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wookie1965

Peak Star Party Spring 2020

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Thank you to everyone that turned up Duncan, Peter, Steve who I didn`t get to meet next time maybe and Nick, lets hope when this Virus has gone we can have another one and build on this maybe get 10 next time.

Really is a cracking site to observe better than home in light polluted skies went to my back door last night I could just make out Leo, the head had 3 stars from Shallow grange it was unmistakable, Orion nebula by eye so its worth the effort to get here.

Thank you for coming to the first party I have started with help from Nick here`s to the future. 

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Sounds like a fun star party was had by most. I totally forgot this was on. 

I remember Storm Gonzales on the last big PSP at shallow grange. Blowing a proper gale and still trying to observe. It was a giggle to say the least. 

Cotterless is a good guide to the skies and glad the skies allowed him to pass on a few objects of note. NGC2392 and M51 at this time of year are perfectly placed. 

Good stuff guys bet you're already planning next years. 

 

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15 hours ago, mapstar said:

Sounds like a fun star party was had by most. I totally forgot this was on. 

I remember Storm Gonzales on the last big PSP at shallow grange. Blowing a proper gale and still trying to observe. It was a giggle to say the least. 

Cotterless is a good guide to the skies and glad the skies allowed him to pass on a few objects of note. NGC2392 and M51 at this time of year are perfectly placed. 

Good stuff guys bet you're already planning next years. 

 

If this Virus blows over going to try for October good to see you there.

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2 hours ago, wookie1965 said:

If this Virus blows over going to try for October good to see you there.

Thanks for the heads up Paul and fingers crossed this pandemic passes quickly with the least problems for everyone. 

I hope you get it sorted and all the arrangements in place. I doubt I will be there as I'm already booked for the dark skies of Galloway. I book years in advance. 

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10 minutes ago, mapstar said:

Thanks for the heads up Paul and fingers crossed this pandemic passes quickly with the least problems for everyone. 

I hope you get it sorted and all the arrangements in place. I doubt I will be there as I'm already booked for the dark skies of Galloway. I book years in advance. 

Just as well Or Else 😂

Derek

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Has  anyone thought of doing this again in the Autumn/ winter?

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A friend and I will be attending the one in mid October, down at the New Galloway Forest. 

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Yes I have been a couple of times its a lovely site, its a long way from here though but you never know - thanks

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It's about a 90 minute drive from here to New Galloway, I believe.

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6 hours ago, SteveWolves said:

Has  anyone thought of doing this again in the Autumn/ winter?

Yes I have and would be willing to contact the site once this virus has died down I am sure they would be happy for us to come so they make some money.

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Note that the dark of Moon this year   in October will also conflict with the annual Kelling star party which is the largest in the UK, assuming we get to go. The same will probably apply next year as Kelling has had to move from its usual September slot to accomadate the 40's weekend in Holt/Sheringham.

 

Owen

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11 hours ago, wookie1965 said:

Yes I have and would be willing to contact the site once this virus has died down I am sure they would be happy for us to come so they make some money.

That would be great Paul. I've bought a thicker jacket for the next one!

 

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No I'm sure its Kelling that clashes with us.....

Wookie1965 did we discuss this there in March?

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1 hour ago, SteveWolves said:

No I'm sure its Kelling that clashes with us.....

Wookie1965 did we discuss this there in March?

We may have mentioned it but there was no real discussion as we were all talking about the virus and lock down.

Paul

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