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Mark

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New Moon weekend
« on: April 17, 2017, 06:17:24 PM »
Anyone notice the weather forecast?  Shhhh....  :P

Thinking Pinnacles, Saturday night....

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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 06:58:07 PM »
Forecast shows plenty of sun and clear skies for this weekend starting Thurs/Fri.  I might do FP or Pinnacles West main parking lot Thursday night cuz I will be up in Oregon this weekend.  Hoping the following weekend 4/29 forecast remains sunny also --  although there's a 3 day old waxing Moon setting high up in W. Gemini later on Saturday 4/29.

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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 10:05:43 AM »
The weekend is here. My casual read of the weather reports is that tonight - Friday - might be the best. What do those of you with more developed weather-reading skills make of the prospects for tonight, tomorrow, and perhaps Sunday?
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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 12:12:44 PM »
If I didn't catch this cold I have I'd be going out tonight. It does look to be more certain good conditions tonight
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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 08:45:50 PM »
How about pinnacles on the 29th?

Contemplating getting out...

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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 09:13:31 PM »
Crilly! As you will have seen, I was at the Pinnacles Wednesday. I dunno what our buddy Peter is up to, figuring on waiting till midnight for a biggish Moon to set. But that's just me.
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Re: New Moon weekend
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 08:21:17 AM »
I've observed with a 'biggish' 4 day old Moon before.  Luna will be only 24 degrees up in the west.  Transparency will be very good.  Just look at objects overhead and to the east.  Wagner and I did just that from Coulter Row one night a 'few' years ago.  Was a good night spotting mag 14 galaxies.