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#26 CHASLX200

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 05:32 AM

Nothing stopped me this AM. Jupiter at 500x was just unreal in 9 seeing.  AM's are the only way to view in FL in the summer since every nite is cloudy due to blow off from T- storms after sundown. Seeing is also always bad at sundown in the summer.


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Posted 06 August 2022 - 06:25 AM

Twice in the past couple of weeks I have headed out to my favorite dark (for the Ottawa area) sites on clear evenings, only to jump back in the car and head home again almost as soon as I got set up. It's hard to observe when your face is full of mosquitos and your hands are getting bitten all over, despite a liberal dose of DEET.


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Posted 06 August 2022 - 07:10 AM

We're having monsoon humidity here in San Diego with accompanying clouds.  Sadly no rain here at the coast but there have been some t-storms inland.

 

Also it's daytime and I've been working on my scope again smile.gif

 

The monsoon season in San Diego country has been the worst I remember.  But last night it was clear (in Clairemont) and my session was stopped by the marine layer rolling in about 10:30pm.  

 

Regarding mosquitoes.. I would probably just give up until they are gone.  I am just not that tough.  For exercise, I normally do 25 minutes on an exercise bicycle.  Last night, I waited until after I setup the scope.  When I was finished, I was still hot and sweaty so I took my shirt off to cool off and went outside to do some stargazing.  

 

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#29 CHASLX200

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 07:33 AM

The monsoon season in San Diego country has been the worst I remember.  But last night it was clear (in Clairemont) and my session was stopped by the marine layer rolling in about 10:30pm.  

 

Regarding mosquitoes.. I would probably just give up until they are gone.  I am just not that tough.  For exercise, I normally do 25 minutes on an exercise bicycle.  Last night, I waited until after I setup the scope.  When I was finished, I was still hot and sweaty so I took my shirt off to cool off and went outside to do some stargazing.  

 

Jon

I never feel any skeeters in my area in the AM . We just don't get much rain ever where i live so i guess that helps. We get them no seeums after sundown sometimes since i am right on the saw grass.


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#30 Tom Dugan

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 10:18 AM

Dewpoints in the 70s, pop-up thunderstorms, eagle-sized mosquitoes.

 

In other words, summer in Southern MD. See you in September!


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#31 Tom Dugan

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 10:19 AM

Did I mention the ticks? I didn't mention the ticks.

 

Ticks.



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 11:18 AM

Solid cloud cover.

The mosquitoes better go find another body its making my Irish blood boil.

They don't seem to bug the cows out in front of my house, maybe its the fur.

 

Robert


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 06:15 PM

Dust stopped me today. So thick you can't see any blue magoo.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 08:08 PM

Light pollution like this!  lol.gif

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 08:52 PM

Tonight will be the fully illuminated moon. Figures as the skies are finally clear for the first time in a long time.
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Posted 11 August 2022 - 10:29 AM

Solid cloud cover.

The mosquitoes better go find another body its making my Irish blood boil.

They don't seem to bug the cows out in front of my house, maybe its the fur.

 

Robert

Sure seem to like my Irish blood too. One of my favorite observing sites is also right beside a cattle farm, but the mosquitos prefer me.


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