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About TheMightyKong

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  1. Sgl starparty

    There’s one in North Yorkshire at Dalby forest, usually in August. A little closer for you than lucksall. I’ve never been myself. http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/starfest/starfest-2018/
  2. Vixen SG 2.1x42mm binoculars

    The Kasai I believe can accommodate a larger diopter focus range. I’m quite short sighted and I can almost but not quite reach focus without my glasses in the vixens. Edit: should say it’s the updated version of the kasai’s that have the extended focus range
  3. My TAKAHASHI SEISAKUSHO, instrument album.

    I don’t own any tak scopes, but last year we had our honeymoon in Japan, and of course a little side trip to starbase Tokyo somehow found it’s way into our itinerary 😁
  4. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    And thank you guys for helping me set my tent up, and Dai for lending me the tent pegs as I seemed to have lost most of mine! I’ve left the spare pegs with Adrian, as you’d left before I did.
  5. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Hi Ian, it was good to meet you. The long drive on sunday was horrific. Got back after midnight.. absolutely shattered today. Was very pleased with the lunar views, Saw Jupiter Saturn and mars before dawn, but views seemed a bit mushy by then. I wish I had the chance to look at some deep sky through your big dob @mapstar. Was really nice to meet you all, despite only having a few hours looking at stars it was fun and one of the most friendly star parties I’d been to. Hope everyone made it home ok by now.
  6. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    So I was delayed and didn’t quite manage to set off when I posted above. I’ve just stopped on the a69 near Carlisle. Looks like I won’t get there till after nightfall so I think I’ll just call it and come down tomorrow. Looks like it’s raining tonight and anyway even if it wasn’t I don’t think my car headlights will be the best way to announce my arrival 😮. On the plus side I’ve stocked up Jaffa cakes and whisky as I understand that’s the price of admission :-)
  7. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Well, I was supposed to come yesterday but life got in the way unfortunately. Just about to set off now. Should be there in 3hrs
  8. Astrofest 2018

    Yes I thought the exhibition was less than before. Talks were good though. Let's see what today is like.
  9. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Hi Mike, I'm coming from Newcastle, so not as far as most (and prob from somewhere not too far from you?). Look forward to meeting everyone too. I did read through some of the threads, it seems it's byo whiskey 😀 Is the nearest supermarket for food shopping in Wigtown? Thanks, Rishi
  10. Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Woo Hoo! I've just booked this from Wednesday to Sunday. Never been to this one before, very excited!!
  11. Snow

    Wow! Where is that?
  12. Ooh, that’s a big mirror... (for the GMT)

    Would have to be one helluva rocket!
  13. Ooh, that’s a big mirror... (for the GMT)

    Me too. Shame the OWL telescope got cancelled though.
  14. Astrofest 2018

    Glad the lecture list is finally up! I’ll be there both days as it as my Christmas present from my wife :-)
  15. Wow!

    Happy new year. https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/5538