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I am very new to the world of binoculars and im gonna get started with Olympus 10x50 binoculars. My question is that will the Olympus binoculars handle weather in Switzerland (humidity above 80%), (high altitude), (cold temperatures)? It would be really helpfull if i get the answer to that question.
By Guest maryh96
Hi, I am doing an end of degree project on variable stars due next thursday and London's weather does not allow finish it. I was wondering if someone would do me the favour of observing the pulsating variable star V0460 Andromeda http://variablestars.net/stars/460/ in the Johnson R filter, for a period of 1 hour and 50 minutes? please?
Thanks so much!
I recently got hands on my first equatorial mount, a Celestron Advanced VX mount.. And the curse holds true, that after purchasing new gear, you are to bear the burden of weeks of bad weather! So whenever there has been minor holes in the clouds, I've been out practicing star alignment, polar alignment, and just the general behavior of the mount, pointing at any star that would glance through the thin cloud cover. Hope to soon be able to practice drift alignment.
A patch of "clear sky" showed itself a few nights ago, so I thought I would try and see how far I could push the unguided exposures (having only done the ASPA). And even though thin clouds would regularly pass over the target, I am at least pleased that I could squeeze this out of the image. +- 1 minute exposures of the center of the noble M45, Pleiades. 5-6 shots later, the clouds came rolling in again... So here I am stuck looking at my mount collecting dust and browsing these forums again
Looks like there is some coma that needs fixing too.
Scope is the Celestron 130 SLT OTA. Using a barlow right now to achieve focus. Trying to obtain the screws needed to move the mirror.
As a bonus, I noticed the presence of a magnitude 17.2 in this one, faintest I've caught yet I think.
First thing this morning the BBC was showing me clouds for most of this evening. So no chance of any observing or imaging. A couple of hours later and low and behold it was showing clear from 17.00 to 23.00 - and FLO Clear outside was agreeing. Great I thought and started to make plans. Just about to move the powertank into the observatory when I looked again - there was actually a shower (not forecast) on at the time. Cloudy from 18.00 onwards - FLO not quite so pessimistic. Who know what will be predicted in another couple of hours. Indeed, the only reliable 'forecast' will be to look outside when it is dark enough to do anything and maybe see what they have to say then.
I have been a weather observer and data collector on an off for the best part of 60 years so none of this surprises me. Now that they have superfast computers which are updated at ever decreasing intervals. This means that any very small changes in wind direction will, if the weather is at all unsettled, result in completely different forecasts in terms of clouds and rain. And they are advertising 'Get the weather in your area'. I interpret that to mean that we want more money from you for yet more faster computers.
By stepping beyond
Well , let me start off with something went wrong with my mount . It just wants to take off and run when getting ready to image. I haven't a clue what's going on with it but, I'll figure it out one day . I had 7 straight glorious nights and now it's doing nothing but, rain. I'm sick , Ill whatever you want to call it , that's me.