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What Telescopes etc are we bringing to SGL9?


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Yep! My van is well and truly toast, engine has siezed :(

However I have managed to acquire transport. See you all there. :)

Thanks to everyone that PM'd me with such very kind offers, what a great bunch you all are.

Gutted about the motor but glad your going to be able to make it :)

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Packing mostly done now, and have plumped for just the one scope (130pds) which is now swathed in bubble wrap. At the moment its four boxes and a backpack, but that is liable to increase as I suddenly remember the things im missing... ie: tin opener!

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That's the advantage of only having one no cracks for the dust to settle....

I might need to pick up a game controller to use with EQ-mod...

Peter....

Do you want me to bring one for you?

Helen

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is anyone bringing a baby Lunt 35mm HA scope? if so I'd love a peek please as it's on my (long time in the) future purchase list. I have jaffa cakes.

I am Shane and as always you're more than welcome to make use of it.

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That's the advantage of only having one no cracks for the dust to settle....

I might need to pick up a game controller to use with EQ-mod...

Peter....

Don't bother Pete, I've got one :) I found it yesterday while I was looking for my chair. Still haven't found the chair lol

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Change of plans re telescope. I'm going to bring the Pronto and a Skymax on an SLT mount. If we get some clear spells I will just shoot some startrails and look through other people's kit :) Perhaps play with a webcam as well.

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I'm wondering about just bringing the little Vixen on the AZ-4 now with a white light filter. Trouble is, if the clouds clear, the 12" would be fabulous under the Lucksall skies :undecided:

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I think I'll stick with bringing both the SCT and the Dob - I'm an optimist!

And Tesco have just delivered the beer and Jaffa cakes.

There is obviously a historical link between SGL and Jaffa cakes so I thought that I should join in!

See you tomorrow

Kerry

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The grass is pretty soft, but not muddy, bit of rain today but not a drenching. There were patches between clouds last night but I was content with an early night, been working too hard lately.

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I'm wondering about just bringing the little Vixen on the AZ-4 now with a white light filter. Trouble is, if the clouds clear, the 12" would be fabulous under the Lucksall skies :undecided:

You will be kicking yourself if you leave the dob at home and it turns out clear!

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I'm at that 'what to pack' stage too  :confused:

For simplicity and gaps in clouds then alt az manual is probably best, but my vixen won't cope with too much weight so limited aperture.  I need the SE mount for daytime solar so maybe the C8 on that (pushing it a bit...).  

Or just forget practicality and bring the C11 and the EQAZ - and a big waterproof cover  :grin:  If I could get some time on the moon and Jupiter with it (including some imaging) then anything else is a bonus  :smiley:   I think I just talked myself into it  :grin: And hopefully someone can teach me how to collimate it during the day.

Helen

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Definitely bringing my 16inch, need to test drive my new "push to" mod.....and ill have my 20x80 bin with me.

I went to a starcamp last year where a mate only took his bins and left his 12inch dob at home due to an iffy weather forecast.

As it went dark the skies cleared and we had 8 hours of the best uk skies I have ever seen with an sql reading of 21.6.

Luckily i was more optimistic an had my scope in the car ........my mate vowed never to leave his scope at home again !

cheers

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I'm ready to head out early doors tomorrow. I cannot believe how much stuff I have packed for 3 days.... From running gear, thermals, food... The list is endless.

Hoping to be there by 8:00 and set up well before the floods arrive....

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A small patch of clear sky on Wednesday night gave me a dose of acute aperture fever. I decided to pop home yesterday morning to swap the Skymax 127 for the Skyliner 250PX. Feeling much happier now. :)

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