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bigglesdad

Is Anyone Actually Getting Any Viewing Done?

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didn't have a chance to use mine for like forever, so a clear sky the other night i though what a heck, I'd pull my 200p out to the balcony just to let it get some fresh air.

got about 20 minutes of viewing after cooling, and realised I could barely move the OTA around, cause the gears were so stiff for some reason. checked the thermometer.. alrighty.. -23C. ouch..

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Erm, hate to say it, but three and a bit almost entirely clear weeks ended a couple of days ago. Last night wasn't bad but moon time is bo-bo's time for me.

Olly

No need to rub it in :glasses1:;)

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Just looked at metcheck and it's predicting 'mainly clear' for Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath!

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My last time viewing was over a week ago, been heavy clouds since then. Metcheck forecast says clear skies up here next Saturday and Sunday.

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at the moment i've seen nothing but cloud ,had my scope three weeks now used it twice, so i bought myself some televue ep's and yep still no clear skies i'm not going to buy anything else as i seem to encourage cloud

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Last time there was a long cloudy spell like this, when it did eventually clear I'd forgotten where I'd put my scope power supply.

lesson learnt there....

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I share your frustration. Few enough clear skies here in Dorset and I've had to work on some of them. Got a new scope last week, only used it for a hour or so when everything diasppeared behind cloud.

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I have forgotten when was the last time i looked through a scope or bins. Ive just ordered an 8mm Vixen NPL from FLO so thats ok because the weather here for the week is rain and cloud.

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Nope. Not since Christmas day visual at inlaws.

Before that, 6th Dec.

Before that, twice in November, and a few nights (4 to 8 ish) in October.

The trend looks like I'm due a clear night anytime now and then that's it until June...

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There's a rumour that Thursday is going to be sunny and mild :)

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surely the reason for the recent poor run of weather is obvious? the kind cloud gods are saving up all the clear nights for SGL6!

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Good News. My weather maps show HIGH Pressure coming in to the SW from Sunday 27th Feb for a couple of days with clear skys. ie: 10% cloud. then going downhill again. If I am right, you heard it here first.

Any WELSH VALLEY group folks should check the community page :)

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The weather forecats is dire as usual but there is clear sky forecast for Thursday night according to the BBC, yeah right :)

I'd like to see how long it stays like that as the forecast updates throughout the week.

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There's a rumour that Thursday is going to be sunny and mild :)
Didn't your Mother warn you about spreading malicious rumours!! :o

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With little exception, the few clear nights were either deathly cold or too windy.

Painfully true.

I thought I'd suddenly become vulnerable to inclement weather this year, but nah, it's just been the crappiest winter in, well... a long, long time.

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Beeb say for here Wed & Thu partly cloudy, Sat clear.

As they didn't forecast the snow we had today I'll take it with a pinch of salt :)

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Doom and gloom may be on the horizon if the government have there way.You think the cloud is a problem in this country.The government plan to increase british summer time by 2 hours (normally 1 hour)in the near future,so viewing in the early evening will be a thing of the past.Not good at all:(.

Dave....

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I saw two stars poking through the cloud earlier. Most star gazing ive done all month really.... If you can count it.

Dazz

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