2006-03-02

Aaaarrrrggggghhhhh!

After finally getting some sort of observing done yesterday afternoon I had high hopes for getting out with the 'scope in the evening. Right up until sunset the sky was pretty clear.

I finished up in the office around 18:30 or so and stepped outside to find — yes, that's right, cloud.

I then wandered into the house mumbling all sorts of things under by breath. About 1½ hours later (after an episode of Stargate Atlantis so not a dead loss <g>) I had another look out and it was nice and clear. So, I went and dragged the 'scope out into the garden, headed back into the house and layered up (it was already below 0°C), had a quick cuppa while giving the 'scope time to cool and then went back out....

....to find more cloud.

Aaaarrrrggggghhhhh!

Dragged the 'scope back into the office and gave it up as a bad job.

File Under: Annoying Weather.

2 comments:

~Z~ said...

I know the feeling, Dave. I was lucky last night but tonight is a wash. We even had snow down here today.
It's got to get better.

Dave Pearson said...

Looks like a bit of a turn-around then. Last night was really annoying but, tonight, I just had a good hour or so out (it would have been longer but it was getting more than a little chilly and things were starting to frost over).

Had my best ever view of Saturn.