Hi Frank, Thanks for the post. I was most interested in your seeing score (4 on the Pickering scale; ~400-550x) for Scottsdale since we live fairly close together. I have not seen a Pickering scale that uses 4 as a good rating. The seeing scale that I use is a 10 point "Pickering" scale (1 bad - 10 perfect): http://uk.geocities.com/dpeach_78/pickering.htm There are apparently many seeing scales floating around including various versions of the Pickering scale. If you have time could you take a look at the above link and let us know what score your rating of 4 would be on the 10 point scale in the link. We live on the slope of a long hill and I think my poor seeing is caused by the cooling air falling downhill past my house. Is the terrain around your house flat or hilly. Regards Bill Wood Fountain Hills, AZ > -----Original Message----- > From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Frank Kraljic > Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 12:56 AM > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: best seeing sites and times > > > > In the few times I've gone to Eagle Eye, the seeing has been decent, > warranting magnifications over 250x. However, the most consistent good > seeing (4 on the Pickering scale; ~400-550x) has been from my home in > Scottsdale. I also find the summer months better than our winters, and > obviously when the monsoon does not interfere. > > -FRANK > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.