It has been windy for several days here, and tonight it got down to a light breeze. The moon was ok and clear, and I got to use my new ES 20 mm eyepiece. But it seemed like I could just not get things focused other than the moon. Did I just have my first bad seeing evening?
Tonight was kind of disappointing
Posted 29 September 2020 - 02:00 AM
With ~55 m/sec jet stream in Goodland Kansas and satellite showing movement of cold air from north, I would expect it to be a terrible night seeing wise. Probably hard to get the scope to acclimate as well if temps were falling fast.
Posted 29 September 2020 - 08:36 AM
Ok, I appreciate that information. The scope was outside for 2 1/2 hours overall.
Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:31 PM
Get used to it. It makes the good night very special!
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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:46 PM
Astrospheric is a wonderful forecast tool that includes estimates on transparency and seeing.
I use it all the time.
I second that. I've been using it here as well and it seems pretty accurate in the handful of times I have used it for my location. I ended up subscribing and paying the $.99 a month to support development, receive weather alerts and to get rid of ads. I hate ads!
Posted 29 September 2020 - 03:23 PM
Smoke from the fires out west have been causing a lot of bad skies lately. That doesn't show up in any of the
sky forecasts as far as I know.
Posted 29 September 2020 - 03:57 PM
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