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Boat is all about packed ready for casting off, how much rain!!!! 

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Weather update ---------Light snow  towards Perth---honest Wackyscot its actually  driving towards Auchterarder.

Mike

 

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56 minutes ago, Demon Barber said:

You can swim surerly,Damian.

Mike

🤔Probably never got past the dodgy, sorry, doggy paddle. 😂🔭

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 pahh, its stopped raining but overcast, i.e. standard Scottish....

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Got to think positive thoughts! Repeat, Got to think positive thoughts! Repeat..............

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14 minutes ago, Dr_Ju_ju said:

 pahh, its stopped raining but overcast, i.e. standard Scottish....

At least it's an improvement. Still lashing it down here. 

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2 minutes ago, mapstar said:

At least it's an improvement. Still lashing it down here. 

Weather forecast for tomorrow shows a rain band across the UK just south of the Tyne area for most of the day. Hopefully Mike and I will drive over in the dry👍. You may be coming through it though. ☹️

 So take it easy. Late but safe.

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Grey & overcast, but not raining, so I may get a chance to setup scopes, especially as it promises to be better later.....

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May not make it up on Wed evening - clutch has just gone on the car 🙄

Unlikely to get it back Wednesday, more like Thursday🤬

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Derren, Annette & Mike,

hope you All have an easy and uneventful journey up today.

Look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.

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Looking good for tonight guys...just had 24hrs of very heavy rain in north Staffordshire...

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Bit of a breeze but looking like a few galaxies may get added to the tally.

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4 hours ago, Uplooker said:

May not make it up on Wed evening - clutch has just gone on the car 🙄

Unlikely to get it back Wednesday, more like Thursday🤬

Maybe slipping on Jameson's :evil6:

Hopefully you'll get it sorted but would happen this week buddy 

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Especially for Damian you know you really miss it!

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Hi All, cold and clear, but very windy, the warm room is calling,hopefully the wind will abate,the usual  repairs have been made and a list is growing for tomorrow.

Mike

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Just a couple of shots from earlier this evening 

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Milky way in it's full glory straight off the camera with no processing 

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Hi Folks,

The technical info on the above photos is as follows:

The camera a Canon 5 IV  was Not on a tripod..... it was on a table against a gas stoke, the shots were 15 seconds each.....

as Damian left his frog / shoe for the tripod at home.

He is currently dishing out whiskey in the Games Room to get us  ( Derek and myself ) to forgive for not using a tripod!

The photos have not been photoshopped, if he gives me more Talisker whiskey I will believe him!!

He lefted his laptop at Home!!!    I need more whiskey to be believe that as well.

Cheers

Adrian

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Hi Ian,

Sorry to hear that your car is naff!!

Was looking forward to meeting up.

All the very best 

Adrian

 

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1 hour ago, mapstar said:

Just a couple of shots from earlier this evening 

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Milky way in it's full glory straight off the camera with no processing 

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Hope you don't mind Damian, I copied and shared a couple of those on our Astronomy Scotland Facebook group with credit to yourself.

David

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Wish I had booked now but I knew I was having bi latereral tender point injections Thursday did not think I would be fit enough. 😢

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Well, setup at last. One or two small problems as usual then off to the warm room to sample a few small drams. All punctuated with Damian running in  and out trying to get a good shot of the sky. Good clear spells but a wee bit windy at present. Any way too tired to spend any more time out of the sack. Looks like it may be even better tomorrow.

Ian yer need to get here fast as whisky stocks are already dwindling. 🌝 And Damian is having such a good time "missing you already" 😂

 

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Up at 8am to rather stormy skies.

Lots of broken cloud last night but the wind picked up to probably double that forecast (30mph gusts) 

I managed to set the scope up and have a quick view of Saturn on the horizon but noticed my dew heaters weren't working. By the time I'd been to Mike's and affected a repair the wind had become stronger and lots of cloud had moved in. 

Wind still gusty this morning but set to drop later. Cold weather moving in for tonight so all should be good. 

On with breakfast! 

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12 hours ago, wackyscot said:

Hope you don't mind Damian, I copied and shared a couple of those on our Astronomy Scotland Facebook group with credit to yourself.

David

No worries David. Hopefully more to come tonight 😉

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Good night mukkas?...who's got the worst head?..😁

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