Other Has the weather ever ruined a sighting for you?

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The weather can be so unpredictable and because of that, it can sometimes ruin your viewing for something you were waiting for resulting in you not capturing anything you wanted to when the event happened.

This can't be helped as the weather usually does what it likes and it's a chance we take.

Have you ever had an instance where the weather ruined a sighting for you? What sighting was it?
 
Regular happening.. and if you buy new equipment, you can guarantee you won't be doing any viewing/capturing for awhile. :ROFLMAO:
Right now we are being impacted here in Texas by the Saharan dust blowing in... will be here for about a week. It makes for some great sunsets... but the same diffraction that causes those colorful sunsets really messes up your captures.
 
Regular happening.. and if you buy new equipment, you can guarantee you won't be doing any viewing/capturing for awhile. :ROFLMAO:
Right now we are being impacted here in Texas by the Saharan dust blowing in... will be here for about a week. It makes for some great sunsets... but the same diffraction that causes those colorful sunsets really messes up your captures.
I can only imagine the frustration especially when you want to be able to capture something or even experience seeing something as well.

It is the same here in the UK, we often have a lot of low cloud cover and it is very rare that we get clear skies to be able to see something that would be amazing to see.
 
It is the same here in the UK, we often have a lot of low cloud cover and it is very rare that we get clear skies to be able to see something that would be amazing to see.
Yeah, I really feel sorry for folks in the UK and those environs that have a lot of humidity/cloud cover. I know an amateur astronomer in Ireland that is one of his biggest gripes.
Even here in Texas, if you live near the coast you get a lot more cloud cover than us further inland. We currently have a high in place, and other than it causing excess heat (think 89°F at 2AM), it helps keep the clouds pushed out.
 
Yeah, I really feel sorry for folks in the UK and those environs that have a lot of humidity/cloud cover. I know an amateur astronomer in Ireland that is one of his biggest gripes.
Even here in Texas, if you live near the coast you get a lot more cloud cover than us further inland. We currently have a high in place, and other than it causing excess heat (think 89°F at 2AM), it helps keep the clouds pushed out.
Yes, it does seem to be one of those things that astronomers just don't seem to be able to get away from in the UK and it is usually a rare chance when they do.

I tend to hear a lot more from astronomers in the US sighting things over those in the UK due to how rare it is to see anything.
 

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