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Snow Reports - Jan 18th-22nd

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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009, 03:28:35 am »

Well at least your weather was interesting - here the promised "sunny periods" was just intermittent rain from definitely non intermittent cloud! Cleared up around 9pm and the sky is really good at the moment, just taking a break, also needed to use the computer to report a (rare) outburst of SW UMa which I detected. Maybe it'll stay clear long enough to see Lulin!
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 03:44:43 am »

Congratulations Brian on catching that outburst!.

Good luck with Lulin. I'm up late waiting to have a go for the comet also. It's a stunning clear freezing night here. Noticed showers moving in from the W on the radar, I just hope to goodness they don't get any closer.

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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 12:09:48 pm »

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Congratulations Brian on catching that outburst!.
Gonna have to go back on that .... possibly a short lived flare to mag. 13, possibly a mistook Shocked (in which case there's something else wrong with the field.... Really need an image to check.) Anyway a couple of hours later when I checked it was back to usual (invisible though I could see the mag. 15.2 comparison).

Lulin didn't play ball, there was one small patch of cloud, guess where! Then invaded by stratocumulus at approx. 6:30.

Maybe another chance tomorrow - depending on the timing of the front/trough which is supposed to run through overnight.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 04:54:16 pm »

I'm sure something had changed within the field for you to notice that it looked different. Keep an eye on it!

Those showers on the radar arrived here but they were in fact more snow!. So I had light snow showers again so no chance of seeing Lulin last night. I reckon you could be correct about the next front moving in, there could be a clearance later. We really need to see this comet!

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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2009, 11:45:47 pm »

sorry to hear your guy'es troubles, I had a clear night last night, and tested my barndoor tracker, only trouble is that I have to get away from light pollution - so its going to be a while before ill post images from that. But I fixed up my scope today, and am looking forward to some observing tonight! and I really hope I wake up for Lulin in the morning...
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2009, 12:29:24 am »

Good luck, Tyler  Smiley

No chances to see the comet here in the week ahead due to weather  Sad
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2009, 10:21:06 am »

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I reckon you could be correct about the next front moving in, there could be a clearance later.
Hmm, I set the alarm for 5am, sky was clear except for a band of cloud in the W, got dressed & started getting kit ready (in "red light" conditions so as to save dark adaptation time), by 0520 the sky was completely socked in .... checked Met Office web site & discovered large lump of cloud approaching, the clearance was approx. 0415 to 0515 here. Back to sleep (on sofa).
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2009, 04:34:10 pm »

I like your red light method Brian. This is something I must do myself, I spend too much time looking at a computer screen which really slows my dark adaption down.

I didn't even get any clear sky (See Lulin thread) but maybe tonight. Good luck.

Since this is a snow thread....there's nice snow on Slieve Gallion this afternoon.  Smiley
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