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ChrisG3484

Dark sites near Exeter

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Do any of the Forestry Commission car parks up on Haldon still exist, or they all MTB tracks now?

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Hmm not sure, will have a look on the forestry commission website. Might be good to use something like googlemaps and mark them all on....

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there are several car parks on haldon try near bird of prey lookout or try nearer teignmouth there is a car park near golf club 

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Hi Chris

Where abouts are you?  A quick drive in my direction and all is lovely (about 7 miles or so) PM and I will happily give you some locations

Cheers

Jamie

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Chris, how about the Norman Lockyer Observatory at Sidmouth. Come along on a Friday night, we have regular meetings for chats and talks then outside for observation/imaging if it's clear.

Allan

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I am planning a visit to NLO, the problem I have is not having a car, there is a mate that I can borrow lifts from as he is interested in doing star trail photos. 

I am kinda hoping to find someone to cadge lifts off to NLO.

:)

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Actually out of interest, how do you guys transport scopes in a car without having to worry about the car knocking the alignment out ?

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Wrap it in whatever you can - blanket, I use an old rectangular sleeping bag, then do the same as everyone: Worry about it knocking the collimation out. :eek: :eek: :eek:

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You can always try Woodbury Common, There are some nice car parks off of the B3179 between the B3180 and Yettington, A very good one is where the model aero club fly ,that is at 50 40 08 N -3 21 47W

Graham

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Chris, how about the Norman Lockyer Observatory at Sidmouth. Come along on a Friday night, we have regular meetings for chats and talks then outside for observation/imaging if it's clear.

Allan

How often do you meet up at the NLO? Is it every Friday or less than that?

My mother lives not far from it. I may visit you guys on my next visit to

Sidmouth/Sidford/Sidbury area.

Thank you in advance.

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How often do you meet up at the NLO? Is it every Friday or less than that?

My mother lives not far from it. I may visit you guys on my next visit to

Sidmouth/Sidford/Sidbury area.

Thank you in advance.

its every friday

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I could offer a lift to the NLO from Exeter. I go straight from work leaving about 4 - 4.30.

PM me if interested.

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Hi All,

Managed to make it out to Haldon Forest last night, lovely skies but still couldn't find Andromeda I think that's down to lack of experience and conditions. However, as a warning Haldon Forest car parks are all chained off so you can't pull in anywhere. I found a random layby and setup there. 

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hi ChrisG3484 why don't you try the road out through crediton loads of lanes out that way and is mega dark!

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Hello Chris G3484,

I was browsing through SGL and saw your initial question regarding sights near Exeter. Have you found a good enough site yet?

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