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Albireo380

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  1. The weather forecast is set good for you guys tomorrow night. Wish I was down there with you, but will see many of you at Galloway or Kielder.  Feeling relieved but quietly pleased with the referendum result, so will celebrate with a wee glass of wine or two. To those of my friends that were of a different political view to me, I sympathise with your unhappiness and hope that the animosity I have witnessed  (not from you) in  Scotland can heal and we can all move forward in a positive manner.

    Anne and I will be in Windermere next week, so I will take down a wee 'scope and the camera  : )

    Clear skies

    Tom

  2. I still haven't booked a pitch yet as I am unsure about attending - the lack of a local takeaway/restaurant is a real pain and I hate cooking out of a tent. I wont need an electric hook up, so I can probably leave it a little longer before I decide.  feeling really torn about whether to book or not, as the skies can be great there. I will have a wee think about it whilst at CSP11 in 10 -12 days time, then decide.

    Tom

  3. Sorry I missed CSP10 guys. I expect everyone had a great time (we always do). Let me know when the next one is and I will be down.  Unfortunately the meeting in Glasgow that I had to attend on Saturday afternoon got cancelled that morning - a bit late for me to change plans - GRRR!  Still, there is always CSP11.

    Have a good Summer.

    Tom

  4. Dear Mike and Nina,   Something has just come up that means I need to be in Glasgow next Saturday. Unfortunately that clashes with CSP10 and so i will be unable to attend.  Pity, as it is always enjoyable and I was looking forward to catching up with everyone..

    I hope the weather is kind (even though I will be grinding my teeth at missing it).

    Tom

  5. Just back after two nights at Galloway Star camp.  A good crowd as ever, with clear skies on Thursday night (a bit murky last night, but still got some nice double stars and DSO's).  Superb transit of Jupiter (Ganymede) about 1am on Friday morning. Observed through a 14" Flextube GOTO, and compared a 7mm Genuine Baader Ortho (prety good), 7mm Nagler (a bit more definition and colour) and a 7mm Pentax (more colour and slightly more detail again).  Dave, John, Steve and I all enjoyed the little experiment, but were dismayed that we might now have to buy a 7mm Pentax!   Saw comet Lovejoy (but too sleepy at 5am to catch ISON).

    I left at lunchtime today, as the BBC news suggested poor weather tonight, but from what I see of the sky from Glasgow, I may have made a mistake.

    I hope you all get a great night's observing.

    David, Pete and Martin - I packed my Highland park away, just in case it evaporated tonight  : ))

    Tom

  6. Both myself and Kieran will be there for the first time and looking forward to meeting everyone.

    If there's a chippy run in the making we'd like to be counted in for that and fingers crossed for clear dark skies

    Good idea - count me in for a massive fish supper, or perhaps haggis supper   : )

    Tom

  7. Hmm .... now let's see. Tent, groundsheet, matress, sleeping bag, pillow. LX90, eyepieces, camera and tripod, binoculars, changes of clothes, hill boots etc (Lake District on Saturday perhaps?). Beer, single malt, soup simmering on stove, bread, butter. Lots more to consider - but it's a start.

    Will put roof box on car tomorrow and pack Friday AM. Haven't decided whether to put the bike rack on (cycle on Saturday) or go hillwalking instead. Decisions, decisions.

    Just remembered - might need biccies!

    Tom

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