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Mr Flibble

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  1. I placed an order for a dew strap with FLO yesterday at 13:45 expecting it to arrive sometime after the weekend. I got home from work today to find it laying on my door mat!!! Brilliant service
  2. Yes dark and transparent skies. I've been under dark skies and failed to see M33 because the transparency has been poor. I've settled into an observing routine where I'll pick out a few faint galaxies early on in the night just to get an idea of what the night ahead will be like. Some nights if its clear but poor transparency I'll settle for hunting for star clusters rather than galaxies just to avoid getting frustrated. And then I'll concentrate on hunting galaxies when those special nights come along!
  3. Great report! Glad you got some clear skies at drumroamin
  4. Nice one! A trip to Drumroamin is not complete unless the horse makes an appearance
  5. Hi Ian, yes I phoned Leslie to let her know so hopefully you'll be able to get it arranged. Hope you have a great few days and see you at the next one.
  6. Thanks Derek Gotta say the forecast for monday night onwards is looking great so far. The early birds will be bagging the horsehead night after night........ Monday Tuesday Wednesday
  7. Unfortunately I can't make it this autumn. Cardiff is in lockdown and I can't leave the area due to welsh rules. I'm re-booked for next spring. Really gutted to be missing out but also looking forward to seeing everyone's posts and pics. Wishing you all a great time and clear skies!!!!
  8. Really enjoying your messier reports. Deffo go for the galaxies on those darker clearer nights. It'll be interesting to follow your journey so keep posting them
  9. Depending on what is viewable I would have to spend the night looking at the showpiece galaxies such as Triangulum, Pinwheel, Andromeda, Sombrero, Whirlpool and Spindle. I'd love to see just how much more detail can be seen.
  10. I was observing that night as well and had some great views of the veil. I love this time of year with the return of the dark nights and the summer triangle so high overhead. The North America nebula was very prominent so it must have been good transparent skies that night.
  11. THANKS DEREK FOR ALL THE TIME AND ENERGY YOU'RE PUTTING INTO ORGANISING THE SP UNDER SUCH DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. FINGERS CROSSED IT GOES AHEAD. PS I'M SHOUTING THIS POST SO YOU'LL HEAR IT
  12. Great to see some of the views from Ben Lomond again. I hiked it a few years ago when I attended a friend's wedding. The wedding wasn't on Ben Lomond but there were plenty of Scots drinking whisky on Ben Lomond.
  13. Saw it last night! I went into the back garden at 3am and looked in between Ursa major and Auriga only to find the neighbors tree right in the way. All the neighbors cats started meowing so went back inside to the bedroom window and tried again. And there it was, naked eye. Lovely sight. Absolutely huge in the binoculars!
  14. I'll look forward to it What size did you order? You mentioned the 14"?
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