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nightfisher

Saddleworth star camp

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I plan to arrive about mid day on the friday, and i think Marki will be getting there about same sort of time, if he can make this event. Not sure what time other people will arrive

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Ok That's it booked Now the waiting game  Looking forward to it

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Times moving nicely, before we know it this event will be taking place, it will be great to meet up with some old friends, and really good to meet up with people new.

we are getting close to the max 20 people, only about 6 places left now

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I plan to arrive about mid day on the friday, and i think Marki will be getting there about same sort of time, if he can make this event. Not sure what time other people will arrive

Just remembered I haven't actually booked yet - doh! Will give them a ring tomorrow and hopefully all will be well. I aim to get there around midday on the Friday 25th April as well. I assume everyone is leaving on the sunday, or is anyone staying on a bit?

Now, which scope shall I take...:)

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Nice one Marki, will be good to see you at this event, im sure you will bring a rather special refractor, there should be a small but equal queue for your frac, and shanes dob

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Struggling to get through on the 'phone so sent them an email to book. Hope to hear soon!

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Booked by phone. Looking forward to seeing you all in April :)

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Nice one Marki, really glad you will be there

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Hi - Just stumbled onto this - I have just bought my first telescope as I live at Moorlands so this event will be a great introduction for me. Looking forward to seeing you all here.

Pete

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Pete, most welcome, what scope have you got?

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Hi I have just bought a Skywatcher 150P reflector. Getting to grips with the eqatoial mount and the counter weights! Think I`ve got it now. Be good to get some practical advice.

Pete

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Hi Nightfisher - have you stayed at Moorlands before. The site is exposed with good viewing, which prompted me to get a telescope. There are lights to all hook up posts which may be a problem. The camping field at the back will be dark. Have you spoken with Steve/Peter the owners to arange the group?

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Yes i have spoken with Pete and Steve, we think we will be in the camp field at the back, they are planning to add some more hook ups to this area in time for the camp

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I took a drive up to saddleworth to visit moorlands, have a look round and a face to face chat with Pete.

We decided the back field will be the spot where we stage this, very close to the toilet/shower facility, this field has superb views, and all the surrounding towns will/should be screened by the hills, this field has 20 pitches, not all with EHU but we can share this out a little, the EHU will have to work on first come first served so to speak, though they are adding more hook ups. 

There will be a MAX of 20 people, we may have trouble taking cars into the camp field, if its been wet we will have to park just outside the field and walk gear into the camp area (very short walk) if its been dry for a while we can take cars onto field to unload, if this is the case i will supervise vehicles on and of.

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i hope its dry i dont fancy lugging my 350p :confused: looks good though

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Thanks for the recce report Jules, can't wait :)

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I would have loved to have come i have not got a new tent yet hoping finances let me get it May.

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I would have loved to have come i have not got a new tent yet hoping finances let me get it May.

top n tale if you want :D

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Jules, is it worth putting up a list of who has definitely commited to coming yet so we can see how many if any spaces are left?

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Good idea Marki..........here we go:

Nightfisher

Marki

Moonshane

Dafman

Philphy

Raga

Adamw

Mikeobrian

Moriniboy

Daniel-k

Plodge  (non camping?)

                                                                               Maybe`s....

Jason 71

Telescope40

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Hi Guys.  Fraid I am still a maybe.  Guess wot.  I have a wedding on the saturday - typical.  Will upate when can.    Apologies. 

JOHN

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Hi Guys.  Fraid I am still a maybe.  Guess wot.  I have a wedding on the saturday - typical.  Will upate when can.    Apologies. 

JOHN

John, we will try to save you a place but with a wedding to attend sounds like it might be difficult for you 

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im looking forward to meeting some more people from SGL, fingers x'd for some decent weather though :tongue:  hopefully will get to test run all my bits before my other trip to wales at the end of May

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Yes Jules. Could be tricky as attending a wedding after a potenial ALL Nighter could be problomatic.  May work on calling by  on the Friday nite to see how things are going  ( bring my kit )  but departing for some kip at a sensible hour  ?

I'll keep you posted.

john

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