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I just had a quick look at a location in Shropshire for Saturday evening. Clear outside and BBC weather look okay, but Meteoblue is saying 100% low cloud cover. So I'm a bit unsure.

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The SAS are an epic bunch of people. Their outreach sessions at Attingham Park are amazing; such an enthusiastic bunch of people.

Good luck with your Salopian adventures - from my recent 20 years of existence in said county, the further towards the Marches is better as most of the street lit communities are part-night to save spondoolies.

Fabulously dark, too....even where I lived before (a dozen or so miles from the Welsh border) with the West Midlands conurbations' light domes. If I was shielded by a hill or house, the Zenith and right down to the Western horizon is pretty dark...excellent structure in the Milky Way, M13 and M33 visible with the MK1 eyeballs.

Good luck with getting a group together and I hope you enjoy the SAS sessions...

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3 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Is anyone up for tonight? Forecast looks like it could go either way but improving after midnight, better in Staffs than Shropshire at the moment...

Clear skies at the minute up in fife fingers crossed it stays that way! Where u looking to go?

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4 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Is anyone up for tonight? Forecast looks like it could go either way but improving after midnight, better in Staffs than Shropshire at the moment...

I can do tonight. I think it's worth a gamble on Shropshire. Can PM a possible location

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Hi all, sorry about dragging this topic up from 3 years ago! During this lockdown we're all now facing, I've recently gotten back into Astronomy, and focusing more on astrophotography. I'm in the process of purchasing a SkyWatcher Explorer 150PDS on a EQ5 Pro mount to start off with. It's been a while since the last post in this discussion, and I wondered if anybody knows of any decent sites for astronomy and possible group meetings. I'm based in Sedgley; between Dudley and Wolverhampton, but willing to travel if there are any sites that a couple of people are open to travelling to.

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Hi,

Yes, I'm interesting in joining the WolvAS as soon as this lockdown is over.

Turns out reading on stargazers lounge has made me change my mind on scope. I've decided to get the 130PDS to better suit the EQ5 Pro mounts' weight limit.

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We are holding our first Society meeting online with the speaker doing a YOu tube presentation followed by a Zoom discussion on Monday 11th May.

We also have an observatory site a few miles west of Wolves that members can use.

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