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sgottlieb

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OI - Lake Sonoma Thursday night (12/1)
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:26:35 PM »
I'm getting together with Carter Scholz and Dennis Beckley on Thursday night at Lake Sonoma (specifically, Lone Rock parking lot).  I plan to arrive around 4:30.  The weather forecast looks very good, though a bit nippy with a low of 38°.

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Re: OI - Lake Sonoma Thursday night (12/1)
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 04:45:54 PM »
Steve,

Have you looked at the CSC forecast for Lake Sonoma?  It shows poor seeing Thursday night from a strong jet stream passing by.  I'm changing my plans to observe Saturday vs. Thursday.  Saturday looks better with no jet stream and warmer temps., and still only a 3-day-old Moon that sets by 8:30pm.

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Re: OI - Lake Sonoma Thursday night (12/1)
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 06:37:11 PM »
Peter, I often find the seeing prediction can be unreliable (either for better or worse) so I'm going to give Thursday night a shot at Lake Sonoma.  If it turns out to be mushy seeing as predicted, I'll probably be back on Saturday night.  But keep in mind Saturday night requires waiting around a full two hours after dark for the 4-day moon to set.