HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » August 3rd, 2019, 6:08 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 15%
sky cover, 48%
relative humidity, 83%
temperature, 27˚C
heat index, 28˚C
surface wind, S 4 km/h

[Sunset is at 7:57pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:27pm CDT.]

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). Tonight's 20OGS operator is BREC Center Supervisor Jordan Cobbs. HRPO will close at 9:30pm; if it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm, HRPO will close immediately.

The 3 August 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » August 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm

Tonight's lecture is titled "Tracking Asteroids"; it starts at 7:30pm. The speaker is BRAS President Steven Tilley.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 11%
sky cover, 53%
relative humidity, 77%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 36˚C
surface wind, SW 8 km/h

[Sunset is at 7:52pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:21pm CDT.]

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is to be BRAS member and asteroid discoverer Merrill Hess. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 9 August 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
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Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » August 10th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 10%
sky cover, 81%
relative humidity, 73%
temperature, 30˚C
heat index, 36˚C
surface wind, SW 3 km/h

[Sunset is at 7:51pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:19pm CDT.]

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). Tonight's 20OGS operator is LSU physics professor Rob Parks. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 10 August 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » August 16th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Tonight's lecture is titled "Ice Giants and Beyond"; it starts at 7:30pm.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 4%
sky cover, 37%
relative humidity, 72%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 34˚C
surface wind, S 5 km/h

[Sunset is at 7:45pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:12pm CDT.]

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is to be LSU physics professor Rob Hynes. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 16 August 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » August 17th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 11%
sky cover, 44%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 29˚C
heat index, 33˚C
surface wind, S 9 km/h

[Sunset is at 7:44pm CDT. Twilight ends at 9:11pm CDT.]

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (2 out of 5). Tonight's 20OGS operator is BRAS Treasurer Jordan Cobbs.

Peat predicts that the HRPO location will see two potential visible passes...
*the Hubble Space Telescope, mag 0.8 beginning at 8:19pm
*the debris of a Briz-M rocket, mag 0.9 beginning at 8:46pm
HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 17 August 2019 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

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