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Bad Weather – My Fault

January 21, 2012 – 4:57 PM

  Memories of crisp winter nights with twinkling stars seem like a distant memory.  The past couple weeks the weather has been less than ideal.  We’ve had clouds and rain on a regular basis.  Last Friday I posted about the clear night, but awful seeing.  I don’t think there has been a truly clear night […]

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Enthusiasm Trumps Forecast

January 14, 2012 – 11:13 PM

Friday nights have somewhat become understood I’m going to take my scope out, assuming the weather is good.  But last Friday, I came home, saw it was mostly clear and pressed ahead.  Rule #1 should always be to look at the forecast.  CSC was forecasting intermittent clouds, with high coverage at times between 8pm through […]

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Spectrum of Uranus

November 27, 2011 – 12:10 PM

  So many jokes could be made about anything to do with Uranus… I had made a spectrum of Neptune a couple weeks ago and just now had the opportunity to get Uranus in my spectroscope. Uranus makes a fine specimen.  To obtain this spectrum, I collected data from 160 x 4 second exposures.  I […]

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