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garethmob

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Hello South Wales

I am Sandra and from Carmarthenshire, I know Brynmawr area quite well, my mother lives there, I only received my new telescope yesterday, a 150p Dob, got out at 11 30 after the clouds made some space for me to do a bit of viewing and then again at 4 30 this morning and had a nice view of Jupiter and later Saturn, the eyepieces that came with the scope are the only ones I have at the moment, the 10mm seems a bit naff but the 20mm is ok, I am on a steep learning curve, downloaded Stellarium and Turn Left at Orion is winging its way to me and will hopefully be here next week  :smiley:  nice to have a group on here and get to know people a bit better, all the best, Sandra.

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Hello Sandra and welcome. Got yourself a good scope there. Hope to see you at one of the meets.

just ask a question and you will soon get a reply on here

Pat

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Peter from south wales id love to come to a meet with my son and look at different scope available, when is the next meet in Cwmcarn or Blaenavon?

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Hi Peter, tentatively depending on the weather, Sat. March 29th at the Blaenavon site.  

Check the other thread on this group forum for details; and welcome to the group.   :smiley:

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Thanks la I did post there and hopefully this good clear weather will last

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Hi , I would love to join up with the South Wales group , needing to learn how to use my telescope would be 1 of the 1st things I could be helped with and also want to learn more about the night sky!

I live in garndiffaith so wouldn't have far to travel up to the keepers .

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Hi Gethyn19

Plenty of advice and people willing to give a hand here, there is a meet this weekend dont know if i will make it because i dont know how busy we are this weekend yet but will be going to the star party or should i say put in a appearance.

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Hi  Gethyn

Welcome  to the S Wales group

We got a meet @ the Keepers this weekend , if the weather lets us down another is the week after

Lenny

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Great , if the stars are out this weekend I'll see you there !

Wot day is the meet , sat or sun and what time ?

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sat 20th OR 27th , we try and get up the site before it gets dark to setup , if arriving after dark plz can you drive in on side lights so not to ruin our dark adaption

Lenny

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Hi Gethyn and Scott,

I haven't been too active this last month or so. Another 'hobby' has been time consuming.

Anyway. as I'm relatively new to astronomy I can vouch for this forum. A great, helpful bunch.

For, Scott, I live just down the road, Swansea  :grin:

Welcome from another 'Newbie'

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Hello Gethyn & Scott, welcome to the South Wales Group.   :smiley:

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Iv got myself a celestron nexstar 127SLT along with filters and extra eyepieces's !

Any feedbacks on this scope would be appreciated .

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Hi all, I am relocating from Solihull to gowerton, swansea , and would be interested in meeting others for some observing. Have you managed any meets recently? I will be happy to be away from the lights of Birmingham. Mike

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Hi, I'm living in llanelli and often go to the highest point in llanelli for some gazing and it's a pretty awesome spot !! Milky Way was even visible there last week and had a great 3 hours solid clear skies viewing !!

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Wow, that sounds promising. I will be in gowerton from December when my new job starts so hopefully we will get some clear skies. Is it a public spot? Road or park etc?

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Sounds good. We will be in a rented property for 6 months while we look at somewhere to live permanently and although my job is Swansea we will consider all local areas. The rental property has a tiny garden not suitable for astronomy and my scope is fairly bulky (200p) so I'm hoping to find a good location nearby for this season.

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