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  1. lots of high cloud over west cumbria so no observing tonight - just had the dog out in the garden and the most stunning meteor of my observing span has just streaked from south west to North west across my horizon. Utterly speechless - tail was huge and the colours through the clouds were incredible. Hope someone else has seen it
  2. good luck lads - after those pics/ Dobs, my shot of the 250PX on the deck will most definitely not be posted any time soon (if that makes any sense)
  3. I can usually set my 'clear skies watch' for when Im night shift ! Between that and the cumbrian weather I feel Im on a hding to nothing at times with astronomy. Thankfully Wednesday and Thursday are looking great so Im planning on making up for lost time
  4. typical its predicted to clear here tonight after incessant rain ....... and Im on earlies so will miss the peak this year !
  5. concerned about being labelled a crank, but my wife saw it too.Bright fast moving object came from the south from below horizon heading towards Mars, and we thought it was possibly the ISS etc. Got my phone out to check the app and it wasnt that or an iridium flare. When it reached Mars it just disappeared. No traces along its course with bino's. Such a bright object I thought someone else on here might have been able to verify it
  6. its ok - im guessing it was just me and my other half that saw it. I had to check with her that we werent seeing things. It wasnt a chinese lantern
  7. Evening all - was visually looking at mars just after 23:00 tonight - anyone see something unusual?
  8. http://www.lgfc.org.uk/ This place is on our doorstep. Its horizons are relatively high due to its valley location - and as its the lakes the weather can be wet. I used to live just up the valley and the skies are stunning when its clear - its a designated dark skies site. My other half lived all her life in towns/cities and had never seen the Milky Way before here. There is a campsite, pubs , hotel and B&B in Ennerdale itself if you prefer closer to civilisation.
  9. yes - looking forward to it - scope out tonight for the first time in months . Its going out to cool once the sun goes down. Cant wait.
  10. Feel you frustration - same here just down the road. Always clear when Im on nights ! Its been 2 months since my scope saw the darkness. Fed up of the weather - incessant rain and wind. We're not the lakes for nothing though. Fingers crossed for a settled new year.
  11. thats a cracking idea - I was puting it up in my man cave/ obsy as it was - best get looking to see who can do it locally.
  12. Sorry clouds are my fault - was stunningly clear for Perseids while I was on mornings and now Im on rest its cloudy and raining here. Congrats on the new scope - though Im not back in for a week so you'll have to wait for clear skies
  13. Weather here has been dire to say the least! Scope hasnt been out in ages. Can confirm virtually no astronomical darkness at this time of year, but the evening late sunset views of venus and saturn are great. Still wating for the elusive NLC's though.
  14. Thanks for all the advice and tips - had a much better night the other day - guess Im a bit rusty given my lack of observing. Have some time off now so hoping for more clear skies Thanks again Jase
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