I've been out of circulation
If you have noticed or wondered, I haven't done any observing since very early April. I'll be back at it soon. I had a terrible last 3 years in my teaching job due to a principal treating me very poorly. It caused me lots of stress and health issues. That problem is finally resolved and I have moved up to the high school in the same town. Plus, I will be teaching my specialty, Earth/Space Science. We have an entire 9 weeks of astronomy!!! It's been at least 12 years since I have had that situation.
So, I hope that once I get acclimated to the new school, my stress level will lower, and I will be back in the observing in about 4-6 weeks.
Besides, it has been 100-105 degrees everyday for almost 3 straight months, and thick mosquitoes. I find as I get older I cannot take 85 degree nights with 90% humidity. It doesn't even clear up until after mid-night.
So, I'm glad many of you are actively observing, and I should be back in the swing of things soon.
Chris Stephan SET
Robert Clyde Observatory
Sebring, Florida USA