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Some like it hot, some like it cold. Which season do you prefer for most of your personal observing?

Winter observing 15 (33.33%)
  
Spring observing 8 (17.78%)
  
Summer observing 13 (28.89%)
  
Autumn observing 9 (20.00%)
  
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Some like it hot, some like it cold. Which season do you prefer for most of your personal observ
Authored by: bobmoody onMonday, December 19 2005 @ 05:27 am EST
Personally, I've always been able to keep warm easier than I've been able to stay cool. Putting on extra clothes, drinking hot chocolate or tea, maybe some hot soup, winter is my favorite time to observe.

Not just because I like the little perks I just described, but primarily because I see how much clearer the skies are and those clearer skies are more frequent, too.

Summer observing may be the favorite of most people, but between the muggy weather, the hazy sky conditions, and the BUGS, jeez........GIMME WINTER ANYTIME!!!

I might have described it better by just saying that summer is simply my least favorite season to observe.

How about you?

Bob
Some like it hot, some like it cold. Which season do you prefer for most of your personal observing?
Authored by: ed wemmerus onThursday, January 26 2006 @ 05:31 am EST
I think I have to agree with you Bob. I too have always found it easier to
keep warm than it is to keep cool, and I too, don't like all the bugs of
summer. It has always seemed to me that the sky is more friendly in the
winter. Maybe it's natures way of rewarding us for putting up with all the
freezing weather she throws at us during the winter.

Whatever the reason, the atmosphere is more stable, related to star
watching in the winter, and as an added bonus, the viewing sites are less
crowded. Also, if you happen to be using a CCD camera, it is less prone to
electronic noise because of the lower temperatures in winters.

And a good, hot cup of cocoa or soup goes a long way towards taking the
chill off and making for a really outstanding experience.

So I vote for winter viewing, without reservation

Ed

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