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Nigeyboy

Why does this happen . . . . !

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Been cloudy for the past several days here, so why when the clouds clear, does it seem to coincide with a full moon:

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Typical isn't it!!

 

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Yep . . . all getting a bit predictable isn't it!! Maybe its a chance for me to try my butchered webcam to see if I can capture a full disk image of the moon?

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Diversification is the key.........

Narrow Band imaging is the solution.

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1 hour ago, Wiu-Wiu said:

Could be worse... 

Yup ...

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Take what you can get in this game, and don’t complain! ;) <ducking for cover!> 

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Whats wrong with imaging the Moon, its by far the best target out there.....................................................

Alan

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7 hours ago, Nigeyboy said:

so why when the clouds clear, does it seem to coincide with a full moon

At least one US astronomer refers to Moistons.

I'm not sure of the exact science involved but it seems that most astronomy gear, especially when it's new, emit Moiston molecules. These Moistons group together to form huge clouds. The full Moon is capable of absorbing Moistons and thus giving us relatively clear nights but reemits them as it ebbs towards becoming new again.

Moistons also collect inside unopened telescope boxes and are released into the atmosphere whenever a newly purchased telescope is opened. This is the reason why professional companies such as @FLOsupply their telescopes with the warning:

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Although there is still much to be discovered, many astronomers believe Moistons look something like the image below. A fluffy, cute but on closer inspection mean looking oxygen with two hydrogens for punchy fists:

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I can not argue with the Moistons theory, I bought a Skywatcher 8" Dob, and it was a clear night right up until I finished assembly and went outside. The moistens must have escaped into the atmosphere when I opened the door, as it clouded over immediately. They have not dispersed since...

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I've dug out an old report of Moistons from the science magazine Gadzooks. It pretty much goes over what we've said already but there were a few more pics that I thought might help illustrate the phenomenon.

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