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Two nights in Elan Valley

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Just booked a cottage in mid wales for a week wednesday til friday, dark skies, no moon. (NO CLOUDS). The river wye runs past the back garden so will try a bit of fly fishing or spinning during the day. Done a bit of searching on here and elan valley seems a good place to go so hopefully skies will be clear.

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Hope it goes well look forward to your report...clear skies!

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I'm not jealous...  :D

Mind you it only takes an hour for us to get down there - we try and visit as often as we are able.

Fabulous place. :)

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2.5 hour drive from coventry. :( things to take: dob,eyepiece case, binos. fishing kit, wife, red torch, camera and tripod. 2 sunloungers. Food, beer, wine. Missing anything obvious? Long way to go to forgot something major. Only observe in backyard so never had my dob in the car.

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Never been anywhere except your back yard in Coventry. :eek: my goodness this is gonna blow you away :grin:

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Looking forward to it swamp thing, just hope the weather plays ball. Have an evostar 90mm which would be easier to transport but i know id regret it when im there. Its a 200p estwing.

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 Missing anything obvious?

Pack some midge repellent if you're prone to being bitten- there will be few hovering by the river banks. Should be good though- but not a lot of darkness this time of year 4-5 hours max. 

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Take a seat so you can be comfy at the EP.

Good luck, tell us all about it.

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when are you going or are you there now, what do you think :grin:

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Going wednesday and i hope the weather is better than this. P..ing down in coventry this morning! Will let you know how we get on.

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Going wednesday and i hope the weather is better than this. P..ing down in coventry this morning! Will let you know how we get on.

nice one, keep us up to date

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Hope weather plays ball.  No true dark for a couple of months though. :(

A lovely area to visit :)

Cheers

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Not had the best of luck with the weather on breaks like this. Going to N. Ireland tomorrow to visit family and thought about going to a dark site to view this new meteor shower if it happens but forecast is terrible. So hopefully clear up next week.

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Good luck with the weather for your break

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Packed and ready to go. Forecast thick cloud and rain. Hope fishing is good!

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Hope the weather is kind to you, I'm going up there at the weekend to check out a caravan site for a later date

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Might clear up.....by Friday.

You can still asses the relative darkness of the area even if it's cloudy. My measure of real darkness is if you step outside at night and can't tell where the mountains stop and the cloud begins!

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Even with a lot of cloud around you could still do some night-time time lapse?

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Lovely little cottage but hasn't stopped raining all day. Im sure it will be very dark if these clouds ever clear.

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Complete cloud all last night. Fingers crossed for tonight. Not looking good tho. :angry:

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Home again. Not one star visable. Very, very dark tho. Severn trent damn and lakes:

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Sorry to hear the astronomy was a blow out. Hope you had a good time anyway.

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