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1 January 2015 at 3:29 pm #576731
M C Butcher
For 2014 I was able to image on a total of only 10 ocasions (5 day and 5 night). This is well down on previous years. The most common reasons for not imaging were, as usual, too cloudy or too windy. As it is frequently very windy it is safer not to have a permanent set up and therefore gaps in the cloud must be long enough to set up my telescope in order to achieve imaging. This temporary arrangement does not provide a steady platform to image in winds over about 10 mph, even on the leeward side of my house. However, here light pollution is not a major problem.