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About Paul73

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    Other than visual astronomy (haven't got the patience or budget for imaging); I like a game of golf, a good cup of coffee / glass of wine, cooking the Sunday lunch, a rare night at the opera and a couple of pints in the local. I should probably include my three young children and a generally supportive wife!
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  1. Good work with the little scope! I miss my little ED80. Always lovely views. Paul
  2. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    Haven’t heard anything of Nick though. Paul
  3. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    Yep. Home safe and sound. No traffic heading south. Made record time. Got to start negotiations for my next Star Party pass. Paul
  4. SGL Mini Spring Star Party

    At least it didn’t take long to pack the Astro gear away! Those that made it to any star party (and back) this weekend, beat the weather⛄️❄️☃️❄️🥃🍷🍾 Neil saw a star at about 3am this morning at Roliston whilst making a necessary dash across the campsite. Paul
  5. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    And, to top it all, my coffee was cold!!!! Yet another big Thank You to Kerry for donating his nice warm pod.😁🏝🏖🏝
  6. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    No sure why i’m hitting ‘like’. Got to get the tent packed in a bit. Hopefully no digging involved!! Paul
  7. Messier Marathon

    Sounds like a fun night. Definitally incluse M102. It is one of the easy ones!!! Paul
  8. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    I confirm that the weather in inclement... It is the wind that is really killing. We are on the sheltered side. I’m watching the caravan opposite with great interest. Think that it might be about to take off!
  9. SGL Mini Spring Star Party

    Looks familiar......... Same at the Peak District gathering😁🏝
  10. I agree. Spend the money on the scope, not the electronics. The hunt is half the fun. I find that a quick scan of the target area with a pair of binoculars first, really helps. Paul
  11. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    I don’t blame you Kerry. Wookie & Mrs Wookie departed in a blizzard a few mins ago, heading north..... And then there were two. Still hopeful of some solar later. Or, at least, a pint or two watching the rugby in the pub down the road. Paul
  12. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    I am officially turned soft. Kerry has decided to head for home. So i’ve inherited his pod. Double bed, duvet, heater, beer fridge. He even had candles by the bed!!! The world has gone mad! Sausages nearly cooked. Snow stopping. I’ll be digging out the Solar gear in a minute😁🏝🏝 Paul
  13. Nice write up. Really enjoyed the read. Yes. It doesn’t matter how many galaxies that I’ve seen; it always makes me marvel at the sheer scale of the cosmos. Other Galaxies! Stellar Nurseries! Exploded stars! How cool is that!!!! Enjoy the show. Paul
  14. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    I seem to be the only one in a tent........ The pods have even got beer fridges!!! Thanks to Mapstar for the help with the tent and the beer. Paul
  15. Rosliston Star Party March 2018

    I’m just wondering about what gear to bring. So far I have. Telescope, deck chair, Pimms and sun block. Paul