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TheThing

Ever so slightly fed up!

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Driving home from my last appointment about 4:25pm round the M25, I could see the moon quite clearly. Nice clear skies for tonight, I thought.

Just got the little one off to bed, SWMBO is in the bath, so thought I'd set up for a long overdue observing session.

No such luck, a huge swath of high cloud has wafted in from somewhere. I can make out (dimly) the moon, mars, Betelgeuse, Rigel and....that's it! Can't see nowt else!

I hate thick grey cloud, but I hate the tantalising promise of a clear night, which is then cruely snatched away, even more. The cloud God's must hate us!

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Finger's crossed!

Just checked again (as I will undoubtedly do every 10 mins for the next 4 0r 5 hours) and still no good!

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there was very thin cloud here too earlier i could see the moon wen i was takin my dog for a walk, by time i got back and i go to look outside... nuthin to see

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Yep - I just got my 6" refractor cooled to get 15mins on the moon at around 5:30 pm then the cloud thickened and thickened. I've just looked out and it's much clearer now but pretty nippy ..... might just pop the scope out to cool again though.

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Well, at least the clouds love all of us equally.... here's my logbook reports for the last five days:

When i looked up to check the sky,

A snowflake landed in my eye.

:)

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Well, at least the clouds love all of us equally.... here's my logbook reports for the last five days:

When i looked up to check the sky,

A snowflake landed in my eye.

:)

Hahahha ;), over here it's

When I cast my eyes above, I frown

'Cos lots of rain is coming down....

Edited by Beulah

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Today we've had some sunshine in the South China Sea, the wind has dropped off a fair bit too. I'm hoping that this lull in the N.E. Monsoon will last through to the moroning, but if I get a chance to see a star or two tonight, I shall be pleased enough.

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Last night was clear but numbingly cold -6 to -7. Saw a fuzzy Mars, Orion nebula and the moon - spectacular - moon's a bit too bright really for seeing much else. These temperatues just drain the heat out of you. After an hour and a half I called it quits and went in to thaw out the extremities.

Edited by xyz

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Well it's been beautifully clear the last 2 nights here in Wisconsin. Unfortunately when the clouds leave, so do the decent temperatures... it's been going down to -26C. Needless to say, the only Flame Nebula i'm interested in, is the one in the woodstove. :)

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Yesterday we had 5 mins of clearish sky - the first since the start of Jan, and then... it clouded over and started snowing. This morning we have an average of 3 inch - its drifted - 1 to 6 inch! Arghhhhhh.

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Hurrah! A Clear night at last. Finally got out nd did some observing.

Checking my notes, I realised that my last night out ws 1st Jan, so four weeks between sessions. Not cool!

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