[AZ-Observing] Re: Request for help in siting a remote telescope

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:17:00 -0700

I think he means by British standards which is not completely 
overcast, pouring rain or too foggy to see your way to the 
observatory. There are many nights here that are not cloud free, but 
still fine for observing. I have done good summer UBV photometry with 
thunderstorms all around and the observatory continually being 
lighted up from the lightning flashes. There were large holes in the 
clouds with very clear and steady sky. Those nights would surely 
qualify as clear relative to what the British normally see.


At 12:45 -0700 12/22/04, Brian Skiff wrote:
>      Skiff in skeptical mode:
>>>   I understand you have 300 clear nights per year.
>      ...wish we did.  Too bad it's only ~120 at best.  Might depend on
>one's definition of "clear".

Jeff Hopkins

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