15480 Empire Rd. Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Interesting weather report, AJ. Tucson area weather has been weird, too. The Sunday before last we had a dust storm with high winds (which pitted my windshield) and almost zero visibility while we were driving around Tucson, along with rain and hail, all within 10 minutes. My wife reported 1/2-inch hailstones in a separate storm about an hour later while running another errand. Any reports from the Texas Star Party or RTMC (actually SAS, right now) at Big Bear? Despite all the strange weather, the HAC group had a nice star party at member Dave Healy's observatory using his 32-inch and a couple other members brought their scopes. After that, I had a nice couple nights of observing with the 25-inch from my backyard the past two nights. It was fairly breezy the first night and my scope was acting like a big sail, but the seeing and transparency were surprisingly good. I had great views of many of the smaller galaxies in the Virgo Cluster and had a nice view of the Coma Cluster, too. It was cooler, but calm on the second night, although the seeing wasn't quite as good. I made some good observations of the galaxies M51 and M101 and saw quite a number of smaller galaxies in their surrounding areas. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ---------- Original Message ---------- From: "AJ Crayon" <acrayon@xxxxxxx> To: "SAC Forum" <sac-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "AZ Observing" <AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: "Bill Anderson" <malachite@xxxxxxx> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Message From Steve Coe Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 10:38:31 -0700 Just got off the phone with Steve and here is his report on 5MM for this morning. It is snowing, windy and besides the weather is nasty not to mention it is cold. Not fun making towing connections. Been snowed on twice this month. [He can keep this record, ajc] He is on the way to Kanab, UT to join up with some friends to do some sightseeing and observing. Once he has internet connection this will be followed up with an e-mail from him. AJ Crayon Phoenix, AZ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. ____________________________________________________________ Penny Stock Jumping 2000% Sign up to the #1 voted penny stock newsletter for free today! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/4be99e9c557db43cd13st05vuc -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.