August 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm #11582
Based on feedback, EB Saturday night is the new plan. If it clears at all, would anyone be interested in an an early night (10p-12) at Keller?August 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm #11583Dean JohnsonParticipant
Saturday works best for me as well. Let's hope we get AGNFA!August 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm #11584
Eagle Bluff sounds good for Saturday.
Mr. Gorp, not sure about tonight at Keller. If it is clear by 9:00, I'd think about going, but later than that and probably not. It does sound good though.August 3, 2013 at 12:06 am #11585alancameronParticipant
I hope to get to Eagle Bluff on Sat night
Alan CameronAugust 3, 2013 at 12:53 am #11586
A strong-looking clearing line is moving into Rochester from the NW right now. Keller is looking better and better for tonight.
Chris, still out there thinking of Keller tonight?August 3, 2013 at 1:29 am #11587
Anyone want to go to Keller tonight? And Eagle Bluff tomorrow? I just may do both.August 3, 2013 at 1:57 am #11588
We're going to head out to Keller. Doesn't look too bad out there now. See you all down there. 🙂August 3, 2013 at 2:36 am #11589
Astro Jr is finally in bed. Boy was he bummed that EB didn't work out tonight. Keller Ho! We'll be there as soon as we can get packed up (and J. layered for the "colder" weather).August 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm #11590
What a great night (at least a good night) out at Keller. Frequent meteors , a couple of Iridum flares early in the night. Just the 4 of us, Jeff, his charming bride, my lovely wife and me. While it wasn't very late (gotta save some sleep time for tonight), we did have good viewing.
We were doing very good at locating celestial objects: each of us finding our usual favorites. I got M51 within two minutes!! That made my day –err– night. then on to Saturn, M8, M13, M22, …
When you know what you're looking for you can find it a whole lot faster.
Only problem was my back was getting sore from looking so much at the zenith. Still, AGNFA!
Now hopefully the clouds hold off for tonight. We may have be bringing another young astronomer.August 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm #11591Randy HParticipant
I'll be here in Rochester tonight doing a little event for a few people. Won't make EB or Keller. Hope it clears for all of us!August 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm #11592Dean JohnsonParticipant
It looks like a fabulous night is in store for us at Eagle Bluff. 🙂 I should be there by 7:30 p.m.August 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm #11593
Yes, last night it was nice at Keller. Quite clear, was able to see the Milky Way before 10:00. I think the clouds had cleared by 9:30, so very nice. Not sure when they may have cleared farther south.
Great Dean, good to see Eagle Bluff is still on. Those fluffy clouds should clear by this evening. 7:30 though? Sunset is about 8:30. 🙂August 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm #11594bernie engelsParticipant
I had a great weekend of viewing down in Marshall, MN with most of my extended family there.
None of them had ever looked through a telescope before, so Saturn, Venus, Lagoon Nebula, ISStation, etc… were quite a hit, to put it mildly 😮
Weather was perfect, with only slight dew issues after midnight. Randy, thanks again for help with collimation the other night. Hope to make it to Keller or EB before the summer is gone.August 13, 2013 at 1:02 am #11595
Anyone interested in going out to Keller tonight and observe Perseids? We're sort of thinking of doing that. Not sure if we will or not.August 13, 2013 at 3:43 am #11596
We're going to head out to Keller for awhile.. maybe a little early. Not sure how long we'll stay. Just sit back and look for meteors, no scope. See you there. 🙂
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