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    Default Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?



    I observe and enjoy the clouds lit up by the moon and magnified with binoculars. However, I have never read any discussions about this. Should this hobby include the clouds?
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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    It should not, but it does Just part and parcel... Still, as you've proven with that excellent shot of the Moon, sometimes they do add a little atmosphere But for everything else, clouds be gone!!

    Nice binos and mount, BTW

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Heresy!!!!

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Quote Originally Posted by refractordude View Post
    I observe and enjoy the clouds lit up by the moon and magnified with binoculars. However, I have never read any discussions about this. Should this hobby include the clouds?
    ... definitely yes!

    You have captured Moon in the iris nebula,

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Oh absolutely!

    Astronomy without clouds is like a witch's nose without warts, not the same
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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Well, unless the clouds are on Venus ...
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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Nice binocular rig.

    As a solar-head, I hate clouds. Once in a while, I'll play their stupid game though.



    Seriously though. There is a category in the monthly forum astrophotography contest for terrestrial photos that can include clouds. Here's how the rules define the category...

    "Night Scape: Any terrestrial photograph that contains one or more objects from one or more of the other categories."

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Well, meteorology is a separate field. Must most astronomers have to, out of necessity, be meteorolgists, too.

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Nice pic of the moon! Besides the cloud gods, in the cold winters, the wind gods come alive, at least they do around here

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    Default Re: Should This Hobby Include The Clouds?

    Clouds are just as much a part of astronomy as clear skies. Just on the dark side.
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