I hope not, but even though we’re paid up for the 12th through the 16th, I think I’m staying home. The forecast is complete cloud and rain out. I really hope not, for those who go.
Also I guess this gets me wanting to get my OKC Astro Club and CRO memberships going again. Been too long since I’ve been under the stars.
I really hope it is a great year at Okie-Tex. I hope me not going brings luck to all those who do.
This for the Kenton area.
And just for the record this all probably my fault. I splurged and got a new scope and complete ASIAir setup. New toys always bring clouds.
Nice rig! Are you sure you won’t reconsider?
The forecasts I use, Astrospheric and Weather Underground, aren’t as pessimistic as the one you posted. However they agree that Sunday though Wednesday are probably not going to be good. But the only thunderstorms they predict are on Monday. At least the last time I checked. Going to bed now. Will re-check them later.
The pre-party folks have had great nights of perfect skies. And it looks like the first two nights will be good. The last couple may be good, too.
I figure if we get 50% or more good nights, it’s a successful party!
The guy I go with, Ed, is a weather guy. So he may talk me into going. I kinda hope so, but ug, muddy tents are no fun.
Got my fingers crossed.
I was there on 2018 for the complete rain out. Woke up in a flooded tent one night.
This looks like mother nature giving us the finger.
Soakie-Tex 2018 was my first OTSP. I got there on Saturday, and saw my first star on Wednesday. Afternoon. When the sun came out for 20 minutes. Never put up a scope. But still enjoyed it a lot!
Showed your picture of the weather to the group here. They all got a kick out of it. Tonight is still gorgeous! But forecasts aren’t good.
I’ve got some pics from Soakie Tex somewhere around here. I’ll see if I can find them. Hang in there. Wind, rain, cold, warm, cloudy, or clear, the show must go on.
Sorry. I’m waxing a little nostalgic. I wish I could remember who took this shot but it’s totally awesome and showcases what’s possible at the Black Mesa. It had to be 2000 or 2001 (again memory is a little foggy).
I believe I’ve pinned down the date for the aurora to Tuesday, October 1st, 2002. I still can’t determine who took the pic tho. Maybe someone else will recognize it? Anyway, it was an extraordinary night.