[AZ-Observing] Re: Message From Steve Coe

  • From: stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 19:19:57 -0700 (MST)

> 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?

I am at Big Bear now. It is sunny and just chilly. I was told it was windy
yesterday, but not forecasted to be as windy the rest of the week and no
forecasts of rain or snow. So, it looks like RTMC will have a good
weekend.
Stan



>
> 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
>
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