Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bad astronomy is all I have right now

Weisenheimer caught the waxing crescent Moon and Venus hovering over the state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. at around 6 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 29. Sadly, it's not a very good photo; it's hard to get a stable shot with your cell phone camera, especially in the twilight. But I include it because it's about the only "observing" I've done in six months or so.

As a testament to lousy weather, the view was similar the previous evening and the skies in Olympia just as clear, which got me pondering actually setting up the telescope when I got home. Alas, it was pouring rain by the time I reached Fife. The weather has teased us astronomer types of late. We've had a number of clear days, but when evening arrives fog follows in a hurry.

I hope we get some good observing weather soon!

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