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brascoe

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About 30 to 40 mins here. I use the grounds of a convent who we do some work for. Quiet, out the way and smack bang in the middle of nowhere (comparatively).

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Is that the new forest way thats where ive been thinking of going not to sure what its like at night it seems like iw would be pretty dark or i was thinking of queen elizabeth country park

Yeah the new forest.... They sky is amazing, really worth going.

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ps , swampy if you fancy a trip in a real (non chevy !!) vehicle or even bring your own , you would be most welcome .

Cheers, I will take you up on that.

If and when we get some clear skies round the new moon. I shall come up.

Won't be in the Chevy though. Fuel costs are a little high:eek:

Plus she's only got 38.5" super swamper boggers on right now and they're hardly touring tyres.:D

Regards Steve

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560 miles!! :D

only kidding, from Essex to the Isle of Mull, Scotland, off up to my parents tonight for a few days and taking the scope with us. I just know those damn clouds are going to follow me!!

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The furthest I go is my back yard. It's not bad once the neighbours go to bed and turn out all their lights.

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I travel to Selsey to visit my wifes grandparents. Its about 3 hours away but lovely dark skies. I never used to go until i was forced and now i try go at least once a month.

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Cannot use front or back gardens due to street lightning, so I travel about 15 minutes from Swindon, skies are quiet clear as long as I do not want to look to the north. See the Milky Way very clearly on a moonless night. Have been known to travel up to an hour if I am meeting up with other friends I know. I have travelled to Spain (three times) to do some astronomy at an observatory, unfortunately each time the main scope (14 inch Intes) has been out of action:mad: At least it gave me a chance to try out a Skywatcher 12 inch GOTO Dobsonian, which was very good for viewing and tracking, once I sorted out the set up, doh!

Peter

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Cheers, I will take you up on that.

If and when we get some clear skies round the new moon. I shall come up.

Won't be in the Chevy though. Fuel costs are a little high:eek:

Plus she's only got 38.5" super swamper boggers on right now and they're hardly touring tyres.:D

Regards Steve

i used to live in wallington up until a few months ago light pollution round there is a nightmare at least you have the downs just down the road which isnt to far.

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I usually just go into the back garden, well i say garden it is all paving stones which makes it pretty eary to get a level footing. The lighting is not too bad only a couple of inconcideratly placed white streetlights. I have just bought a nexstar 6 and it is much more movable than my previous scope ( Celestron C150 HD on a CG-4 eq mount) and have looked futher afield. I have found a country lane that is wide open in terms of view and just off the road is a concrete platform which must have been the base of an old barn. There is even an area similiar in size to a passing place right beside it to park my car. Best bit is it is only 15mins away. All we need now are some clear skies.

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The back garden is as far as I get most nights, not having a car means travelling 10+ miles with a dob to get to some reasonably dark skies is a little bit pointless. I will stay put for now as I can get to a fairly acceptable mag 4.5 from here on a good night.

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