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  1. Ken's Personal Udate

    by , 04-02-2013 at 07:22 PM (Cloud Dodging = Ken (Fogfire's) Western WA Astronomy Blog)
    For you wonder how I am doing...
    We still are blogging our cancer journey ... at Boobs of Steel
    Just did surgery last week.. so the mother ship of cancer is gone..
    Tina is healing up very well...

    I have looked at the stars on some really nice nights and took the family out to see a -8 Iridium Flair.. about 10 days ago...
    but just too much going on to do a full set up and night.. even with the the 4 SE....(now where did I put that OTA?)

    I think I ...

    Updated 04-02-2013 at 09:29 PM by fogfire

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  2. Is Summer here? Crossed Fingers Astronomy

    by , 07-22-2012 at 02:52 AM (Cloud Dodging = Ken (Fogfire's) Western WA Astronomy Blog)
    Big night tonight for family astronomy.

    My geologist niece is here. I am setting up Phoenix (8iSE) that my wife has shown interest in to see if she will enjoy the scope more.
    And my full CGEM 9.25"

    So its family night.. and I am hoping it might be good enough to image after they all get tired.. a rate good night. Even July has been a bust... so it was nice to see Clear Sky Clock actually improve this morning vs go to heck like normal.

    Its 7:50PM ...

    Updated 07-22-2012 at 06:34 AM by fogfire

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  3. Shooting the Gap II

    by , 06-25-2012 at 08:08 AM (Cloud Dodging = Ken (Fogfire's) Western WA Astronomy Blog)
    12:55AM 6/24/2012

    No live blogging of the events.. as I was busy with my scope!!


    But I did get an unexpected decent night for PEC training the CGEM.

    The air dried out and at 8PM I had 95% clear skies.. So I started the process again.

    Put the OTA out to cool. Checked satellite images. No thick clouds until central Oregon.
    Checked to see why Clear Sky Clock said it should be mostly cloudy. Looked like the Canadian model had ...
  4. Shooting the Gap

    by , 06-24-2012 at 03:57 AM (Cloud Dodging = Ken (Fogfire's) Western WA Astronomy Blog)
    6/23/2012 8:52 PM
    The sky is clearing! ClearSkyClock until this AM was talking about a nice clearing all night. Then it changed.
    Right now it looks like the previous forecast might have been better.
    There is a slight off shore flow from the south. This with an opening hole over western WA that has me hoping.
    Putting the C9.25 out to cool and downloading BYEOS, though if I just get the mount PEC trained tonight I will be happy.
    Keeping my fingers crossed
    is Jupiter a real planet or it's own star system?-6-23-clouds.jpg ...

    Updated 06-25-2012 at 02:48 AM by fogfire

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