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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
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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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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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
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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Reged: 12/12/11

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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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Reged: 07/14/12

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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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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
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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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
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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Loc: Denver, CO
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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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
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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Reged: 01/07/12

Loc: Puebo, CO
Re: I am sick of clouds new [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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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5701778 - 02/26/13 02:20 PM

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

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OneGear
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5702845 - 02/27/13 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.


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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: OneGear]
      #5703586 - 02/27/13 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..

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stevetaylor199
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Reged: 09/21/11

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5703605 - 02/27/13 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.


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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: stevetaylor199]
      #5703622 - 02/27/13 02:33 PM

Quote:

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..


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Crazyhorse1876
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5703673 - 02/27/13 03:00 PM

Clear skies,full moon and high winds all night are just pure torcher here this week. Grrr!!! I think I would rather have overcast skies than to see what I can't observe with my telescope!

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panhard
It's All Good
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Crazyhorse1876]
      #5704011 - 02/27/13 06:40 PM

I would like to catch the person who keeps painting my Clear Sky Chart with white out.

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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Crazyhorse1876]
      #5704037 - 02/27/13 06:50 PM

Quote:

Clear skies,full moon and high winds all night are just pure torcher here this week. Grrr!!! I think I would rather have overcast skies than to see what I can't observe with my telescope!




Know what you mean, the few nights it has been clear its been windy and seeing was the pits, even Jupiter was twinkling...


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ben2112
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5705382 - 02/28/13 01:45 PM

I think mother nature is teasing me.. The skies are all nice and clear right now. But the moment the sun goes down, it's going to cloud up.

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MrJones
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5705545 - 02/28/13 03:21 PM

On the plus side maybe we'll have clear skies with the new moon period for a change!

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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: MrJones]
      #5705605 - 02/28/13 03:43 PM

Quote:

On the plus side maybe we'll have clear skies with the new moon period for a change!




Hey.. That would be awesome.


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wky46
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5705623 - 02/28/13 03:54 PM

I'm sick of the clouds too. I bought a 2" visual back, an expensive 2" ep and a nice pair of bino's many weeks ago and really have had only a couple good, dark nights with them. And what's up with the wind? We've had March winds all winter long, along with April showers in January and February... it's all messed up! ....Phil

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geekgroupie
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Crazyhorse1876]
      #5705677 - 02/28/13 04:23 PM

Quote:

Clear skies,full moon and high winds all night are just pure torcher here this week. Grrr!!! I think I would rather have overcast skies than to see what I can't observe with my telescope!




I torcher myself on cloudy nights by looking at some "wazzup for tonight" site.

I'm still in reverse-curse: no scope and clear skies... not only clear skies.. but I think I might, maybe live in green zone.


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ben2112
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Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5705702 - 02/28/13 04:40 PM

Quote:

I'm still in reverse-curse: no scope and clear skies... not only clear skies.. but I think I might, maybe live in green zone.




You can find out by getting the Google Earth plug in. I am in Red Zone.


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geekgroupie
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5705757 - 02/28/13 05:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I'm still in reverse-curse: no scope and clear skies... not only clear skies.. but I think I might, maybe live in green zone.




You can find out by getting the Google Earth plug in. I am in Red Zone.





Kewl... 3/4 of my county is black zone with the remaining 1/4 = combo of b/g/y


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Jammer53
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5705871 - 02/28/13 05:59 PM

The weatherman just said another week of dark, gray dreary weather due to a low pressure system that's stalled over the northeast. Swell.

Maybe it'll break next Wednesday, when my new scope gets here!


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Jammer53]
      #5707045 - 03/01/13 11:48 AM

Was totally clear bright day and then clouded over after the sun set yesterday. This morning again it has now totally cleared, nothing like being teased and in the evening running out every hour to see if its cleared up LOL.

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geekgroupie
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5707364 - 03/01/13 03:22 PM

I'm sick being inbetween scopes. Missed last night's view of light from 2013 and 1753 simulaneously. That would have been easy. ;-(

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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5707711 - 03/01/13 07:54 PM

Weekend Forecast - Clouds, rain, clouds, more clouds.. And to make things worse, I ordered a new eyepiece.. So I think I am cursed until May..

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5707759 - 03/01/13 08:32 PM

it seems that whenever it clears up the full moon comes out to laugh at me...

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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5709408 - 03/02/13 07:27 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

No joy tonight and were getting a weather warning for next week and back to -10 (+10c right now).

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5709448 - 03/02/13 07:50 PM

Tonight, Saturday March 2, 2013 was my dark night and though the Clear Sky Clock showed no clouds, it lied. The sky was overcast with high thin to chunky clouds that have continued to drift over. We finally called it off at 4 PM. There is a hole coming but it will reach Las Vegas just about the time the moon rises, so it's not worth it to bother. I feel your pain!

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Feidb]
      #5710059 - 03/03/13 07:49 AM

It's still snowing.

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ben2112
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Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: star drop]
      #5710068 - 03/03/13 07:58 AM

It gets clear during the day then clouds roll in when it gets dark.. UGH!!

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5710158 - 03/03/13 09:07 AM

For the past several years, the Clear Sky Clock has increasingly become inaccurate in Mobile. Often when clear, transparent skies are forecast, it is not only overcast, it's raining. During the past three montths, I can only think of two or three nights where the skies were tolerable for observing DSO's at lower magnifications. The seeing here has been poor to so bad I cannot focus my telescopes at all.

Taras


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Achernar]
      #5710285 - 03/03/13 10:18 AM Attachment (7 downloads)



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csrlice12
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5710357 - 03/03/13 10:52 AM

Why not just print one that, instead of numbering the days, just says Yes or No. There will have to be some yes's, right?

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5710439 - 03/03/13 11:19 AM

The one thing it does not do here, is snow. If that happenes the way it does where you are, then something drastic has happened. We were getting severe thunderstorms and a tornado almost hit my neighborhood on Christmas Day. That is not normal even in the Deep South.

Taras


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geekgroupie
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5710794 - 03/03/13 02:52 PM

Quote:

It gets clear during the day then clouds roll in when it gets dark.. UGH!!




I hate it when that happens. All day thinking it will be a good night.


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5711055 - 03/03/13 05:28 PM

Its snowing heavily now, got the time laps camera going to see how it looks LOL, might as well shoot something

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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5711084 - 03/03/13 05:41 PM

Cool. A time lapse of snow would be cool. Post a link to the video if you decide to do that.

According to the weather channel last night, it was supposed to be sunny and partly cloudy for tonight. IT LIED!!! It's completely overcast.


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5711115 - 03/03/13 05:55 PM

"LIED", Noooooooo they dont do that LOL, thats why I bought an outside thermometer so I actually know the temp, Windows are great to discover that the forecast Light snow is Bs when I can see right now its almost horizontal LOL.
Im waiting for 1 hour of video and if it turns out ok I will post

Edited by NeilMac (03/03/13 05:56 PM)


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5711157 - 03/03/13 06:19 PM

It has been one of those winters, at least here on the East Coast of the US. Lots of clouds, lots of drizzle or flurries, and not much else.

Of course, at least clouds go away, while trees you don't own stay there - ah, well... here's to clear skies eventually!


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ForgottenMObject]
      #5711170 - 03/03/13 06:28 PM Attachment (4 downloads)

Video uploading to youtube right now, taking 100min. Will link then.

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5711343 - 03/03/13 07:56 PM

I feel your pain. Another problem for me is clear, but windy days.

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Ptarmigan]
      #5711365 - 03/03/13 08:09 PM

Lately here it's been nice and clear during the day and cloudy at night. Middle of the week should have clear nights, but it will be windy. Just can't catch a break.

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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: astro-monkey]
      #5711425 - 03/03/13 08:35 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

Video ready.
720p 80 min in 7min
weather has gotten worse.
Snow Vid


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ben2112
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Reged: 07/12/12

Loc: North Charleston SC
Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5712016 - 03/04/13 07:30 AM

Cool vid, Neilmac. Around 4:25 or so, you can see it pick up on the snow coming down.

When I took the garbage out last night around 6ish or so, the sky was overcast with thick clouds. Went to bed kind of early, around 8ish. Woke up at 5am to get ready for work. Walked outside, sky was freakin CRYSTAL CLEAR!!!! #$%%^%#@$% If I would have known, I would have gotten up around 3am and setup the scope. UGH!!!!! I can't win.


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NeilMac
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5712343 - 03/04/13 11:39 AM

Yup thats why Ive been thinking of placing a remote webcam outside to check the skies.
We still have snow falling even though its light now lol. The +10c we had was enough to melt most of the snow only to be replaced once again LOL.


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: ben2112]
      #5712476 - 03/04/13 01:00 PM

It's been cloudy in the Boston area for almost two weeks now.

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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: FlyBD5]
      #5715103 - 03/05/13 06:55 PM

Well.. It's supposed to be nice and clear Thursday and Friday night. I took a half a day off for Thursday and all of Friday off so I can stay up all night long. I want to try out my NI5 and I am determined to see Saturn.

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: FlyBD5]
      #5715421 - 03/05/13 09:39 PM

Just took alook outside and its clear as can be right now in the Plymouth area but with a storm heading this way i'm sure it will not last!

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star drop
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: LLD]
      #5715642 - 03/05/13 11:52 PM

It was clear this afternoon but thin clouds moved in after dark.

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SteveMushynsky
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: star drop]
      #5715776 - 03/06/13 02:58 AM

Here near Syracuse in Central New York, we 'enjoy' the least amount of clear skies of any community area of similar size except sometimes the Seattle area.
[ Sigh ]


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: SteveMushynsky]
      #5716163 - 03/06/13 10:54 AM

The sun has popped out this morning but snow forecast for the rest of the week

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5717122 - 03/06/13 07:33 PM

buy a new telescope.you get 6 weeks of *BLEEP* weather. vintage restored criterion dynamax 8 sct.orion accutrack drive corrector.

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: spinyeal]
      #5717135 - 03/06/13 07:39 PM

opps my bad did not know bleep was on the bleep list

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5717140 - 03/06/13 07:41 PM


You're not alone. Who here loves clouds?


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Kraus]
      #5717171 - 03/06/13 08:04 PM

Not getting a lot of action around here lately either. The moon finally goes away and the clouds come back. :/

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: WesC]
      #5717191 - 03/06/13 08:13 PM

Quote:

It was clear this afternoon but thin clouds moved in after dark.


Ted we have had a similar pattern for months now. The clouds started moving in about 1:00 pm today.

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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: panhard]
      #5717880 - 03/07/13 08:12 AM

It's an astronomy wide phenomena......

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star drop
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: panhard]
      #5718043 - 03/07/13 10:13 AM

Quote:

Quote:

It was clear this afternoon but thin clouds moved in after dark.


Ted we have had a similar pattern for months now. The clouds started moving in about 1:00 pm today.



We haven't had a single day this year when there was no snow or ice falling. The Global Weather Center's long range predicted warm up for March appears to be inaccurate. Today it is snowing moderately, probably enough to require shoveling tonight if it keeps up. We already have an average seasons worth of snow with the total being 170".


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: star drop]
      #5718159 - 03/07/13 11:03 AM

There's gotta be a real history behind naming your town Snow Plop......or a great sense of humor!

...but then, I've lived in Knob Knoster....


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5718372 - 03/07/13 12:47 PM

Well Im hoping with all the snow it will empty the sky and give a small window before it replenishes up again LOL.
Stopped snowing an hour ago with the odd swift peak by the sun, still windy though at -15c.


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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5718689 - 03/07/13 03:32 PM

My reverse curse of clear skies and no scope is about to become the traditional curse. New scope to arrive Saturday and the forecast is thunderstorms ! Yee haw ! *And*... Sean Carroll is coming to my little town of 4,000 on the 13th... (sinks to knees in groupie reverence). I'm gona ask him to autograph my scope ;-)

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vomit
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5718694 - 03/07/13 03:35 PM

Bought a new LX 200 3 weeks ago....which precipitated 13 cloudy days in a row. 2 semi-clear nights, and cloudy again.....supposed to be clear tonight, but I won't hold my breath.

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rob.0919
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: vomit]
      #5718705 - 03/07/13 03:43 PM

Hang on.....North America.....Clouds.....?
Thought you didnt have them very often over that side of the pond !
Always looks nice & clear on The Golf Channel..
You should try living in the UK. (You proberbly wouldn't want to)
Now we, truly are the king of clouds !!


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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: rob.0919]
      #5719498 - 03/07/13 10:12 PM

Please!! Nobody hate me, but the skies cleared up.

Enjoyed 3 nice hours of observing Jupiter, M42, and some various stars. I came in to warm up some. Going to go back out around 1ish to look at Saturn.


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Dick Rose
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Achernar]
      #5719912 - 03/08/13 07:01 AM

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For the past several years, the Clear Sky Clock has increasingly become inaccurate in Mobile. Often when clear, transparent skies are forecast, it is not only overcast, it's raining. During the past three montths, I can only think of two or three nights where the skies were tolerable for observing DSO's at lower magnifications. The seeing here has been poor to so bad I cannot focus my telescopes at all.

Taras



It may be even worse over here in Orange Beach


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ben2112
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Re: I am sick of clouds new [Re: Dick Rose]
      #5725444 - 03/11/13 09:32 AM

Clouds are back..

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