Weather Report for January 15, 2013

A photometric night, but extremely cold. So cold, in fact, that it was difficult to move the dome and the aperture wheel within SPOL could not find its home position. Because of the sluggishness of the dome, several targets normally observed were skipped so that large dome rotations were avoided. Otherwise, it was a productive night. The seeing fluctuated between 1.5 to 2 arcsec throughout the night.

The Weather Service promises that it will warm up rapidly from here. On the other hand, they have been saying that "tonight will be the coldest night" for three straight days. If it gets any colder, observations will not be possible.