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pnatscher

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OI - Fremont Peak Tuesday 1/17/2017
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:28:25 PM »
I might observe from Fremont Peak, in the SW Lot or the FPOA Observatory gated area on Tuesday night.  I'll watch to see if the Wx remains favorable. Right now (Saturday), the Wx forecast is for clouds and rain Wednesday and through the weekend so Tues. might be the last chance to get out for observing this week.

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Re: OI - Fremont Peak Tuesday 1/17/2017
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 08:10:26 AM »
WX is looking more unstable during the week.  Rain on Wednesday. Will watch and go for it if at the last minute if clear skies opportunity arises.  Maybe Thursday or Friday according to the SkippySky forecasts.

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Re: OI - Fremont Peak Tuesday 1/17/2017
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 02:54:59 PM »
"Maybe Thursday or Friday according to the SkippySky forecasts."

Peter, buddy, there's a really good example for how far off a cute observing weather site from Australia can get. NWS, which does have high accuracy for our area, shows 40% chance of rain on Thursday and 90% on Friday. And everything's gonna be wet from Wednesday's deluge.

And the Moon's still rising by midnight.

New Moon isn't till a week from Friday, the 27th. Moontimes do look good from Saturday the 21st on till Sunday the 29th. Actual weather permitting.

Did your moon calendar shift off to a week early?
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Re: OI - Fremont Peak Tuesday 1/17/2017
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 08:24:26 PM »
This week is looking bad as far as observing (unless you want to get out just a few hours on Monday night) and even long range forecasts don't look good until the end of the next week.

But Peter has the right idea -- it will probably have to be a last minute decision on the weather as well as the flexibility to get out on a weekday if that's the best opportunity.   It's difficult or hopeless to plan on a Saturday night this time of year.

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Re: OI - Fremont Peak Tuesday 1/17/2017
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 08:29:58 PM »
Right, not just Saturdays. You can see I was giving it 9 days for the Moon cycle, 21-29 January.

But oh the weather. Far as Wunderground looks ahead, we have a week of pretty solid rain coming, Wednesday thru Tuesday week, the 24th. Must be January.
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