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Clouds Aborted Session

Posted: 25 August 2021

I didn't open the observatory Monday night, 23 August 2021, due to an early commitment the next morning. Tuesday, 24 August, my POD Dome Cover arrived. I took it to the observatory in the afternoon and put it on the dome. I will post a report on the Dome Cover once I have a few opportunities to use it. Here is a "teaser" photo.


Open: Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 1807 MST
Temperature: 84°F
Session: 1657
Conditions: Partly cloudy (with increasing clouds)

Upon arrival at the observatory I removed the Dome Cover (and did a video recording of that for my upcoming report).

1835 MST: dome opened.

I then relaxed on the observatory patio bench while waiting to see what the clouds were going to do. The southwestern sky had a lot of clouds and Venus was not visible due to the clouds.

1858 MST: sunset (time approximate due to the clouds).


1904 MST: the clouds had now arrived at the Zenith. There were clouds in much of the sky now and a satellite video showed that the clouds were still increasing. I decided to give up for the night.

Close: Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 1920 MST
Temperature: 81°F
Session Length: 1h 13m
Conditions: Mostly cloudy

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