      #5700801 - 02/25/13 11:34 PM

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

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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5700820 - 02/25/13 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..

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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5701512 - 02/26/13 11:58 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Woke up to this LOL

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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5701519 - 02/26/13 12:02 PM

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

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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5701533 - 02/26/13 12:09 PM

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

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geekgroupie
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Re: I am sick of clouds [Re: ben2112]
      #5701743 - 02/26/13 01:59 PM

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

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