by Rob Hawley

The terminal report really did not help us at Coe. We could look off into the distance and see the high layer over San Jose (hoping it would stay there). At Coe it was perfectly clear overhead >>or at least starting a couple of hundred feet overhead<<<. The ridge we set up at Coe was covered in fog. It was not really very thick and would periodically clear. But the clear periods were brief. Those with dew heaters had them running full blast. I don't have a heater on my scope (yet) so I lasted about long enough to complete a star alignment before my corrector was covered in dew.

Folks started leaving about 9. I lasted to 9:30. Down the road about a hundred feet it was out of the ridge of fog and was a beautiful night.