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    Damn if I haven't had overcast night skies, and HUMIDITY on the few observable ones the past 2 weeks.Tried one night,and the sweat was rolling into eyes,and EP's kept fogging.Tonight tho,while still humid,the dew point has dropped,and the sky is a partial..looking to get more clear.I want to get the planets and Regulus into view tonight if at all possible.Either the heat or mosquitos will do me in..even with a liberal bath of Deep Woods Off.That incessant buzzing near ears makes me insane...
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    Boy!
    Am sure glad I don't have major mozzie problem over here.
    Would drive me nuts altogether...
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    Long pants if it isn't too warm and Off work pretty well. Still get the buzzing in the ears though. Bugs on my laptop screen also. Love those cool, clear fall and spring nights.
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    In addition to the bug spray and clothing, I run extension cords out to a power strip and keep 2 large fans running. No more buzzing in my ear.

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    Have you try ed the new bug repellent , fans that clip to your belt?
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    I haven't tried those yet. I do use these lanterns for sitting outside with guests, but haven't used them while observing. I stepped out last night around midnight and oh boy was it humid! It was like a steam room. I'm sure Len can second that one. We'll see how the weather is tonight, I'd like to get out for a while - been about a week now.

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    A friend of mine used the Belt clip replant thing on a night out once and still had to spray up. (was a really bad night for mosquitos though).

    The last time out, I brought a can of Off yard guard (or whatever its called)
    and fogged a perimeter around where we were going to set up.

    That combined with a little bit of the usual bug spray worked really well.
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    Well....I haven't posted at all lately,since there hasn't been much to view due to overcast night skies or the humidity.This has been one of the muggiest summers I can recall in a long time.I really am starting to yearn for those cold crisp January-March nights .... But last night I did manage to view that big a** moon.Really crisp,although it was so bright it blotted out much of the sky in the vicinity.I did try each colored filter to do something new...interesting contrast other than moon filter.Funny thing...since it had been awhile since I viewed,I just grabbed my 60AZ lightweight and went out for a quick view,and just used a 20mm EP.Course I didn't think of the moon filter offhand....and zoomed in onto Moon.Wow....there went night vision for left eye.Damn it was bright.After a while I went in and grabbed my filters and various EP's and just played around until about 1230 AM.Tonight is nice breeze..temps in 70's,low humidity,and clear skies.I plan if at all possible to get pics of Moon with various colored filters on the 130.I'll let you see my labors if at all interesting lol
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