Weather Report for July 24, 2017

The 2017 monsoon flaunts its strength again by preventing any observations tonight. The observer is throwing in a very wet towel and the observing for Fermi Cycle 9 is declared officially at an end. Campaign 99 was nearly completely wrecked by the weather. It rained, at some point, on every day of the campaign and only the equivalent of one night of observing (15 blazars) was accomplished in nine nights. This campaign now has the distinction of being the least productive of all that preceded it by at least a factor of two!

Cycle 10 observations will begin in mid September at the Kuiper Telescope. The coming campaign will be number 100 and with luck, Arizona will have transformed back into its usual state of being a desert.