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    After finally saving up enough cash for it, I ordered a new telescope last
    Thursday evening. Specifically I ordered Celestron's 8" SE sct. I made
    sure to order the power adaptor and dew zapper at the same time. The scope
    is coming via UPS and is due to arrive this Tuesday. Coincidentally, the
    weather report for the rest of the week following calls for clouds and rain.
    (Cleveland area.)



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    John Nichols wrote:

    So much anecdotal evidence exists as to make one suspect this is no
    coincidence!

    Of course, that isn't really the case. With a new telescope, one is
    more motivated to observe, and so one *notices* the sky is cloudy.
    Photographs of the Earth from space show that it is mostly shrouded by
    clouds at any given moment.

    And, of course, to make it worse, in winter, when the nights are
    longer, the weather is also cooler.

    John Savard


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    On Nov 5, 6:57 am, Quadibloc <jsav...@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:

    That's certainly no coincidence!




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    "Quadibloc" <jsavard@ecn.ab.ca> wrote in message
    news:1194263857.262184.317410@y27g2000pre.googlegr oups.com...
    True. At least I've got cold weather gear.



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    So the new scope arrived yesterday evening. I have it assembled in my
    living room, awaiting the arrival of the dew zapper I also ordered, and of
    course, clear skies.



 

 

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