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Possible clear views

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Pleiades, Mar 12, 2018.

Possible clear views

Started by Pleiades on Mar 12, 2018 at 3:24 PM

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  1. Pleiades

    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday and Thursday are projected to be clear. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The rest of the calendar is cloudy up to March 26th. I've made little use of my 6" dobs, as it seems to come standard with clouds and rain.

    But, I'm super excited about a couple of days of clear views if the weatherman I'd right!!
     
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    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    I bought 5 new filters in mid-February. It's been totally socked-in up here since!

    It's my fault. I know it.....

    Good luck on Wednesday & Thursday!

    D.
     
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    I've made little use of my 6" dobs, as it seems to come standard with clouds and rain.

    lol :p

    I think it's not necessarily a bad thing. Because of the clouds we can rebuild the desire of doing astronomy indefinitively. When it's the time to do astronomy the motivation is very high almost all the time.

    I think, because of the waiting period.
     
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    Well the scope is on the porch acclimating to the outside temp. Maybe I'll get a glimpse of Jupiter at 3AM!
     
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    Tally ho!! The game is afoot! Best of luck and all pray to the Weather-God(s).

    I'm jealous - we're having the third Nor'easter here in as many weeks here in Podunk. Now I have new Monopod for my binoculars.....Doomed! Doomed I tell you! Doomed! :p

    Take a look for me, too, please?

    Have a great night down there in Tennessee -

    Dave
     
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    Jupiter is Amazing this morning along with His moons. :)

    Warming up now. Mars and the Trifid / Lagoon nebula are next on my list. ;p

    I used my old 60mm refractor for Jupiter. With my 15mm Celestron Plossl. It was cold and I'm still not comfortable leaving my Skyquest XT6 out all night. I know there are better eyepieces than that Celestron Omni 15mm, but it does a fine job on an f13 refractor.
     
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