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stonemonkeylives

WADAS (Wakefield and District Astronomical Society)

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Sounds like you all had a good night, shame I couldn't be there - I've been finishing off fitting a towel radiator in the bathroom which proved troublesome - I stopped one leak, then another would appear. Seems to be dry now though at last.

My waistline will thank me for not winning any chocolate as well.

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Glad you all had a good time but a Shame you all missed the clear skies then, some lovely views on offer.

Atmosphere very turbulent but Orion looking lovely.

Damian

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I wasn't up in time really. Going back to work this morning so wanted the maximum time asleep. Still feel tired so I bet I'll be in bed for 8 tonight lol. Looking forward to the curry night

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Managed to get a couple of pics of The Moon and Venus, and hopefully one of all 3 planets in the same frame with the Moon, however the tree may have got in the way of Mars. Not got time to download them onto the laptop now, as I'm off to work, but I'll have a look later on this afternoon. Couldn't find comet Catalina though.

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Managed to get a couple of pics of The Moon and Venus, and hopefully one of all 3 planets in the same frame with the Moon, however the tree may have got in the way of Mars. Not got time to download them onto the laptop now, as I'm off to work, but I'll have a look later on this afternoon. Couldn't find comet Catalina though.

I thought it was Venus above the Moon this morning, but I have just realised that it is Jupiter. Durr!

Having a quick look at the pics on my camera screen and I can clearly make out two of it's moons.

I'll get them downloaded and post a pic later. Looks pretty cool :)

Make no wonder I couldn't find Catalina - was looking near the wrong planet! Silly me hehe

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Venus and Jupiter are still out

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Cracking night last night. Thanks Soupy for putting together a challenging but really enjoyable quiz. Great company as well. It was nice to get to meet Mat for the first time too. Looking forward to maybe some viewing up at Winscar or the curry night on the 17th.

Cheers [emoji4]

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Id have thought Venus would have gone now but it's still visible.

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I actually knew the answer to three questions, surpassed all my personal expectations!!!!!!!

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What's all his about challenging quizzes... Was pretty easy really ;)

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Been looking at dobs again, possibly get one shortly after I'm sure I have the funds for it this month (first mortgage payment next week :embarassed:).

I was originally looking at the 10 or 12inch Skywatcher dob at £430 & £845 roughly.

http://www.green-witch.com/skyliner-250px-10-1574-p.asp

http://www.green-witch.com/flextube-300p-1577-p.asp

But came across this at Rother Valley for a lot less, 12inch for £550.

http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/revelation-12-f5-m-crf-premium-dobsonian-telescope.html

My only concern is that it Is solid tube so could be heavy and long - fitting in the car for example. Has anyone got any experience with this, as to why its cheaper and what its like to use? I personally have never used a non Skywatcher dob.

Matt.

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Has anyone picked up a wakie express this morning?

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No, I might do at lunch time. Is your article in if today

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Revelation sounds like a good offer Matt and transporting shouldn't be too much of a problem. I have managed to get my Meade 12.5" in the fiesta!

Have you tried scouring eBay though? There are some good bargains to be had! And I should know ;)

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I'll try and remember then at lunch time to get a copy

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The total was 140 Mark, bottom of the class for you! ;)

It was a typo soupy I just missed the one off.

I was up at 6 this morning lovely clear sky's Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the moon looked lovely. Can any one tell me under the dark sky's of Norfolk is is possible to see the Heart or Soul nebular With binoculars ? I found the two open clusters and just above there was a large fuzzy patch. Iv looked on stellarium and that's the only thing I can put it down to.

Your help or other suggestions would be appreciated

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I'll save my money then lol :)

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It was a typo soupy I just missed the one off.

I was up at 6 this morning lovely clear sky's Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the moon looked lovely. Can any one tell me under the dark sky's of Norfolk is is possible to see the Heart or Soul nebular With binoculars ? I found the two open clusters and just above there was a large fuzzy patch. Iv looked on stellarium and that's the only thing I can put it down to.

Your help or other suggestions would be appreciated

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Is that the one in Cassiopeia mark?

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That's not a bad read Sammy nicely done! Will have to pick a copy or two up today.

Not sure on the heart nebula Mark, never been to the dark skies of Norfolk.

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Is that the one in Cassiopeia mark?

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Yes Chris. But I'm not sure you can see it without filters or not

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