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Night Sky Prog., Saturday, 23 May 2015

Night Sky Prog. reminder When: Saturday, 23 May 2015 04:00 PM to 04:30 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) Where: Alibates National Monument-Lake
    amarilloastronomyclub@yahoogroups.com
    May 20
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    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Art and I enjoyed a trip around the heavens. Looked at Black Eye galaxy; Sombrero Galaxy; M-81 and M-82. M-51 Whirlpool Galaxy was directly overhead and
    Terry Zimmerman
    May 18
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    3500

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Well, last night was a pretty good night. Clear as a bell, transparency was excellent, but the breeze never did let up much. Seeing was about a 6 or 7 out of
    as_aac
    May 18
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    3499

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    All loaded up and will be leaving in about 30 minutes or so. Hope everyone has a safe and restful evening! Looks like Terry and Art may join me for this
    as_aac
    May 17
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    3498

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Well, here is my 7 PM decision issued at 6 PM. Something is wrong with my computer, so I'll just say that I'm leaving for the roadside park no later than 8 PM.
    as_aac
    May 17
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    3497

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Yes, I saw that. I'm hoping for clear by 10. But I'll take 11 if I have to. A light breeze won't bother me. In fact, it will help keep the mosquitoes down.
    as_aac
    May 17
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    3496

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Alan: I am thinking of going, if conditions hang in there. Clear sky clock shows clear at around 11 pm. Art Sent from my iPad
    Art Schneider
    May 17
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    3495

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    That is still the plan, Terry! Nothing in the forecast has changed. Still looking like a pretty good night. Even if I only get a couple of hours in, that
    as_aac
    May 17
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    3494

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    May have to take you up on that Alan Sent from my iPhone
    Terry Zimmerman
    May 16
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    3493

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Well, I have come up with a plan "C". I'm not going to chance it tonight, but instead I'm going out tomorrow night (Sunday). That looks like the best bet at
    as_aac
    May 16
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    3492

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    All Well, I guess that it was a bust for everyone. I went to the GSA camp Fri night for an observing session; it had starting to clear when I left the house,
    David Heard
    May 16
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    3491

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    I'm still watching the skies closely. Storms seem to be settling down now from AMA to the west. Now, if the winds will just die down a little bit. . . I'll
    as_aac
    May 16
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    3490

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    The weather has prompted me to cancel Caprock Canyon- winds and a tornado watch do not inspire much confidence in a good observing night.   Next Sat. is
    Arthur Schneider
    May 16
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    3489

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Don't worry Art. Yesterday's model runs completely missed the forecast. First time a 24 hour model didn't get a handle on the weather in quite some time.
    as_aac
    May 16
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    3488

    Re: Observing on Saturday, May 16th

    Alan:  Looks like the wind will be a major problem, against better judgement I will be heading to Caprock Canyon in hopes the wind will be low enough for
    Arthur Schneider
    May 16
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