I wasn't the only one who got excited by the forecast -- my minion Miqaela and fellow club member Bob beat me out there, and Miqaela was already set up and waiting for darkness.
By the time I got out there, the sky was looking sort of scrummy, but I had faith that it would clear. So I opened up the memorial dome, plug in the power, and set up the main imaging camera (ZWO ASI1600MM Pro) and guide camera (QHY5 -- I was having some driver issues on my replacement tablet (after the screen was accidentally shattered) with my QHY5L-II, and I didn't feel like trying to fix it in the cold). Since it was still hazy, but stars were visible, I went ahead and fine-tuned the polar alignment on the new Celestron CGX-L we put in there recently, which keeps slipping every time I go back. I need to double-check that all the bolts are tight the next time I'm out there.
I went back inside to wait for it to clear...and waited...and waited...and finally by about 10:30 we decided to call it a night. It was just getting worse. Darn! Another night lost...but at least I got some sleep mid-week! Because, y'know, work is important and all.
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