Weather Report for February 9, 2014

Campaign 57 finishes with the best of the nine nights even with a moon that is two days past first quarter. The bright moon did cause some problems, but nothing like the difficulties caused by clouds earlier in the campaign. There was only some occasional very thin and scattered cirrus tonight that was hardly noticeable. The seeing was the best of the campaign as well, 1-1.5 arcsec was typical during the night. As a measure of the poorer weather conditions encountered during this campaign: only about a half of the number of observations was obtained compared to the nearly pristine holiday epic at the end of 2013 (Campaign 56).

Campaign 58 starts at the Bok Telescope in only two weeks.