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What stops you Stargazing?

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Sleep is for the weak! Better busy than bored :)

I'm weak though, boring and weak... I love my bed!! :grin:  I shall just have to think fondly of it from afar :laugh:

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I'm weak though, boring and weak... I love my bed!! :grin:  I shall just have to think fondly of it from afar :laugh:

Drag your bed outside, telescope attached to headboard.......problem solved

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And how many have pulled an all-night session? That is, from dusk 'till dawn on those few clear nights that make it worthwhile? I accept for those working for a living it's difficult other than at weekends perhaps, but it seems a long night when it gets to 4:00am especially it seems. I usually find myself bleary-eyed and nodding off by that time.

ChrisH

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Drag your bed outside, telescope attached to headboard.......problem solved

You've haven't kept an eye on the weather news lately have you.... my bed is not a boat!! :grin:

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You've haven't kept an eye on the weather news lately have you.... my bed is not a boat!! :grin:

Oil drum on each corner? :evil:

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Oil drum on each corner? :evil:

oh yes, how silly of me, I can just get those oil drums and rope out of my handbag! I knew they'd come in handy!!! :icon_mrgreen:

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I've been trying to overcome my 'blockers' 

If it's a 'maybe' night, where it might cloud over or rain in an hour or so, I don't get out the AZEQ6 and spend ages polar aligning and all that stuff.

I bought an Altair-Astro Sabre that I can set up in a couple of mins with the refractor and say 10 mins with the C11.

If I am going to get the AZEQ6 and/or C11 out, I found that the physical effort of humping heavy gear around and assembling it was the biggest 'sickener'.

So I started going to the gym again and being strong enough to hold the C11 straight out with one hand, or shift the mount and a stack of counterweights, wheelchair batteries and the rest of that junk without breaking a sweat really helps.

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oh yes, how silly of me, I can just get those oil drums and rope out of my handbag! I knew they'd come in handy!!! :icon_mrgreen:

Glad I could help :cool:

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it seems I've met my sarcasm equal :wink:

It's taken years of practice but I'm getting there.............

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Probably the only thing stops me is cloud,any sign of a clear sky i will be under it.

Well aren't we the star pupil!

:evil:  :p

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GCSEs, and revision for an assortment of controlled assessments, particularly French. I often need to spend 8 hours of a fortnight memorizing 300-400 words of the stuff, and that can (occasionally) be after dark on a clear night. I try not to let our take over completely, though.

Laziness, clouds, and strong winds also contribute.

David

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GCSEs, and revision for an assortment of controlled assessments, particularly French. I often need to spend 8 hours of a fortnight memorizing 300-400 words of the stuff, and that can (occasionally) be after dark on a clear night. I try not to let our take over completely, though.

Laziness, clouds, and strong winds also contribute.

David

Bon courage mon ami!!!!

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What stops me from stargazing? This thing;

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Oh...yeah... it IS as star.

So, er, nothing then! Nothing stops me.

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Honest!

Olly

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Mostly my own apathy. The latter half of last year was pretty good weather I gather, but I didn't make it out between May 2013 and Jan 2014 except one star party! Had some stuff happen last year so energy and enthusiasm took a hit :( Getting better now though :D

Usually, in more normal times, it's my energy that stops me despite my enthusiasm - the thought of rushing dinner then lugging the kit out after a day at work often makes me close the blinds and "not notice" the clear sky :D Astro is mostly a weekend activity for me (so of course the weekends are all miserable and cloudy!)

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What stops me is a complicated life, even though I'm retired, but I make the most of the opportunities that present themselves.   :smile:

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Sometimes i just cant be bothered. Ive not been out at all this winter (apart from binos a few times). But im still in awe of the sky when im outside and it is clear.

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I get out as much as poss I find myself checking weather apps looking at stargazing apps then when u find u do get a chance to go out the met office have got it wrong and I find myself in the fridge looking at a can of fosters oops!

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And how many have pulled an all-night session? That is, from dusk 'till dawn on those few clear nights that make it worthwhile? I accept for those working for a living it's difficult other than at weekends perhaps, but it seems a long night when it gets to 4:00am especially it seems. I usually find myself bleary-eyed and nodding off by that time.

ChrisH

I havn't made it an all nighter yet - only 9.00 till 3.00am - does 6 hours count?  :cool:

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I havn't made it an all nighter yet - only 9.00 till 3.00am - does 6 hours count? :cool:

I think 6 hours counts! I've only ever lasted 3... When the AP starts I'm sure it'll get longer....

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Normally it's the proximity of the last recent stargazing night. As an example last night I was out, so for the next few nights it's easy for me to stay in if it looks dodgy.
If it's been a while (more than 3 or 4 days at the moment) then I'm climbing up the walls and will take risks on clouds / rain etc.

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