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bradfrankshaw

West Sussex Observing Group - social meet up

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Hi all - with weather hopefully improving and interest gathering from new people, do we have any dates soon when we can socially meet to discuss the up and coming year and plan our observing (as much as we can with the random weather!!) - such as where, contact details, that sort of thing....

frank

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They talked about a calendar of events on star gazing live perhaps it is on the bbc website

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I'm free most evenings Frank so I will go with the majority.

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This evening would have been ideal?

Anyway probably to late weekend's are good.

If we do a pub, it should be in the Surrey hills or some where dark.

So we can setup for some moon light and some moon shine after :)

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We've met once at a pub in Cowfold before moving to the main observing site we had. The first time we got together was at the Hornbrook Inn on the Brighton Road in Horsham. We could just do an en-mass meet up there for a drink and gas then work out forth coming stuff to do? 

How does next Thursday 16th at the Hornbrook sound? Unfortunately I can't make the Friday or weekend. Just for a put name to face and stuff? 

frank

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Yeah, 16th is fine for me unless something drastic happens.

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How does next Thursday 16th at the Hornbrook sound

Can I just double check something?

Next thursday is 23rd, this thursday is 16th. Which one is it?

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Thanks for the get together, was great. Nice to meet you all.

Tomorrow evening looks really good to get out the house warmish and dry (4c) 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/haywards-heath-west-sussex#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1390089600

I was thinking of investigating this spot in the ash down forest. (It is a proper dark spot on the light pollution maps)

http://goo.gl/maps/Mh0Mi (Zoom down to street view)

I want to run my mount through a new polar align routine and test some kit anybody else nearby keen or suggest a better spot?

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Good to meet you too.

Think I will give that site a miss tomorrow as its over an hours drive for me as I have got work in the morning.

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Sorry for my failed appearance could'nt get out of already planned evening.

Anyway tomorrow night is looking good and I'm free! Any plans?

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Sorry for my failed appearance could'nt get out of already planned evening.

Anyway tomorrow night is looking good and I'm free! Any plans?

I am game, you got anything in mind?

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/haywards-heath-west-sussex#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1390435200

Tomorrow night is looking very good in deed from sun down all the way through to 12  :grin:

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I'm happy to drive to a Mid Sussex location but nothing too far away, I'll message Frank andsee what he's upto.

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A new supernova has appeared in Messier 82 - although I can't make it tonight, next clear night shall we make a try for multi-scope imaging this??

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A new supernova has appeared in Messier 82 - although I can't make it tonight, next clear night shall we make a try for multi-scope imaging this??

did manage to get a snap of this :)

M82_Merged_Crop-IA.png

BTW, new thread up and running about meeting up for a sharing of ideas

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/207960-west-sussex-observing-group-fixed-building-location/

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Nice capture.<br />

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I'm thinking about jacking the whole thing in and selling up to upgrade my photography gear.<br />

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Its one thing not having a garden but when the weather is so poo I cant get out to use my gear, its depressing.<br />

Its seams like a lot of money just sat there doing nothing.

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