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Do I win a prize for submitting the first emergency Maplin order of the weekend?? My master interface box isn't working, so I'm off to buy a hub.  If anyone needs anything shout up before about 9am!

 

will get dew shield components, as I'm sure we'll use them

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Hmmmm, they look so good,
pity i have not been able to make this sp, would have loved to try some of that,

hope everyone has a brill time and clear skies,

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6 hours ago, jimboozle said:

Chanced it and got parole early. Base camp established! Happy to lend a hand to anyone who needs it, just shout up, I'm down the end with some Leffe

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Looking good.

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We're leaving around noon I think, arriving before two.

Not sure the weather is going to merit it, but will be bringing my 18" dob and a Skywatcher 150ED Esprit, which should be mounted on FLO's new Celestron CGX (belt drive) mount with any luck.

See you there :)

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10 minutes ago, Tim said:

We're leaving around noon I think, arriving before two.

Not sure the weather is going to merit it, but will be bringing my 18" dob and a Skywatcher 150ED Esprit, which should be mounted on FLO's new Celestron CGX (belt drive) mount with any luck.

See you there :)

keen for a gander with that esprite me ol' mucker?

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5 hours ago, Freff said:

As a late booker I never made it for the Curry order. If the offers are still available I could use two please.

I'm happy to pay for them or put something in a charity box. Thanks.

Hi Tony,

Mine will still be available as I am unable to come along - I'm happy for you to have it. Not sure how to do that logistically but if you speak to the lady on reception and show her this post she might hand it over without a fight :wink:

Derek

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Many thanks Derek, I'll get them in next year. My wife can now eat with me. :icon_biggrin:

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I should be on my way tomorrow morning so should get there around lunchtime, see you all tomorrow.

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It will be good to see you again Tich. Have safe trouble free trip.

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9 minutes ago, Freff said:

It will be good to see you again Tich. Have safe trouble free trip.

Are you still after a curry? Yoy are welcome to mine if so. To anyone else the free hogroast hasnt been claimed. 

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9 minutes ago, bomberbaz said:

Are you still after a curry? Yoy are welcome to mine if so. To anyone else the free hogroast hasnt been claimed. 

Many thanks for the offer Steve, but I have managed to get hold of a couple. Perhaps someone else could use them. Cheers.

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I will check the forcast again tonight and decide what astro gear to bring, but its looking like eq5 and mak 150 are staying at home

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leaving this morning, should be there before 3 :)

I needn't have bought any food offerings, with all these freebies that are on offer.

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Was touch and go this morning with cold (now a cough)... but we're going to downsize as much as possible and hopefully get there at about 3 ish. :D

 

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Having sold my old motorcaravan that hardly ever left the driveway except for SGL star parties, I am picking up a hired motorcaravan (must keep it tidy, must keep it clean) this afternoon and hope to arrive before dark. Curry and quiz night, yum.

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Hi SGL star party , I just thought I would post a live time up to date weather report for the SGL chaps and ladies coming to the area later.

Doing this from the tablet looking up at the sky's 

Temperature at moment is 16.5 degrees C , so very mild and pleasant. Lots of sun shining through , no rain and no mist. Sky's are a mix of about 50% fluffy white clouds and 50% clear blue sky's.

All in all a very pleasant day in Hereford at the moment. I hope it continues for you☺

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Seems warmish but it's looking decidedly cloudy (popping head out of tent).

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I did manage to forget a 13A power extension.. so we have in tent power but nothing for my scope :( so will sort that out tomorrow.  

 

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looking at the weather we should see some wind move the cloud at 11pm onwards.. but gaps rather than clears skies... but lucksall has it's own microclimate. 

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18 hours ago, jimboozle said:

Chanced it and got parole early. Base camp established! Happy to lend a hand to anyone who needs it, just shout up, I'm down the end with some Leffe

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I think this is the last time I went camping. Seeing all the tents reminded me and as I have just got back in touch with my great school friend Rick, who sent me this shot.

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Not the best shot in the world but it was over 40 years ago on the edge of Coniston Water. This was the second tent site as while we were putting up a heavy down pour flooded the sleeping area, I am on the left.

Alan

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