[Chaos-l] Observing This Weekend
rtphokie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 10:39:51 EDT 2010
If Medoc fans want to opt for that tomorrow night, that seems like a
far better bet.
If we get lucky and clouds clear enough for observing at Lake Jordan,
I'll be there and bring 2 extra scopes (rescued loaners from Morehead)
and my 9 year old helper.
Conditions weren't much better last night than what we are expecting
tomorrow night and the moon was beautiful. Very bright ISS pass that
punched through the clouds nicely at 9:25 pm last night. There will
be a similar 5 minute pass (max altitude 26 degrees) at 8:42 pm.
P.S. weather permitting, the super secret X37-B should be visible
tonight at 9:47pm, mag 2.3. Rises in SW, sets in the E, max altitude
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM, Robert Nielsen <robertnielsen at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I think you are about right on your assessment of the weather this weekend ... but I must be an optimist - I see the 50% clouds at Medoc as "the glass is half full" rather than empty, and I'm going to head out there tonight. I have this itch to see wide field views of Cygnus and Sagittarius/Scorpius ...
> My optimism is based on what happened last weekend. Similar forecasts ... but the skies at Medoc were clear (hazy, mind you, but what can you expect this time of year?) So I will keep watching the pattern of how the showers are forming this afternoon and where the main heavy cloud bank extends, and make a final decision later today.
> I'll also be watching the weather tomorrow as well. The weather experts have gotten it wrong before ... perhaps there might be some observing possible down at Ebenezer Church Rec Area!
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