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Stu

Looking good out there, but......

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.....need to be up at 5am, heading to the Air Tattoo at Fairford. Just had a quick sit out in the garden with Mrs Stu for 10 mins, Jupiter shining very brightly and Saturn clearly visible, as was Arcturus. We had a quick listen to Bertie Bat using my kit built Bat Detector as he (or she) patrolled up and down the garden.

With all this rain about, if you have got a clear sky then I suspect the transparency may be quite good.

So, good hunting to anyone out there tonight!

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Thanks Stu, but not looking so good here. It did clear after the rain, but now have cloud building again. I got on Jupiter for about 3 minutes, not quite long enough to focus the camera. I will leave all set up and fingers crossed that I can get a look at the Moon when that rises later,,,,

Geof

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Just emerging from a performance of Brian Eno’s Apollo soundtracks in the Barbican, I spied the ISS passing overhead.  The technology has moved on so much, but the achievement of the Apollo missions is still astounding. Sadly won’t be observing tonight.   

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Seeing much better than the other night.

Back with the C11 and the colour cam on Saturn.

 

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Was out for a while, extending the Berlebach Report tripod useful for gaining a glimpse of Jupiter cruising above the wall and a neighbours chimney pot. Seeing not so great, M13, M57 and a satisfying view of Albireo. Becoming accustomed to using a Tele Vue Starbeam had largely been the main preoccupation.  

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Set up on Moon waiting to image the landing spot exactly 50 years on to the second, if it doesn't cloud over first.

Dave

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now over to luna as saturn nowparked in garage

 

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I almost went out as the skies seemed darker than usual but tired and it’s a bit windy. Moon was looking beautiful though- low and large when I arrived home

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Taken insurance against cloud shots of Apollo 17 and Apollo 11 landing sites, poured myself a glass of Scottish wine to toast their memory at the time of landing 🍷

Dave :drunken_smilie:

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Off to locate beer as cloud has come in.🍻

my Scottish wine is Irish this time .🥃

 

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Still clear here, bit of cloud on the horizon.

Dave

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24 minutes ago, Ibbo! said:

Still cloudy

Still clear :grin:

Dave

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1 minute ago, Davey-T said:

Still clear :grin:

Dave

Oh oh oh just seen it

and its gone again

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If you run that video staring about 3.44 it should coincide with the landing just about.

Dave

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Clouds rapidly approaching, looks like a race against time with the clouds ATM may have to settle for an early image.

Dave

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I thought there might be a prog on normal TV (BBC,ITV) at the time of the walk.

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May be something on NASA TV.

Just taken another vid through a gap in the clouds.

15 minutes to start of decent.

Dave

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Got a clear bit at just the right moment so worth staying up all night :thumbsup:

Dave

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Nice one Dave, not like you to get lucky with the clouds, glad it worked out this time! Time for some sleep I should think!!

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I got clearance about an hour late.

 

With blackbirds rather than the earlier owls (while grabing saturn data) for background sound effects

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7 hours ago, Stu said:

.....need to be up at 5am, heading to the Air Tattoo at Fairford. Just had a quick sit out in the garden with Mrs Stu for 10 mins, Jupiter shining very brightly and Saturn clearly visible, as was Arcturus. We had a quick listen to Bertie Bat using my kit built Bat Detector as he (or she) patrolled up and down the garden.

With all this rain about, if you have got a clear sky then I suspect the transparency may be quite good.

So, good hunting to anyone out there tonight!

Me too Stu, much as I wanted too it was either too late to finish or too early to start, we're leaving at 6am as it is.  The need for sleep won this time. 

Glad to see that others got some luck though. 

Ade

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