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Raining again!!  :clouds2:

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1 minute ago, don4l said:

They're not breaking up.  They are just moving here.  

It was clear half an hour ago - now it's clouding over.

And now they're back here and leaking!!

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CO forecasts clear by midnight but looking on Sat24 I cant see where it's coming from.

Dave

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With that much moon it doesn't matter much, I won't be imaging.

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Posted (edited)

Light clouds here at the moment but showers due in about an hour.

 

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Edited by johninderby

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Thick dark clouds here and periodic downpours. No chance of trying out the AZ100 mount for real tonight as far as I can see :rolleyes2:

I have to resist doing an "Alan Partridge" and taking it apart !

 

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Torrential Rain ☔️ here!! hasn’t stopped for 10 days...feels like 10 years 😕 

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30% cloud going up to 40% at 8pm so I'm not sure whether to set up or not.

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12 minutes ago, wookie1965 said:

30% cloud going up to 40% at 8pm so I'm not sure whether to set up or not.

From where I'm sitting that's a good night :)

Been poor here for a couple of weeks, and really pretty grim so far this week with no let-up in sight.  The ground around the barn where the builders are working is just a quagmire :(

James

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I'm fed up with it!!

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23 minutes ago, Gina said:

I'm fed up with it!!

Ditto, CO tells me its clear at 08:00 tomorrow morning, but in the red all day every day for the remaining week. Ho Hum.

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CO is just making be see red. For the whole blummin' week :mad:.

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Not altogether sure I made the right decision to get back into astro imaging!!

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The weather's probably got wind (Pun alert!) of the ODK12 I have incoming. Hopefully be here by Fri (Yeah right, this is OOUK we're talking about)

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Posted (edited)
On 08/10/2019 at 19:38, KevS said:

Clear here at the moment, but .... why is it always clear when there's a moon?

Interdisciplinary research suggests that most astronomy gear, especially when it's new, emit moiston molecules. Moistons tend to group together into cloud like formations. The Moon is capable of absorbing moistons and thus giving relatively clear nights around the time of a full moon when it is at its most potent but reemits them as the moon loses its power and gradually ebbs towards becoming new again. Moistons also collect inside unopened eyepiece, mount, finder and telescope boxes and are released into the atmosphere whenever one of these purchased items is opened.

Here is a rare photo from data collected from a moiston sensitive imaging counter:

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Edited by Rob Sellent
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1 hour ago, JamesF said:

From where I'm sitting that's a good night :)

Been poor here for a couple of weeks, and really pretty grim so far this week with no let-up in sight.  The ground around the barn where the builders are working is just a quagmire :(

James

Well I have got the moon and this was just a forecast which was wrong I`ve got 80% cloud now.

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It's just cleared up here.  The camera is cooling down, but the moon looks very bright - so I've no idea what I'm going to image. 

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Just been to lock up, and while there are a few stars visible the moon is very bright and too many clouds.

Going to bed now, 'night all and good luck to anyone still playing,

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I've managed another Messier for my collection.  M34.  It isn't great, but it makes use of a difficult night, and it is good practice with the new camera.

 

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I'm just home from work.

Testing my new 2 inch baader moon filter.

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Just saw a very bright meteor heading NNW past Deneb.  It looked like a very long trail.

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Was lovely again in the small hours...

Going to switch to getting up early ratehr than staying up late (fact: the driest time of day is 7:00am)

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Yes, I woke up just after 5am and it was clear with the stars out.  Would have been a good time for imaging!  I wasn't prepared to get up at that time though.

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