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#1 aneeg

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

I have finished the conrete pier a few yards to the left of the scopes. Will make a roll off shed for the mount and scopes and intend to controll them from my little cabin. But first the four feet of snow has to go away. Since Jan 1th only four nights with clear skies, but also below minus 20C.

And two of the nights I spend in hospital.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:05 AM

You still have snow?


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#3 aneeg

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:36 AM

98cm. Today was the first day with temp above 0C. I made the scopes ready for tonights hunt for the Eskimo nebula.

I have the 80 TS Apo alongside the ETX to try both low and high power.

And now the clouds are about to roll in.....

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

Very cool! I just got in from shoveling/blowing snow (2-hours) here in Springwater, NY (up in the rural hills of Upstate NY). Attached picture. The ~observing shed~ contains my JMI RB-16 binos, nice and snug... about 150 feet from the house. And WAY back, up the hill and behind the trees (in a nice big field 1000 feet from the house) is my 24-foot dome. 36-inch scope to be installed in there next month!  Tom

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

In the same position you are in - planning things out, and waiting for the snow to go away... but we are down to maybe around 20 cm or so left here.. not quite the 98 you are dealing with, although our sky conditions seem to be similar, very few clear nights lately, and those that have been clear have been very cold.  One week away from the first day of spring though so hopefully things will improve soon.  Good luck with the build! 



#6 aneeg

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:46 PM

The real problem is that here, at 60N, the obsrving and imaging season is gone by the end of April.

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:08 AM

The real problem is that here, at 60N, the obsrving and imaging season is gone by the end of April.

 

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So main season is maybe August to December for you?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:25 AM

Yes, definitely. And most of that season is first three months of rain before three months of snow :-(

Summer is pretty good but only if you limit your observing to mag 1 or brighter stars.

 

Arne


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