Typical Irish Weather

1 month 1 week ago #109321 by lunartic
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It was a glorious day, a great evening and the skies remained clear.  I set up the scope around 10.30, let it cool down and began to observe around 11.00.  I got a view of M11, Jupiter and Saturn and the Carbon star S Scuti.  Then from the south-east cloud began to bubble up, within 20 minutes the sky was overcast.  Went inside and had a cup of tea, 40 minutes later, the cloud was heavier, I packed up for the night.  It is so frustrating, the day promised so much it is like a deliberate act to annoy us.

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1 month 1 week ago #109322 by Keith g
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Typical alright, may I suggest the following:

en.sat24.com/en/eu

You can can check in both visible & IR for night time

Keith..

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1 month 1 week ago #109324 by flt158
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Hi, Paul and Keith.
I feel your pain too.
I have lost count as to how many clear nights we are supposed to have had in recent weeks - only to discover our skies on the east coast are completely overcast!
Over the course of many nights, the 3 weather websites I use have foretold we should have clear nights after an overcast day. And it turns out they are all wrong.
I am greatly appreciative for you, Keith, for providing us with a weather satellite website called Sat 24.
I also use Zoom.earth which does much the same thing.

By the way, Paul, S Scuti is one carbon I have not yet observed.
Good catch!.

I did some small amount of observing on both Friday and Saturday nights.

I will produce that report soon.

Clear (ahem) skies from Aubrey.
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1 month 1 week ago #109327 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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 "It is so frustrating, the day promised so much it is like a deliberate act to annoy us."

I share your pain Paul. Sat in the Sugar Loaf car park last night all dressed up and nowhere to go. I reckon, over the 90 minutes I manged about 10 minutes of observing : (
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