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Re: Ever carry out your grab & go, and then look up... new [Re: smallscopefanLeo]
      #5760829 - 03/27/13 05:09 PM

I have taken to using WxNinja. Not only do the have the clear skies forecast, but just as importantly, they have the Satellite view. Sometimes it is obvious that little band of clouds is going away soon. Other times, you may as well pack it in.

When I was doing my Messier Marathon this year, a bad set of clouds rolled in. I waited it out playing hide and seek with the holes that were there. They did move out before dawn.

In my experience, many people give up too easily. There are far more nights that are partially useable than people tend to think. When I see partly cloudy in the forecast, my reaction is that the night is probably at least partially useable.

It does help tremendously to have an observatory.

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