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Freff

South Wales Astronomy Group (SWAG) Star Party 2019

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Sounds interesting Mike, on all levels.  ?

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You'll be sadly missed by tich..all the best.

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On 03/03/2019 at 10:36, tich said:

Hi folks

Sadly I won't be able to make it this time as I will be in Hospital on Friday having a biopsy done, something I'm really not looking forward to. Plus a very good astro friend of mine passed away recently & the funeral is on Tuesday so not been having much of a good time lately.

Sorry folks ☹️

Hope things get better for you soon Tich.

You will be missed.......and where do we get are Burgers and Chips from now?????? ?

 

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Well yesterdays service went very well there were a few tears & some laughs too which he would have loved, Richard is the guy I used to do a lot of outreach with so when he got sick I did continue doing some events I even did one with Tim last August too. I visited him when I could & we'd often chat for hours. The first time I met him he were wearing a Hawaiian shirt & throughout the time I knew him he always wore one so at the funeral everyone there was wearing one so it were very colourful
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There were a lot more folk who went to the service but never came to the pub afterwards.

Just Friday & the biopsy to get out of the way now ?

Missing seeing you all at Pencelli this year, just think this time last year we were threatened with snow!!

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The stars are out with clear skies at present.

The winds are quite blusterly, so I'm observing from under caravans canopy hoping it doesn't become airborne. 

Weather should be getting better over the next few days.

 

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sorry guys im going to have to pull out,  its a long drive for the weather thats forecast so im heading North to where there are clear sky's foretasted and maybe some aurora  . wish you all well and hopefully next time i can be there. 

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Looking forward to it Paul.

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2 hours ago, Freff said:

Looking forward to it Paul.

I've got a nice 12 year old single malt to try Tony :)

 

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Tipple me pink. :drunken_smilie:

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2 hours ago, bats said:

I've got a nice 12 year old single malt to try Tony :)

 

Just reminded me, and I've dusted off a bottle of Jura purchased back in 2011 that we may need a volunteer or two to try.  :wink:

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Looking forward to joining you all tommorrow afternoon..

Mark

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I am planning to walk up to the Brecon ridge on Saturday after some breakfast if anyone is interested. 

Mark

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What is the Brecon ridge Mark.

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Sounds a bit hardcore!

Starting the packing now. So should be there for 17:30.

Paul

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The Brecon mountains form a ridge and I plan to walk to the ridge and back. 

I am all now set up. It is breezy and showery.  

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Two comets to look for later. Iwamoto and 46pScreenshot_2019-03-08-15-09-56-476.thumb.jpeg.716072f540b1f425687929a08c0438ba.jpegScreenshot_2019-03-08-15-12-05-482.thumb.jpeg.f774c1f38d6936ab710e9cf01ed69e9b.jpeg

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54 minutes ago, mdstuart said:

The Brecon mountains form a ridge and I plan to walk to the ridge and back. 

I am all now set up. It is breezy and showery.  

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Good luck with that. 

Bryn Teg is a nice gentle climb/walk which will lead you straight up Pen-y-van if you want to go further.

Take care.

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So much for getting there for 17:30!!!! Just leaving now. Will be getting there late. Spoken to reception and normal star party protocol will be observed.....(in the unlikely event of stars)

Paul

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Sorry.... had to dash off this morning  as had a bit of an emergency st home....All good now tho.  Great to catch up with tony and Mike 

 

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Glad everything is Ok Paul.

 

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Posted (edited)

Just back from an enjoyable time at the swag astro party.

As always I was made very welcome and caught up with some friends.

We enjoyed touring the skies with my little 127mak. We looked at doubles for Nick and then a few galaxies including NGC 2903 and NGC 4565.

Today I walked up to the Brecons. It was further than I expected but the views, the skylarks and birds of prey were amazing.

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Thank you Freff for organising it.

Mark (the galaxy hunter)....and sometimes other stuff.

Mark

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I'm glad you enjoyed yourself Mark, sorry the weather was not more clement.

It's always good to see you at Pencelli, hopefully next year will be better.

Great image, it looks like Bryn Teg.

Tony

 

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Tony

 It is actually the summit of Fan-y-big. Took me 3hrs to get there from the campsite.

Mark

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