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#1 Cotts

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:10 PM

CSC says clear.  All the other sites say clear.  Clear.  As in no clouds.  

 

The whole sky right now, 3 hours before observing time, is white with the dreaded 'high thins'......

 

Can't even observe the Venus/Mercury/moon thing tonight...

 

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#2 Jim Waters

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:19 PM

I stopped using CSC about 10 years ago.  Its not that reliable here in the SW US. 



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:21 PM

GOES East     If on computer click the time bar to stop at end then click the image to get a zoom.  If Cell or tablet just zoom as normal.   Looks like a full blown cirrus attack. 


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#4 junomike

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:54 PM

CSC is IMO faulty.  The others are hit/miss.

This is why you need at least two set ups.

 

1) easier  grab 'n' go set up for "ify" nights

2) more involved but  better set up for clear nights (and I mean clear as in no clouds within 100 kms.



#5 lsfinn

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:02 PM

Cirrus? I thought you said circus. 

 

Like Sondheim said, send in the clouds . . . 


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#6 laedco58

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:38 PM

Thursday night I got setup took a peek at Venus and the twins, and the clouds came rolling in. It’s been cloudy and raining off and on since.



#7 Alnitak2009

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:19 AM

I understand the frustration. Most nights tend to go bad here in central NY even when other forecasts say clear skies. It is much too difficult to accurately predict the weather here in central NY.  I consistently monitor weather maps prior to heading out.

 

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#8 airbleeder

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 03:27 PM

I stopped using CSC about 10 years ago.  Its not that reliable here in the SW US. 

   .....or the SE US. I still have it on my phone and check it to compare to my eyes , but don't rely on it. 




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