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According to "Clear Outside" I have the prospect of 2, maybe 3 clear nights ahead.

Obviously darkness is still a late occurrance but I don't have work now so late nights are OK. 

It's quite breezy here so I'm debating whether to put the 12 inch dob out or a refractor. Or maybe both and see how things pan out ?

Hope others have similar prospects as well :smiley:

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Looking good here also, keeping my fingers crossed.

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It is clear here too but I will have to get up early tomorrow... Argh! 

Hopefully tomorrow evening.

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It's looking good for most of the UK tonight. I think you'd at want to at least get the dob out to cool down unless you're planning on concentrating on double stars. 

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looks like I will miss out as the cloud supposed to come back at around 23-00.

But they have been known to be wrong.

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Allegedly clear until midnight here in Bedfordshire 😉 might have a look for some Noctilucent clouds before I go to bed I think.

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looking clear here, but blowing more than I'd like. Encoder guiding and direct drive is pretty good at negating wind gusts, but even so..

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Posted (edited)

We shall see!  Working on my all sky camera but probably won't be ready for tonight.

Edited by Gina

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Cloud, cold wind and blooming freezing here.

Dave

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1 hour ago, Davey-T said:

Cloud, cold wind and blooming freezing here.

Dave

Dave, how can you have any cloud? Looks clear everywhere? Must say it seems a bit hazy and I've got a horrible feeling that muck out in the North Sea will come in sooner rather than later, but the scope is out and I will have a go until about midnight perhaps. 6am alarm :(

 

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It looks a touch hazy here as well. Very blustery though, but warm wind. I've put the 130 frac out for now. The dob might join it if the gusts of wind die down. 

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10 minutes ago, Stu said:

Dave, how can you have any cloud? Looks clear everywhere? Must say it seems a bit hazy and I've got a horrible feeling that muck out in the North Sea will come in sooner rather than later, but the scope is out and I will have a go until about midnight perhaps. 6am alarm :(

 

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This is the UK, cloud is ALWAYS spoiling astro-prospects somewhere 🙂

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The 4" refractor is out until midnight'ish as I also have an early start, for Scotland, to spend some time with a dear friend.

The sky here is totally clear with just a very light breeze, looking very good.

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Do both, do not squander those night.

 

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15 minutes ago, Stu said:

Dave, how can you have any cloud? Looks clear everywhere? Must say it seems a bit hazy and I've got a horrible feeling that muck out in the North Sea will come in sooner rather than later, but the scope is out and I will have a go until about midnight perhaps. 6am alarm :(

Sat24 shows the nice finger of cloud over me :hmh:

And here's a pic'

Dave

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1 minute ago, Davey-T said:

Sat24 shows the nice finger of cloud over me :hmh:

And here's a pic'

Dave

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I think you are the world's unluckiest man, weatherwise Dave :(

 

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1 minute ago, Stu said:

I think you are the world's unluckiest man, weatherwise Dave

I think I'm in a parallel universe :grin:

Dave

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All set up. This will be 2 nights in a row , almost a record this year. The big problem is it does not get dark at all. 2 photos from last night. The first is at 11:30 and the second at 01:30.

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That's a real bummer Dave, just goes to show, it only needs a tiny finger cloud to completely ruin your night.

Been getting some twilight flats while waiting for darkness.

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Looking ok here at the moment, a little blown but clear at least. Double Double and M13 spotted already although M13 pretty faint unsurprisingly at the moment!

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Getting the first of 12x600 sec Ha subs on the Crescent to add to the 6 I already have.

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Posted (edited)

Is it dark enough?  Obviously it must be.

I'm working on my all sky camera.

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Jupiter is rubbish tonight whatever I view it with !

The frac is in and the 12 inch dob is out. M13 and M57 are looking decent at least although it's not really dark yet.

 

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10 minutes ago, Gina said:

Is it dark enough?  Obviously it must be.

I'm working on my all sky camera.

Just about. I did start somewhat optimistically when the sky was still noticeably bright, but I've imaged in NB under similar conditions in Ruislip. Getting reasonably dark now.

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