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Happily clicking away at the lagoon in suburban melb. Good guiding, modded 1000d, set up on the new deck.
Yay for clear skies and guiding
07-07-2012, 11:19 PM
Hmm good for you! It's nothing like that in Sydney, cloudy as usual, and if it isn't cloudy the air is so wet that you can't look through it anyway. The last five or six times I've set up scopes, I've struggled to see anything for an hour or so then given up.
I'm almost coming to the point of selling off my astro gear......
07-07-2012, 11:44 PM
Clear skies last night, cold, early morning, no jetstream, high pressure system right over Vic...... and seeing still managed to be a dogs breakfast, not to mention the scope sweating dew barely 5 minutes into the session.
08-07-2012, 12:20 AM
Got a couple of hours in before the moon popped up. Then it just got toooo cold. No feeling in the fingers, running nose, shining moon, F1 qualifying, Tour de France - television won. Now inside with the heater.
08-07-2012, 12:52 AM
I was drift aligning till about 10:30. Got some 100 odd snaps of the moon then packed up. Too cold, scope dripping wet, still cant feel my fingers or feet.
Now sitting inside with the warmth of the fire with the kitty sleeping on my lap :)
woohoo! clear skies, here too!
I enjoyed the luxury of warmth indoors, knowing it will be like this for 1 week :jump:
08-07-2012, 02:12 AM
A lovely day and a clear evening however by midnight most of the dew on the scope has frozen to a thin layer of frost. I grabbed the OTA cover to find the multitude of water droplets had turned into a sheet of ice on the topside! I haven't experienced this much cold for a long time. Dew heaters are doing diddly.
Luckily in today's fine weather I spent the afternoon in the sunshine marking out the new observatory in the backyard! :)
08-07-2012, 10:37 AM
:( I feel for all you guys and gals going thru the bad weather thing , I really do .
We up here are at about the 80th perfect clear day of the DRY , about 180 to go , yea ha .
But there is a trade off , the WET , when its like what you people are going thru now , but the trade off is what we have now .:eyepop:, guarenteed fine weather for 1/2 the year , and its great as we can actually plan observing sessions in advance , nice .
sorry all .
08-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Yes but your wet season is made up of exciting thunderstorms and heavy tropical downpours, heat, humidity instead of the 6 month subarctic drizzle-fest and permanent slate-grey mind bending stratocumulus flu season found here :sadeyes:
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