Despite having clear skies for a few days (anyone would think it was summer! I have 2 null reports from Hampshire 21/22 @ 22:00-03:00UT and another no show for 23/22 @ 22:00-02:00UT Some nice iridum flares and passes of ISS though!
Nothing in Powys, Wales either for the evening of 24-7-08. 21.00-22.00 UT. Low cloud in the west and generally poor seeing, but enough clear breaks right out to the western horizon to see NLC's if they were there.
Ok, been quiet for a few days folks - have been on camping manouveres... No NLC, but the record of Null observations as follows.
Near Brecon, South Wales - null obs 21.30ut - 02.00ut 22nd & 23rd July West Midlands - null obs 21.30ut - 23.00ut 24th July Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean - null obs 21.30ut - 03.00ut 25th & 26th July West Midlands - null obs 21.30ut - 23.00ut 27th July
Lets hope for atleast another couple of displays visible before the season finally does close...
It was actually clear for me last night (!) till about 1am (bst) - The twilight sky looked kind of different, as a result I went diving for the binoculars and grabbed the camera all to no avail - nothing there... As a result negative obs from 21.00ut - 00.00ut 30/31 july.
Got some brilliant views of Jupiter through the scope despite poor seeing - so not all lost
Being the geek that I am, I actually couldn't sleep very well last night (30th/1st) in anticipation of the eclipse and ended up getting up about 3.30am (BST) to discover it clear. I observed for 15mins till 3.45BST but alas no NLC.
Fingers crossed for clear skies for the eclipse. I'll post any pics I get for you all to see