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    Default Does this sound familiar?



    Look outside and see it’s lovely and clear

    Setup your rig

    Spend 5 or so mins getting a good polar alignment

    Start all the apps on your pc

    Get PHD2 going and start calibration...only to hear it chiming at you...

    Look outside and it’s lovely and cloudy

    Pack everything away in disgust go inside and annoy yr wife/husband/other for the rest of the night!

    Well, that’s been my story for near on 6 weeks now! Roll on January, we tend to get lower temps which always bring on better skies.
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Heck - this has been going for months now. Mercury's years are more numerous than the entries in my log book since last winter. When will the rain and clouds stop? I had 2 overnight camps for Girl Scouts this week. Before I left on Wednesday - that day/night was supposed to crystal clear and Thursday night was supposed to be ok (like 25% clouds). Both nights we were socked in... well I got about an hour of sudden partial clearing on Wednesday night. But I was expecting (as were the girls) to be up late. <sigh>

    When will the weather gods relent. Or are we doomed because people keep buying equipment with which view and photograph their (the weather gods) sisters and brothers????

    I primarily use Clear Outside (which is probably about 95% accurate) and my weather might as well be at the default location in Exeter, Devon, UK. Sometimes I forget to use my location and the weather prediction is eerily accurate!
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Which is one reason why I prefer grab-n-go (at least for now). It still takes a few minutes to get my privacy / light screens and such set up though.

    Clear Outside was not very reliable for my location in November and earlier this month, so I've just been using Weather Underground and sticking my head out the door. Dunno, maybe I should go back to an old-fashioned barometer or one of those sparkle ball thingies from sailing days.

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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    have faith!!!!!!!!!! sooner or later you'll get that 7 day-14 day perfect clear run
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Yup, been there, done that. Many times.

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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Yessireeebob !
    Never, never, never give up!

    Binoculars have been my friend of late.
    Gorilla astronomy. Hit and run !

    But yea...I'm feeling what you are saying! :-)
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Yes Sir!! '18 has been a horrible year weather wise. I've been out less this year than any time prior. Here's hoping for a new and improved 2019 and tons of clear skies.
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Hey Mark,

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    Binoculars have been my friend of late.
    Gorilla astronomy. Hit and run
    Did you mean Guerrilla Astronomy (like hit and run) or Gorilla Astronomy where you need gorilla strength arms to hold the binoculars for long periods of time?

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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea View Post
    Hey Mark,



    Did you mean Guerrilla Astronomy (like hit and run) or Gorilla Astronomy where you need gorilla strength arms to hold the binoculars for long periods of time?

    Cheers,
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    I use my binoculars for both. :O)
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    Default Re: Does this sound familiar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddman View Post
    I use my binoculars for both. :O)
    I think maybe I mean both! :-)
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