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    Default Bad night to view the Moon



    A disappointing night, I took my 102mm scope with the Twilight I out. Set it up in the back yard waiting for the moon to rise, hoping the clouds would stay way. It was not to be. Clouds moved in before the moon was high enough. Oh well, maybe later this coming week. Hmm could have been because I just ordered a new telescope..

    Weather report says it will be this coming Thursday night before clear skies, with a chance of a viewing window tomorrow night. So try again tomorrow night. Leaving the scope attached to mount for now.
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    Default Re: Bad night to view the Moon

    The "tease" is just part of the curse, par for the course. If that new scope is nice, I would count on Thursday either, that's too close yet. Dues must be paid and acceptable sacrifices made.

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    Default Re: Bad night to view the Moon

    Yeah sorry, it's probably all my fault as I've bought a load of new gear recently. I should have posted a warning lol.
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    Default Re: Bad night to view the Moon

    We closed the Seagrave Observatory last night due to high thin to medium clouds, with the full moon which would wipe out the sky especially with clouds, and no planets up, we decided to bag it.

    Clouds have been tough this year. Must be all you guys buying new scopes!
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    Default Re: Bad night to view the Moon

    Don't get me started about the November the 5th fireworks!
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