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Tomorrow, I will be in school for the partial eclipse. I'm not panicking though because I'm still going to be able to watch it from school (if it isn't clouded out). My first two lessons are Chemistry, so our teacher is more than happy to take us out on to the field to watch it. Furthermore one of the Physics teachers is brining in their telescope to project the event. I have also been given permission by my teacher to skip the class to go see it! However, I'm instead going to have my mother take me up with my telescope early so that There will be two telescopes available to use (I'll still be standing guard at my telescopes at all times though). At any rate, it should be an interesting day!

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Hi Anthony,

Its great that your school's teachers are on board with the Solar event, and nice that you can bring your equipment to share the experience with your classmates.  It just might get some of them interested in the hobby, and that would be a good thing.  I'll also be doing projection, with a small refractor the old fashoned way.

Wishing everyone clear skies in the morning ! 

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Hi folks,  it's nice to be back in Wales.  I look forward to catching up with everyone again.  :smile:

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Welcome back Mike, good to see you home.

 

Pat

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Hi Pat,

Thanks, and hope all is well with you and yours.  Although it was good to see some old friends again, Dorothy & I are glad to be back.  Looks like my body clock is going to be on California time for a while, and that's a good thing with regards to Astronomy; I couldn't get to sleep until the early hours of this morning.  Didn't get to do much observing as I made the mistake of packing up the most important items for the move first, which included our 3" refractor. Now, how dumb was that ?  No worries though, its on its way to Wales by freighter. 

:clock:  :smile:  

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Hello my friends.  New to SGL (last week)  Just got my Skyliner 8" still in boxes.

So whats happening in South Wales?

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hi and welcome to our Welsh section , a meet had to be called off for tonight ( cloud) and we will try tomorrow check the thread in the afternoon for a "GO or NO GO" the lat/long is posted to find your way to the site that we use

Lenny

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Hello Moon-Watcher, and welcome to the South Wales Group forum.

Not much happening at the moment due to weather conditions. The dark nights have faded fast as summer has approached, and for many of us, an hour or two observing in the latter part of the night is going to be about as good as it gets; however, observing the Moon is still an option.  On another thread, Mr. Flibble (David) has mentioned meeting up for a Lunar observing session if there is enough interest. To start, this would most likely be on a short notice basis to take advantage of favourable weather predictions, as some in the group have to travel far to reach the Blaenavon site.

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All seems quiet on the observing front. Been cloudy all day in my neck of the woods, and doesn't look any better for this evening. Spent the day on an excavator digging out my back garden and wheel-barrowing the spoils out through our house; not the one I'm presently living in fortunately. :grin:

For the last hour or so I've been looking at gear for sale on different sites, and considering most all of our equipment has been sitting idle for some time, I have no idea why I would need or would want to buy another scope, :icon_scratch:  but I think I did  ? ? ?  Guess I'll find out later if my reply was accepted.

My Wife said I should chalk it up either to fatigue or Lunar cy.   :confused2:  

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Someone was quicker than I, sale already pending. :sad:

The scope was a Telementor 1 in pristine condition.

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Hi David,

I see you have a 200 dobsonian.  How are you getting on with it?  I am about to unbox mine

Cheers,

Mark

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Hi David,

I see you have a 200 dobsonian.  How are you getting on with it?  I am about to unbox mine

Cheers,

Mark

Absoulutely brilliant I  love it have a look at my blog: http://stargazerslounge.com/blog/1370/entry-1760-sw-200-dobson-eyepieces-my-mods/

Welcome to the South Wales lounge and the Dob mob

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Was hoping for an hours observing tonight, but no luck.

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off to Normandy for a few days break , doing the landing beaches and a bit more on WW2 , M20 will be fun with operation stack for all the HGVs

Lenny

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The nights are getting darker, but the skies don't seem to be getting clearer.   :sad:

Was hoping for a break in the clouds tonight, even a short one.

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Looking clear out there at the moment near Bridgend. Hope it stays this way so can have a play with the new (my first ever) scope, Heritage 90 virtuoso. Think i managed to line up the red dot finder (seriously thinking about changing it to a Rigel or maybe a 6x30 raci as struggle with that red dot thing). No idea what to look for tho, i know saturn is to the south but a street light right in the way. May just try m31 or do the usual point and look at random things and see if i get lucky. Really need to find a local club to suck up some knowledge/advice as well, i find you can read 'how to' books from now until the end of time but i find i learn better by doing.

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Kev...Saturn first....low in the south then the wild duck cluster in the se then m3 above arcturus

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Cheers Stuart, i have a streetlight blocking the view to Saturn so will have to give that one a miss but will see if i can find m3 and wild duck with the aid of stellarium. Thanks for the tips :)

As usual, just popped out with the dogs and noticed the clouds started to roll in, always the way.

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lol just done exactly the same thing, lugged everything out and here come the clouds

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Some patches of clear sky here near Treorchy.  :smiley:

Edit: Think I'm going to set up and give it a try.

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