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About SteveWolves

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  1. Complete newbie

    Hi smurff If you go to the top of the page and click on the resources tab and there is a link to Astro Society finder. Regards Steve
  2. Hello from the West Midlands

    There is an Old Carolians AS that meet near you in Kidderminster https://carolianastro.co.uk
  3. Hello from the West Midlands

    Hi Come along to the Wolverhampton AS www.wolvas.org.uk I also run an informal group at Perton Library south staffs Message me here for more info There is an Old Carolians AS that meet near you I think
  4. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    Is there a site plan, I can't find one on the website?
  5. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    I will try to get there as its quite close to me Ta for setting this up.
  6. Recommendations...

    That sounds ok, now don't move focus very much and you should be sorted.
  7. Finally Time to Say Hi!

    Hi mate see you at SGLSP 2017 I'm in Oaks 115
  8. I have contacted head ranger at Cannock Chase before and all he wanted was an email saying we were going , he used to use a scope and knows of our problems in finding a good spot to use, there are lots of parking areas some away from the roads I would suggest a group of us and block off the entrance to a car park area, who are the doggers going to complain to?. The sky is not very good there but its better than my back garden. I think if we could show the authorities we were responsible folk there are spots that are beyond locked gates we might be able to get to in the future.
  9. Hello from the West Midlands, UK

    Hi welcome from Wolverhampton, you could look at your local astro society they are usually very helpful .
  10. Hello from Birmingham UK

    Hi from Wolverhampton
  11. Hi Mike Have done pics of an open cluster and just getting spreadsheet together to record the 165 objects identified and how to handle the 23 ref stars to give absolute magnitudes and make colour mag plots.
  12. Black country and surrounding areas social group.

    Hi guys, the Wolves location at Bonningale is by arrangement only, we all need a site we can go to at short notice with no problems contacting landowners etc, this has been a problem of course. We all could try Cannock Chase if there was enough of us to occupy a car park we could park a vehicle accross the entrance to stop the doggers. Who are they going to complain to?
  13. Wolverhampton Free Talk

    Wolverhampton A.S are having a free public lecture on Mon 7th March by Dr Julian Merten from Oxford titled "Cosmology & the Dark Universe" at St Peters Collegiate School, Compton Pk, Compton Rd West, Wolverhampton WV3 9DU starting at 7:30pm www.wolvas.org.uk
  14. Hi Helen Have done sone pics of NGC957 please let me know more about your paper please. I still want to get some callibrated photometry done soon though, I think the 1m scopes have a larger field of view that might enable standard stars to be used.
  15. Black country and surrounding areas social group.

    To get good skies I go to star parties where the location has been choosen carefully for a good trade off of lightpollution against facillities. But we are all looking for low lightpollution, ease of access and safety, the Chase has lots of nightime activity and had to use flash pictures to get them to leave but its bordered by the Stafford and Cannock glows. Rural sites are the best but lots of farms now have to have big lights on for insurace reasons and thus do not want gangs of blokes roaming arruond in the dark. I camp at Ratlinghope on the west side of the Mynd but its a campsite and others there can be very bright so not always so suitable. If you find somewhere to try let us know that way you might get people to come with you as most cannot get away for the evening at short notice..