Last night off for two weeks
Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:41 AM
Ok, it wasn't too bad, but still. I brought out the 10" at around 5:30 and turned on the fan and let it sit for a couple of hours. Everything called for clear skies. Clear my behind. The cloud haze was there from the time I went out at 7, until just as the moon was well in the SE horizon. So for a good 5 hours it was relentless, but I pushed through. The. The skies clear, and the moon was too high to get anything worth while. Stayed out for another hour before I was pretty cold and out of cigarettes, and called it a night. The moon was gorgeous though. Hope you all had better luck.
Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:11 AM
At least you got out. It was threatening to rain here, so I didn't even go through the motions. I had the night "off" and big plans for the hour and a half with no moon...
Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:03 AM
Heck, I used to say "It only rains or is cloudy on my nights off." Now it is just cloudy or rains... period.
I think I would be happy to just get a sucker hole event... just one...
Well... clear skies... one day?
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:41 PM
Forecast called for clear skies until midnight. It was 100% cloudy by 8PM. I was planning on taking out my 120mm for some cluster viewing before moonrise, but wound up with about 20 minutes in Orion through a sucker hole with my 80mm.
On the bright side, I *did* have 20 minutes of observing and I was able to check out a new pan head for the 80.
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