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What Telescopes etc are we bringing to SGL9?

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Mrs L says she doesn't want to come - so more room for kit (and bottles!). I think I'll bring both the 350 Dob and the 9.25 SCT plus Az-EQ 6 and the bins of course!

My wife came for the first night at a star party once. Hated it - cold, damp and boring blokes taking about space loudly at night. I doubt Julie will be back. It was nice to have someone to cuddle with though for one night at least. (That's not a plea for a replacement by the way!).

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My wife came for the first night at a star party once. Hated it - cold, damp and boring blokes taking about space loudly at night.

That's what my wife said! I think I'm both disappointed and relieved that she is not coming, if you see what I mean

So - visitors welcome to the campervan - I'll be taking the Nespresso machine

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@Ibbo - I'll be taking my 8" RC so can certainly help out collimation

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@Ibbo - I'll be taking my 8" RC so can certainly help out collimation

Give me a shout when you attempt that? I'd like to observe :)

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Give me a shout when you attempt that? I'd like to observe :)

me too, still steering clear of RC because of collimation  :icon_pale:

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I will be bring a 2 inch Hotech laser collimator if anyone wants to borrow it. 

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@Ibbo - I'll be taking my 8" RC so can certainly help out collimation

Make it 3 ! It's something I'm considering :)

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250PX Dob, C8N with CG5-GT Goto for imaging and a 127SLT Mak for Planetary....and a 1100D DSLR unmodified and finally a Lifecam Studio for Planetary Imaging. See you there.

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I will mostly be photographing galaxies with my Celestron 8" EdgeHD & OAG, all laptoped up with a Canon 60D. Sky willing. I will also be trying to capture some planets.

Would love to drool over an Atik and see how CCD imaging works. Would also love to look through a Dob - I saw one in a shop once, but have never been near one in use. I am an imager as visual always leaves me slightly underwhelmed - would love for someone to show me why I'm so very wrong!

See you all there.

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I will be bring a 2 inch Hotech laser collimator if anyone wants to borrow it. 

Yes please :laugh: , id like to see how it compares to my  basic laser setup if thats ok ?

Cheers

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Might not be bringing the 20" Dob now. Sorry to all those that wanted a look through it.

My van broke down tonight, and TBH hiring another is beyond my budget ATM. I may be on the train with a rucksack, doss bag, bins, and a couple of bottles of vodka at this rate.

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hi Steve

There's plenty of space in my tent if you are struggling. Just watch the baked bean intake LOL

Maybe we could do a deal on eyepieces you bring that I don't have so I can try them in the 16?

I am there Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday about Midday

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 Sorry to hear that Steve...  What days are you planning on staying  ? I'm there from Thursday morning til Monday and will happily pick you up and drop you off from the station...

I have room as well but it might be cosy on the Friday night as Mathews staying over ...

Peter...

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Thanks Shane that's very kind of you :)

I'll tow it to the garage on Monday and see what they say.......I'm fearing the worst. It felt like an engine seize :eek: ££££££ VW garbage (should've stayed with land rover at least I know how they work)

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Cheers Peter I'm supposed to be from Wednesday to Sunday as above let's see what the garage says. :)

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good luck mate. whatever happens if you can get there, there will be room at the inn :grin: just follow the brightest star in the sky. this story rings a bell somewhere.

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Thanks guys :)

And to think there's some people worrying about the weather :rolleyes:

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I'm bringing my 8" RC, SW 200PDS, SW ED80, AZ-EQ6GT,EQ5 PRO GOTO,QHY8L,ASI120MC and various other bits of equipment.

Dave

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Might not be bringing the 20" Dob now. Sorry to all those that wanted a look through it.

:sad:  [removed word]. I can strap you and the scope to the roof of my hatchback if you want?

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@Ibbo - I'll be taking my 8" RC so can certainly help out collimation

Looks like the RC is coming along for the ride

best put the focuser back on then :D

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Or tell the wife she's staying at home. You're not sharing my bed though. Unless you give me the dob.

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Now I don't want to raise your hopes people so don't get too excited but I may  be bringing an eq1 for wide field. Now I know this mount is to imaging, what stradivarius is to piano making but I hope to have a bit of fun with it anyway. it should make up for the disappointment of the 20" dob

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