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WADAS (Wakefield and District Astronomical Society)

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Luke needs to grow up and act his age like the rest of us ?

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A long overdue meet up for WADAS.

THANK god the lamb chops were still on the menu :-)

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oops. I meant to say the talk was brill, excellent company and great munchies!

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Jupiter is beginning to shrink and moving rapidly west to the setting Sun. Observe it while you can as the next high apparition for us northern folk is 2023!

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A grab with the 24in whilst testing the scope drive!

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Hope you're all well guys! The moon has been awful on our precious and rare clear skies! 

I'm finding it so hard to keep on here now we can't use tapatalk!

How about we start a whatsapp WADAS group? This will help us all keep in touch and keep up momentum as well, I really need a night out as I haven't had one since August ?

Sam

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2 hours ago, Mark62 said:

Luke needs to grow up and act his age like the rest of us ?

I bet Luke is the most sensible and mature in the group ?????? 

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Yea Jupiter isnt going to be this high for years, 2020 will be nice as its very close to Saturn, about 4 degrees apart i think, so a good photo opportunity .

2022 sees mars, jupiter and saturn all back in the sky together and on the 17th November 2026 it nearly bumpis into Mars :) just 3 degrees away 

There, you can forget that now can you :)

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10 minutes ago, Sam Baker said:

Hope you're all well guys! The moon has been awful on our precious and rare clear skies! 

I'm finding it so hard to keep on here now we can't use tapatalk!

How about we start a whatsapp WADAS group? This will help us all keep in touch and keep up momentum as well, I really need a night out as I haven't had one since August ?

Sam

I guess thats ok for people who have Whatsapp

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Fantastic talk last night! Great meet up. Sorry I didn't make the curry afterwards.

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Hi Sam sorry ur not getting out much but neither are the rest of us lol think Iv been out only 5 or 6 times since midd December my self. 

You best keep us up to date with them dates Chris as we will have done another 30.000 posts by the first date and it will be a [removed word] to find the post lol 

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Never mind 

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Yeah Sam WhatsApp is another option we spoke about before but as not everyone has it we can't  solely use it but we can add it as another form of communication. 

I'll give you a bell next time anyway. But remember you are more than welcome to pop up to mine! ;)

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Skies looking pretty clear. Just back from Sheffield arena. Guess what I've been to see! ;)

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yea im out tonight Paul imaging, manged to get one deep sky object with the camera, not perfect but ive got to start somewhere!

Waiting for saturn to appear behind a house :)

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M13, out of focus lol, but iuts my first picture of a dso so i dont care lol Taken with a imaging source planetry camera too  

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Little pic of saturn from an avi

I tried it with my 2x barlow but it was a dark image, maybe thats because of my slow scope? 

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This is about the best i could do with Saturn tonight, the sky was all over the place and saturn looked like it was a jelly lol

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Nice effort Chris,  I'm hoping it's goong to be clear tonight as I may get out to view both saturn and mars 

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8 hours ago, Soupy said:

Skies looking pretty clear. Just back from Sheffield arena. Guess what I've been to see! ;)

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Did you find that place to park nearby  Soupy ?, best seats in the house by looks of it also.

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Nice work Chris, great to see you getting some imaging done. I fell asleep on the sofa so ended up missing the skies, wrestling is tiring work ;).

yes Eric, parked in front of five guys, had a quick burger there then went to the show, cheers for the heads up on parking!

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1 hour ago, Soupy said:

 I fell asleep on the sofa so ended up missing the skies

Ha ha, me too! Bit annoyed as the forecast for the next week is pants.

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Whilst perusing google maps looking for suitable spot's in Wales for a viewing session later in the year I spotted this in the sky? not sure what it is? maybe a hot air balloon? If you travel up and down the road it does move.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2012437,-3.7643251,3a,75y,112.68h,103.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGBMxO7qI2Dy-wKcF7qqH2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

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Either that, or a piece of dirt on the lens as it tends to stay in the middle of the frame.  But very intriguing!

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Could be a mark on the sensor

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40 minutes ago, Soupy said:

Either that, or a piece of dirt on the lens as it tends to stay in the middle of the frame.  But very intriguing!

It does seem to stay in the front field of view so the dirt/ squashed bug theory is probably right

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8 hours ago, rockystar said:

Ha ha, me too! Bit annoyed as the forecast for the next week is pants.

Just checked the weather forecast and you're right Lee is cloud all the way 

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