Log, Jul 11, 2008

34 people. Well it was clear all day, and we knew we?d get a fair sized crowd with the Big Apple Circus. However as soon as the Sun set, the drop in temperature to the dew point brought out adiabatic clouds all over the sky. I put a small table out to hold the Astroscan 2000 and within minutes enough moisture collected that if you tipped the table, water ran off.

We spent most of the night trying to find gaps in the clouds. Jupiter was at its brightest this year but it was often dimmed to gray. We tried for the conjunction of Mars and Saturn but before we could turn the big scope to them, layers of clouds dimmed them to nothing.

-Les Coleman

Leslie Coleman
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