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  1. clouds clouds everywhere and not a star insight

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      Do you have a shelter near by,we get the odd hurricane but there nothing like a tornado I agree thay look very scary.

    3. Gutross

      Gutross

      no shelters, just hope that it does not come our way!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      I see Oklahoma was hit bad lastnight, keep safe mate.

  2. Right, ive had as much as i can stand, if this weather dont sort its selfout im going to take up Yoga!

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      im in a drastic situation MG, i havent seen the sky for 3 days with the darn fog and clouds ,"oh the agony"...

    3. Purplehayze104

      Purplehayze104

      think we need to find out if theres an old red indian 'Sun' dance we could all try.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      sounds like a good idea,id try anything....

  3. under 2 weeks to go until the nights starts to get longer "yipee"

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    2. jabeoo1
    3. Gutross

      Gutross

      atliest have one day a week to shut down the lights acorss the board for people to reallt get a grasp of whats over their heads. my daughter looks up and sees the moon and the stars and ohh and ahhhs. when looking through a scope she jumped for joy watching jupiter, and the detail on the moon! how would she react if she could see the brilliant band that is our milky way

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      if only,all the bigwigs in our world go on about carbon emisions and globle warming,this is a clear cut way to cut our carbon footprint and no one in gov seams interested.

  4. will these gray days ever end,that reminds of a song,do you know which one?..

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      "yerr" you have won a night of clear sky in 2016 "weather permiting" well done mate...

    3. Thales

      Thales

      oww - I know that one! CAn I share the prize

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yer jeff you can have one too mate

  5. ive just seen the forcast for the weekend and guess what ?, yes cloud , cloud and followed by more cloud, just carnt see the clear at the end of the tunnel at the mo, hope we get some clear soon, I'm running outa thing to post about. hope you have some clear .. charl.

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      that's good mate, heres a shot through my obsyroom window, that's not a dust bunny its some mark on the window. charl.

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    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

       Nice view Charl down there in Wales. :) 

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, yer it is a nice view mate, better at night when its clear with the milkyway straight overhead its stunning and black as behellsabobs arm pits, when I first moved here over 20 years ago it was like id found heaven . charl/

  6. looking good for tonight;-).

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yer Pip hopefully in a hour or two when it cool down a bit...

    3. pipnina

      pipnina

      I managed to get out just now. Moon was so bright even at 0.7mm exit pupil. Got some good views of some craters real close up, 180x. It was especially good since I didn't need my glasses. Then the clouds rolled in, might have been yours, xtreemchaos, since they came from the north.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      not so good for me Pip, tryed to image the flame but no joy ,washed out by the moon, i should of kown better,but i got some time useing my new mount so it wasnt a total loss...

  7. wow just had a earthqwake here is south wales, it nearly chucked me outa my chair, its the biggist ive ever felt in the uk. no damage I can see, did anyone else feel it. charl

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    2. Marky1973

      Marky1973

      Just the last thing I thought it would be....kids are angry because they missed it as they are physically incapable of being quiet! ?

    3. Stub Mandrel

      Stub Mandrel

      My daughter rang me up afterwards to tell me about it - she's in Cardiff.

    4. MarsG76

      MarsG76

      I had no idea that the UK was on a fault line???

       

  8. Yippee!, I know own the Quark, today is a day of Days....

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

       Nice pic Charl. Maybe one day I'll get a device to help me view the sun in HA! Need to start saving some pennies though! ;) 

    3. orion25

      orion25

      Congratulations, Charl! Great image :icon_biggrin:

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Reggie, darn clouds are being spitefull and wont let me use it. charl.

  9. Merry Christmas to all and a happy ,clear New Year.

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    2. seo

      seo

      Wish you too Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year with lots of clear and pitch black nights...!

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks seo, i do hope we get some mate

    4. Drop Of Sun

      Drop Of Sun

      Have a happy new year, Charl!

  10. hi Dave, has your Quark got any nearer mate ?, weve got a bit of clear heading in from the west tonight "fingers crossed", should be 50/50 tomorrow for most of us. charl.

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    2. Davey-T

      Davey-T

      Morning Charl,

      It's stuck in UK customs now, they've sent me two sheets of A4 questions none of which seem relevant to an item originally purchased in the UK and returned to the USA for repair under warranty.

      They seem determined to try and charge duty on something out of principal :grin:

      Merry Christmas

      Dave :icon_santa:

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      morning Dave, darn customs, duty has already been paid on it mate, when first imported. id just write on the form "sent for repair and a photocopy of the recet, or maybe try and get them on the phone ,thay must have a helpdesk. merry Christmas mate, I was hoping for some sun thismorrning but its 100% cloud at the moment.  charl.

    4. Davey-T

      Davey-T

      Thanks Charl,

      You'd think in this day and age it could be done on the internet, "luckily" the Sun is pretty quiet and too low ATM so hopefully it will get here eventually.

      Then we just have to hope it's been fixed, I remember a couple of posts where peeps have sent their Quark to Daystar for repair and got them returned with the same fault.

      Grey murk here again, had a surprise bit if clear sky last night but I wasn't ready, hadn't recharged the power pack :grin:

      Good news, my brake calipers for the camper van came back today after a month away being refurbished so if we get some decent weather over christmas I can get them refitted and be ready for the next star party.

      ATB

      Dave :icon_santa:

  11. darn weather, Im sick of it, I must of offended the Gods :-).

    just to let you all know im still here....charl.

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      fingers crossed for the weekend Gus. charl.

    3. Alan White

      Alan White

      Cloud and more cloud. 

      Gives us something to complain about of course.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      agreed Alan, but im sick of complaining mate, the misses keeps telling me to shutup and stop mope-ing about and thats coming from someone who could talk a horse to death?. wishing you clear. charl.

  12. d, darn weather im sick of it.

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      I know pip its terrible, I keep checking the forcast hoping for some high press but it isn't coming yet, its been the slowest begining of the winter season for a long time. heres hoping for a change. charl.

    3. pipnina

      pipnina

      Our patience will be worth it when we get to point our scopes to orion and andromeda again.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yes im champing a the bit too, here a single I got a few days ago through a short gap. charl.

      29th.

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  13. "there lie-ing" the soothsayers said there would be clear skys thismorrning, what a thing to do on Christmas eve eh.  I was so looking forward to imaging the blank sol today to hit my target of 215 disc this year. I'm gonna sulk for 10min now.

    Merry Christmas Everybody !...

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Yep! Hoping the wedge works well, and looking forward to some nice clear days to test it out when I get it. :) 

    3. Tzitzis

      Tzitzis

      Merry Christmas Charl!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks mate, Merry Christmas Tzitzis.

  14. today my son and daughter are both compeating in MAN VS HORSE at bith wells, i wonder what the outcome will be?

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    2. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      Yeah, bigger than I expected to be.;

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      both and toby have finish race safe ,dont know were thay come yet untill all the times are sorted,but me thinks thay have done good.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      race update.maddy&toby came 18th charlie is in the top 10 but still waiting for time to sorted to find out where.

  15. oh that cloud, id pull my hair out if I had any.....

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      theres a new spot eh, that's good news, I did get 1 vid through a bit of thin stuff but it didn't turn out too good. its lacking sharp detail.

      ed80 Quark 50% reducer, asi 120mc.

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    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Better than nowt!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      agreed mate,thanks.

  16. i have a sore head with banging it against a brick wall, has anybody got any rubber wallpaper ? ?..

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      ive done all the odd jobs about the house even built a new vr rig , ive nothing to do now I mean you can only watch so much tv.

      2700x + 2x 8gb rx580s.

       

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    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      That's a serious piece of kit! Back to looking for rubber wallpaper then. I picked up a copy of Astronomy Now yesterday so have been reading about all the stuff that will be clouded out in 2019 :grin:

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks David, its a bit over cull but I shouldn't have to upgrade for a few years, gpus are very cheap at the mo, I got the 2 rx580s for £280 s/h, last year you couldn't find them for £500 each with the bitcoin miners grabbing them all. wishing you clear charl.

  17. NOno no no im not complaning no no No not me #####! weather.

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    2. Moon-Watcher

      Moon-Watcher

      Its raining in Swansea dude. But there again, it ALWAYS does...

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      hi ya mark,if we take away the acid heat and pressure from venus, south wales shares a lot in common...

    4. Moon-Watcher
  18. darn Weather, what have I done to deserve this, ive nothing to do, ive square eyes from watching too much TV dribble. its my kinda Hell ???charl..

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Yep, Sunday looks vaguely promising here too. Fingers crossed.

    3. Hughsie

      Hughsie

      Charl, I think for Christmas I will buy you a walking stick. Then you can shake it at those infernal clouds!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      I shake morethan a walking stick at the evil stuff, its a wonder thay havnt a complex or maybe it do that could be the problem ?... charl.

  19. guess what "what" clear forecast for tomorrow here is South Wales, dare i believe them ? i hoping. hope you all have clear. charl.

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    2. orion25

      orion25

      Beautiful waxing gibbous. I hope you get some cracking images tonight.  

      Clear skies, Reggie

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      its looking good mate , bit of cloud here, heres a single frame I got earlier, hoping it will pass before it gets dark.  charl.

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    4. orion25

      orion25

      Mystical, mate.

  20. don't you just hate waiting for it to get dark.

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    ive no plan, just getting to know my modded 1000d I got earlier in the year , lovely and clear at the mo, hope you all have clear. charl.

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    2. Pig

      Pig

      I don't remember it taking so long to get dark or being as cloudy before I started this hobby ?

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Shaun, it was still not dark enough to get 20sec subs at 12 oclock ,it was 1am before I could go over a minute, ill be glad when its October and we can start at 9pm, I'm a bit worried at keeping the nextdoor nabours up with the noise of the rig and shutter, its not loud but at 2am you can hear a mouse let wind.

      hope you have clear. charl.

    4. Pig

      Pig

      LoL Charl, I know what your saying, my first goto seemed silent until time passed into the early hours, then all of a sudden it sounded alarmingly loud..... but I am sure it's all in our minds and no one can hear them ?

  21. Ooooh ,nice and clear here in south wales tonight, i think a bit of adventure into widefield is on the cards. hope those darn pesky clouds keep away. hope you all have clear skys.  charl.

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Looks great Charl. Make the most of those skies mate! :) 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Knighty, ive got thin cloud now mate, it might blow over, hope you have clear skys ,charl.

    4. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Away for work at the moment mate, so even if it's clear outside I can't make the most of it. Hoping for Friday or Saturday night to be clear when I'm back home. Fingers crossed! :) 

  22. set up waiting for the moon to come from behind some cloud, scanning the sky with the binos , spyed the Pleiades just rising above the horizon, if I don't see anything else tonight ill be happy, what a fantastic sight, the seeing looks to be good... charl.

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Managed a couple of hours last night until 10pm. Got the darkest skies until the moon crept up, and managed to see the Saturn nebula for the first time, and I think I got Neptune too, so well chuffed! :) 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      sounds like you had a goodnight Gus, the sat-neb is quite a hard one in the vis, it stayed cloudy here for most of the night mate, im hoping for better skys tonight.  charl.

    4. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      The Goto mount helps a lot here. If I had to star hop to find it I don't think I would have found it as easy. :) 

  23. im getting Frac fever again after looking at"show us your Frac"

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    2. Gutross

      Gutross

      I have been eying up Maks myself, of course the ones i drool over (LX200) ill never be able to afford but its nice dreaming

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      i missed a chance for lx200 a while ago ,there a very nice scope.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      Luke which mak are you getting?.

  24. 2pm the suns come out to play here in south wales yipee

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      just got 150 frames, staxing 50%, will post when done and its still sunny

    3. Purplehayze104

      Purplehayze104

      send it over here when ya finished I need me vitamin D

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      9pm clouds roll in, no dsos for me, but thismorrning nice and sunny again.

  25. lovely sunshine here in south wales, is this the end of my 3 days of total cloud ? i dare not look at the weather forcast.  charl.

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    2. Galactic Wanderer

      Galactic Wanderer

      Lovely sunshine here too! :wink:And it's a clear night! 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      great news Seb, im just waiting for the moon to rise. hope it stays clear.charl.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      i spoke too soon, 95% cloud, im setup for the moon,may still get a chance.. charl.

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