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    Default Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!



    Alas and alack, I've managed 18 Messier objects or the Messier 30 Award on the first attempt, which was about a week ago.
    Then, the other night I grabbed another 8 to bring my subtotal to 26.
    Sooooooooo, the weather forecast for the next week + is...........>>drum roll<<<....
    .....super cloudy with many daze of rain!!!

    But I'm the eternal optimist, I will catch a break in those clouds somehow, I will manage those last 4 Messiers!!!

    Orrrrrrrrrr! I'll rent a heli-chopper n cut those clouds to fog that will blow away in the winds!!!
    Kinda expensive but feasible!!

    Okaaaaay, I've calmed down a bit.
    Just thought I'd interject some insanity into this sane forum!!
    Or is it?????
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    Good luck. Eventually you'll end up with only 2 or 3 left. And you'll find that you will need to wait about a year until they roll around again.
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny ringo View Post
    Good luck. Eventually you'll end up with only 2 or 3 left. And you'll find that you will need to wait about a year until they roll around again.
    so true Jonny Ringo - how i can relate to that
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    Actually, if I went to a much darker spot I'd have those last four & then some.
    I'll be going to nice spot my neighbor Steve & I scoped out(pun intended), a short gravel road that runs around a local city baseball field.
    But it won't be for quite a few days, I guess ad time to clean everything up & research my NexImage 5 software!
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    I would like to get into the Messier 30 thingy as well, it isn't a competition or anything but it's nice to have some kind of goal (for the time being I force myself to learn a new constellation every night I get clear skies).

    Good luck with the remaining ones!
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iva View Post
    I would like to get into the Messier 30 thingy as well, it isn't a competition or anything but it's nice to have some kind of goal (for the time being I force myself to learn a new constellation every night I get clear skies).

    Good luck with the remaining ones!
    Thanks Iva!!
    I'm looking forward to that nice certificate I can print & frame on our wall.
    The first goal is usually the most memorable & I don't know if I want to attempt the Messier 70 or 110 awards, but more than likely, eventually I will!
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    Default Re: Im gonna get my last 4 Messiers if I have to part those clouds myself!!

    A helo won't work - trust me on this one. What you need is a regimental or divisional size hair dryer. That'll do it. Just remember to run it off your neighbour's electricity supply.

    ... I guess you'll need to allow the resulting turbulence some time to straighten itself out

    ... Which will allow the atmosphere to cool and the clouds to reform

    Drat.

    Ah well, as Rabbie so aptly put it, the best laid plans aft gang awry.
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