Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_android_vs_ios_winners.thumb.jpg.803608cf7eedd5cfb31eedc3e3f357e9.jpg

cotterless45

DIY Spring Peak star party.

Recommended Posts

On 11/03/2017 at 09:40, Paul73 said:

Does anyone know how many are coming?

Paul

I thought that I would do an update of my list as follows:

Davey -t
Mdstuart
DRT
estwing 
Stu
gtis
mapstar 
cotterless45
JemC
Paul73
Star101
kerrylewis 
Faulksy
Swamp thing 
Wookie1965
 Westmarch 
Danski
Viv 
Moonshane 
pig
rockystar?
ken82
dafman

Approx 23 so far. Please correct or add if you know of any differences. Not sure about Danski  - only mentioned in one message and I can't find that user name. Not sure about rockystar - he mentioned the possibility but not sure about confirmation.  Nick mentioned  a few from his 'local group', have I got those?

Kerry 

Edited by kerrylewis
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not bad at all 23 is very good... I have just bought a 4m bell tent as my brother will be coming along with me and he is in the same league as Calvin when it comes to windy / storm conditions, I really didn't fancy being trapped in a 2 man tent with him :happy7:

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think there's a least five from our club coming ( Rosliston Astronomy Group). Told 'em to behave and it's a teetotal meet !Hopefully we'll learn something ,

Nick.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think rockystar is going either 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, kerrylewis said:

I thought that I would do an update of my list as follows:

Davey -t
Mdstuart
DRT
estwing 
Stu
gtis
mapstar 
cotterless45
JemC
Paul73
Star101
kerrylewis 
Faulksy
Swamp thing 
Wookie1965
 Westmarch 
Viv 
Moonshane 
pig

ken82
dafman

Approx 23 so far. Please correct or add if you know of any differences. Not sure about Danski  - only mentioned in one message and I can't find that user name. Not sure about rockystar - he mentioned the possibility but not sure about confirmation.  Nick mentioned  a few from his 'local group', have I got those?

Kerry 

OK. Deleted Danski and Rockystar but there is Nick's local group to add - Andromeda Galaxy etc (astro joke!:happy11:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, estwing said:

No Danny-k Kerry, he's working 

That's a shame, but at least I won't have his 5,000,0000 candle power 'red light' shining in my eyes this time :p:p 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sounds to me like most will be doing visual ?? I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Ken82 said:

It sounds to me like most will be doing visual ?? I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

Ken, so long as you keep your laptop screen shielded properly you shouldn't have any problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Ken82 said:

I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

I will also be trying to get some imaging done, in fact this will be the first time using my new (to me) EQ6 pro since i bought it at the beginning of Feb,

I will be using Backyard red on my screen (free download) so hopefully will not interfere with the one's doing visual,

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Ken82 said:

It sounds to me like most will be doing visual ?? I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

I'm sure you'll be fine ....ill let the bat signal lose if not!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, JemC said:

I will also be trying to get some imaging done, in fact this will be the first time using my new (to me) EQ6 pro since i bought it at the beginning of Feb,

I will be using Backyard red on my screen (free download) so hopefully will not interfere with the one's doing visual,

there is a separate field for imaging , its in Scotland :hiding:

 

 

you will be fine, its all about having fun :icon_biggrin:

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, JemC said:

I will also be trying to get some imaging done, in fact this will be the first time using my new (to me) EQ6 pro since i bought it at the beginning of Feb,

I will be using Backyard red on my screen (free download) so hopefully will not interfere with the one's doing visual,

Red screens can still be quite bright for visual observers so perhaps best to have a shield of some sort around it too.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We may a recording of Bill Pertwee shouting "Put That Light Out" activated by bright red lights :grin:

Dave

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Ken82 said:

It sounds to me like most will be doing visual ?? I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

Just make sure you cut your boiled eggs at the pointy end and you'll be fine :wink: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jupiter.  Two GRS transits ahead !IMG_4625.thumb.PNG.6581e53bcbfc14eb3493c2e28eb61713.PNGwe've also got some comets, hurrah. Just a drone , a dog and some eggs !

Nick.

IMG_4626.thumb.PNG.3af02c988c2adbc6ca02da6174eb0706.PNG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Stu said:

Red screens can still be quite bright for visual observers so perhaps best to have a shield of some sort around it too.

pretty sure i have one of these somewhere in the garage, will dig that out and bring it

windbreak.jpg.2bfe469bc4be36b5c7765e8f39277df5.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's going to be great viewing :)

Things are looking up for the 25th. It should be a great party.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Ken82 said:

It sounds to me like most will be doing visual ?? I hate to spoil it but I was planning on taking advantage of the dark skies and getting lots of imaging done . 

I was hoping to be doing both visual and AP, but turns out I cant replace my car until July. I cannot fit both scopes in my present car so will just be visual on the 8" Newtonian with Sartsense :) 

Oh, my wife will also be coming...so it will be Star101 + 1 :)

Edited by Star101
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Star101 said:

I was hoping to be doing both visual and AP, but turns out I cant replace my car until July. I cannot fit both scopes in my present car so will just be visual on the 8" Newtonian with Sartsense :) 

Oh, my wife will also be coming...so it will be Star101 + 1 :)

is she pretty and does she like chilli :icon_biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Three comets, details for Saturday, the Boss doesn't do camping (good!) Nick.IMG_4627.thumb.PNG.ccadcd077d4be75ee808f446d245578c.PNGIMG_4628.thumb.PNG.e503030974f11c4ecc47bbb503b2531e.PNGIMG_4629.thumb.PNG.e67fab981fd18fab708684724b041b70.PNG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still haven't managed to see Johnson despite being well positioned and claimed 8.6 Mag.

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.