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So it now seems an eternity since a decent period of good viewing weather here in Newquay, has anyone else had better luck? ?


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Finally a week of clear skies, been able to use all three scopes; impressed with my new 127mm Mak and synscan makes for a quick finding easy session. Have found I'm using the Mak to locate then heading to the 200Dob and matching location, bit of a cheat really as want to improve my star hopping skills too

Picks of my south sky sessions has been Orion nebula, Christmas tree, M50, M48, hoping to get some good galaxy views around Markarians chain if the weather holds out

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We've had several clear nights up here in Exeter, 1 night viewing was very good. Clouds are back again however. Did manage to catch, focus and track ISS for at least 10 seconds the other night, which was a first.

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