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About Uplooker

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    I am a Dob Convert

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  1. Derren, I didn’t know you did astro photography. You kept that very quiet. Look forward to seeing some of your images
  2. Hi Hadyn, Yes, I am looking forward to the SP and meeting up with everyone. I have started getting various bit and bobs sorted out. Should be a good do all round, just need the weather to play ball
  3. Good thing we are getting all this wind and rain now, means it will be dry and clear for the SP Really looking forward to meeting up with everyone at Scotland’s Premiere Star Party
  4. No food /shop on site. Nearest is Wigtown, only 10 mins up the road that has Spar / Co-Op etc. A bit further is Newtown Stewart that has a Sainsbury's or is it Tesco?
  5. Damian, I hope you like fish and chips, I might not be cooking this time. Sorry, rephrase that, I might not be cooking in the evening. Will be doing breakfast - heaven forbid!!!
  6. The location of the Dumfries and Galloway SP is a great location and if the skies play ball is excellent
  7. Or drill a couple of holes in the Dob and bolt the Telrad in place. That’s what I did after the sticky pads have way - twice.
  8. Just in time, it absolutely hoofed it down late this afternoon, plenty of flash bangs too! That will certainly have tested your Obs water tightness ?
  9. Pretty cool. Not something I am about to get into ?
  10. I believe the minimum of solar cycle 24/25 is to between May ‘18 and Sept ‘19, so realistically we have a bit to go before the excitement really starts. Some people have done well recently to observe/ image spots, filaments and small proms but they are really quite insignificant compared to what can be seen at solar max. Unfortunately we have some way to go before we see significant activity. Don’t lose the faith, as when there is a good display, it is truly magnificent.
  11. I never have much luck speaking to you for any length of time as you generally leave or are getting ready to leave, just as I arrive. However, I am sure you appreciate the opportunity to enjoy dark skies somewhat more than having to listen my nonsense ?
  12. Look what I got in the post today ?. FB ( no reference to social media)
  13. Kenny, Did you obtain permission from the individual kids parents and the Head teacher, prior to posting their images on social meadya?
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