Archive for December, 2015

Winter is … here!

Posted December 4, 2015 By grigoris

Winter-time observations in Ondrejov are bad and good at the same time. ‘Bad’ since the weather can be really nasty (clouds, humidity, rain, snow, …) so you can get nothing all night long or something for a short amount of time (‘spending’ a lot of time just waiting of course). On the other hand they can be ‘good’ as you have time ample time to observe. Last night I started around 1700 local time and finished at 0700, almost 14 hours of observations!

I am also scheduled for observations on December 22nd, which is the winter solstice – will I manage to maximize the observing hours?

UPDATE 21 Jan 2016: Well the weather was not at all good, so no record observing time this year!