Saturday, May 15, 2021

Treasure Valley Residents

Sorry about the weather.  Getting the telescope garage complete and loaded with telescopes should cause either weeks of overcast or rain.  This is the amateur astronomer's corollary of 'wash your car, causes gullywasher" rule.  When I first bought Big Bertha some years back, we had three solid weeks of overcast.

I spoke prematurely.  Except for the Crescent Moon overwhelming the dark, viewing was good. I was able to roll Big Bertha out in about two minutes and back in again ditto.  I need to wax Bertha's altitude bearings to smooth motion a bit and mark true north on the concrete but otherwise all is wonderful. 

And unlike my mountain home it was a very pleasant temperature in shorts.

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