Assuming you have the option according to a reliable weather reporting source.
My plan is to watch the weather while at work the day of and so long as the weather cooperates... just go to a pre-planned site where a tripod will already be setup to track reasonably well. But... if the weather is not going to be good at that site, I'll go as much as 200 miles N-S-E-W if that will get me a clearer skies.
Traveling to the other side of town to the astronomy club. It's a bit of a drive but no more than usual.
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First view at my office as I leave work. Then travel 17 miles to home to finish my session.
"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan
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I have the day off to drive as far as I can, as long as I still make it to work the next day. That said, cloudy skies are predicted for my entire state and the next three closest.
I'm not thrilled.
My original intention was to stay home and travel inland only if the weather was overcast. Recent changes though are forcing me to remain home so I am hopeful the weathermen got it right and the cloud and fog will burn off in the late morning allowing the transit to be seen from 3 to at least 5 PM before it returns in the late afternoon. I hope it works out that way so I can see some of it!
A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.
I'll be moving my 120mm refractor about 50 feet -- from my screened porch to my back yard. The forecast here is for clear skies, so I'm anticipating a nice event. I've invited most of the neighborhood over for a peek.
About 30 minutes north of my location the Southeast Iowa Astronomy Club will be hosting a public event at the John H. Witte Observatory complex. Festivities there will include a performance of Sousa's Transit of Venus March by the Burlington, IA Municipal Band. The march was written to celebrate the transit of 1842.
Terry's Law of Cosmology: "Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
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10" Orion Skyquest Classic dob
120mm Orion ST achromat
15 X 70 celestron Skymaster binoculars
Cloud is forecast for that morning, but being surrounded by sea somewhat limits my ability to travel ! Actually the cloud is forecast to be patchy so who knows.
Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).
Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70
Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.
Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage. Canon EOS 550D
Filters. UHC, OIII, Wratten 12, 21, 25, 38A, 47, 56, 58A, 80A. Solar filter.
Almost everywhere within a four-hour drive seems to have the same iffy forecast for this evening, thanks to the stationary low that's sitting over the Canadian Maritimes.
Sic itur ad astra!
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Clear blue skies so far in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The staff of the magazine is hosting a viewing party for the company and friends at Kalmbach. Getting excited!
Happy for all those with clear skies. I would have had to exceed my 200 mile limit to get clear of the clouds over the Delaware Valley... so I'll be heading to what seems to be the best of my regular viewing areas according to NOAA... which just happens to be where I keep my scope at the Jersey side of the Delaware Bay... Less than a 50/50 chance there but I'm still optimistic!
It was almost perfectly clear here yesterday evening, of course.