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Everything posted by stevetynant

  1. I'm thinking Caerphilly Mountain looking back up into the valleys could be a spectacular shot in the next few weeks if the opportunity arizes
  2. Fantastic Image Paul - I'm assuming its not the phone lol
  3. Hi Helen so pleased we had a chance tonight and now I know where I'm looking hopefully Sunday/Monday night should be even better and I can take a tripod with me to get some better photos though I'm glad to have a momento 8anyway
  4. I'm standing in the farmers field opposite my home its an easy spot no need to take the car anywhere fantastic Im so glad I've caught it, not quite dark enough to get a decent picture yet though
  5. Fantastic - Thanks Helen regds Steve
  6. Fantastic Helen - I did stay up until the early hours on the weekend but to no avail though i didn't travel further than the bedroom for elevation I must admit - hopefully with the weather forecast as is it is I haven't missed my chance though I will be on the coast in the next two weeks - I'm wondering whether the Cross in Gelligaer might just give me enough of a vantage point if I get an unexpected chance before then - anyhows lovely to hear from you and fab photos :0)
  7. Hi guys - has anyone in the S Wales group had any luck spotting comet Neowise yet - I know its still low in the sky at the meoment - I stayed up until 3am on the weekend to observe but my elevation just can't be high enough at the moment. I'm thinking of taking a trip the next time the clouds disappear- anyone got any good spots for observing - preferably in S Wales - I'm guessing we will still have a couple of weeks but Wales is notorious for its weather so not as many chances as we would hope for no doubt cheers Steve
  8. Fantastic Images Mick really enjoyed them
  9. Thanks Helen- interesting stuff :0)
  10. Its a frustrating hobby for sure Mike :0)
  11. Thanks for the replies folks- obviously some further research required on my part but yes Helen- Sci Fi was the first thing I thought - the chances of anything coming from - you know lol
  12. Was out the back garden tonight with the Bins after having a fire and saw something I've never seen before. Was looking pretty much due South then saw a satelite coming over, nothing unusual, then another and another - I counted about 10 in total all in a perfect line all following the same path. I watched this for a few minutes even tried to take a video but it was terrible quality so no use. Thats the first time I've seen anything like that - anyone else seen anything similar or have any explanations?
  13. Missed my chance tonight - 19th Jan was planning the first trip in ages to Blaenavon and got put off by the bbc weather forecast but so far has been a brilliant night - should have got out earlier and just gone for it
  14. Thanks Mike- I'm full of good intentions - like you said would be great to meet up again - the meets at Blaenavon were brilliant would be great if we could get some enthusiasm going for it again - fingers crossed I'll catch up soon
  15. Hi both - the S Wales group used to meet in the Fox Hunters car park above Blaenavon which is on the edge of the Beacons - it was a really friendly and informal meet. Having not been involved for the last few years I'm not sure whether its still happening but I'd keep your eyes open in the group forum and check it out regularly. We're just entering the beginning of the season for many of us so I'm sure things will pick up shortly - I'm determined to get back involved this year so hopefully will catch up later in the Autumn.
  16. I think after my Hiatus I need to start again with small steps Tony - I need you and Mike to show me which end of the tube to use again :0)
  17. Thanks Tony - I'd like to say I will join you there to rekick my astronomy career this year but I suspect my daughter will be moving from my house in October so it'll be all hands to the pump for a while but a return is on the horizon at last cheers Steve
  18. Where is Forest Fields guys - is it manageable for a nights observing travelling from South Wales?
  19. Had a great evening with my nephews in Newquay in Cardigan last week- sky was crystal clear, no moon - was really special even with my limited knowledge and bins only showing the boys about some of the showstoppers for a brief hour or so. Suprizing what you forget though so looking forward to getting back this year - Meziers reset for 2018 :0)
  20. Fond memories of my first two SW Star parties at Pencelli - have good intentions of rejoining the group again this year after a brief hiatus- 3 years I think - hopefully catch up with Tony, Mike and the meet some new faces in the Autumn - keep up the good work guys
  21. Happy Christmas all - been an odd couple of years for me personally but I fully intend getting back involved when I can - great to see Mike keeping everything going for the group in S Wales and best wishes to all for the New Year
  22. Hi Mike- just checking in - I haven't had my scope out for some time- as the kids moved back in and all my equipment is buried for a while - I've got good intentions to get going again next year when hopefully everything will have returned to normal at home whatever that is - I haven't been to Blaenavon for quite some time so will be good to eventually catch up and probably meet some new faces - glad to see you still here :0)
  23. Happy Christmas to all the SWG members new and old.I've had an odd year or so and it's not ending yet with daughter and boyfriend moving back in and my work closing down shortly.will get back on track shortly and look forward to catching up with everyone again.in the meantime wishing everyone a happy and exiting Christmas. Fingers crossed for some clear skies over the next few months.
  24. That does look good doesn't it Mike. I'm not home for long over Christmas fingers crossed we can get out for a night seems like ages since I've seen everyone
  25. Hi notimejeff, haven't been to Crai reservoir but driven past the signs for Crai on the way to cardigan quite a few times perhaps some google map time is required were always looking for the next best observing site. The blaenavon site is not too difficult to find I'm sure mike will post the coords next time he drops by and you'd be most welcome to join in if we ever get going this winter lol
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