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Rain at Stellafane?

Started by Holobob, 07/26/2008 01:37PM
Posted 07/26/2008 01:37PM Opening Post
Can anyone tell me how they deal with the rain at Stellafane? Do they hold the competitions indoors, and just skip the optical awards? Will all hotels and motels in the area be full? Thanks!
Posted 07/27/2008 08:21AM #1
Optical testing requires clear skies.

There aren't that many motels in the Springfield area. There are a number of inns and B & Bs, however. Better call now to see if there any rooms left.

Dave Mitsky

Chance favors the prepared mind.

De gustibus non est disputandum.
Posted 08/06/2008 01:32PM #2
There *was* rain at Stellafane 2008 on Saturday evening – I left after the evening program. However, on Thursday night a few early scattered clouds cleared out for a wonderfully clear dark night. Friday night started out cloudy, but the clouds quickly broke up after 10 pm or so, and while there were some occasional cloud in the south, and the seeing was not as good, I spent another ‘all-nighter’ of great observing. My Sky Quality Meter gave readings of 21.00 and 21.25 at around 2:30 am respectively for the two nights. I believe that this was a result of heavy fog forming over Springfield VT, that held in the light.

George N