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Having some fun with my logs

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Earlier today I wrote some code to produce some simple time stats based on the data in my observing logs. I knocked up a general tool for extracting start and end times of sessions and then wrote another tool to pull out "interesting" items from those results (total time spent, average session length, longest session, shortest session, that sort of thing).

Some time later I started wondering when my most "popular" time for observing was during the day. While recognising that the winter/summer/daylight thing would skew things a little I thought it might be fun to graph it anyway and see what the result looked like.

This is the result:

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If there's one conclusion to be had from the above it's that I'm not one for observing during the early hours of the morning. ;)

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That pretty well mirrors my watching hours.
I'm afraid I think the early hours of the morning are best spent in bed asleep.
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My nightime observing usually begins when yours end. That's a curious little peak between 4.30 and 6.00. Are any of them solar observations?
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I've never actually totted it all up - but I'm more of a 11pm - 3am observer

Sometimes earlier in the winter, and probably would get a 'peak' between about 10am and midday (solar)
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joe wrote:That's a curious little peak between 4.30 and 6.00. Are any of them solar observations?
Yeah, they're probably summer solar observations and I bet if I went and hunted them down they'd all be at a weekend (been somewhere, got back in the afternoon, dragged the Solarscope out).

Note that we're only talking 3 different sessions for that peak.

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davep wrote:
joe wrote:That's a curious little peak between 4.30 and 6.00. Are any of them solar observations?
Yeah, they're probably summer solar observations and I bet if I went and hunted them down they'd all be at a weekend (been somewhere, got back in the afternoon, dragged the Solarscope out).
Oh, wait, I read that wrong. You meant 04:30 and 06:00 as in in the morning (when I don't see the leading zero I get confused :roll:)!

No, they're my Leonids sessions over last weekend plus my one attempt to find Comet Pojmanski.

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davep wrote:Oh, wait, I read that wrong. You meant 04:30 and 06:00 as in in the morning (when I don't see the leading zero I get confused :roll:)!
Oops. Apologies. And here's me in France too, where everything is on the 24 hour clock.
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joe wrote:And here's me in France too, where everything is on the 24 hour clock.
They may have 24 of them, but in my experience they only really bother with one - Midi :wink:

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Thats pretty much a mirror of my observing too Dave, I'm usually in bed by midnight hehe. 1am is a VERY late night for me!

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GordonCopestake wrote:I'm usually in bed by midnight
I may stay up that late New year's eve, I'm normally gone by 11.
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