Log, Jul 26, 2002

22 people. I'll betcha that you think we had another night with nothing doing at FDO. Weren't there a lot of clouds and stuff? Well we certainly had clouds to start and clouds to end, but we actually had about two hours when its was both clear (enough) and dark. We managed to see Venus, Albireo, M71 and M4 before high level haze and clouds ended the night about 10:45.

I closed up about 11:30. I might have tried to stay later, hoping for a break in the clouds (which actually happened on the way home) but I don't like to solo at FDO in case any problems occur. And we did have a problem trying to close the dome. We got stuck in the gear glitch in section 19 of the dome. C'est la vie. Hope things are fine next week when the Moon won't bug us. Better yet, I hope the bugs won't bug us and they certainly were pesky last night.

-Les Coleman

Leslie Coleman
Leslie Coleman
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Jul 26, 2002
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