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Observing near Manchester

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Hey all.

I'd really like to find an observing site near Manchester for both visual and photographic use.

Is it safe to observe by myself in the countryside?

Is there a group of northern observers who meet up to observe?



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Cant make this weekend previous engagement but i will pm you my phone number so we can talk some more, Anyone else would like to join us from the local area Manchester/wigan etc for observing nights please let us know .

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I'll take a trip up, but this weekend is NOT looking good, might be an idea to ring Peter Drew (lives on site) to make sure you don't have a wasted journey, really nice guy.My one and only visit was about 15 years ago just after I built my 8" DOB, I took it up there for him to give a once over, I have never seen so many stars, milkyway was clearly visible and TBH you don't need a scope, binos will do. He showed me round,the observatory was only half built, no dome etc and he was living in a caravan on-site :(


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