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Stargazers Lounge April 2009 Spring Starparty Chat Thread...

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Welcome Rob (JediMeijin) to SGL. Do you live in Hereford City or one of the surrounding village? Are you a member of Herefordshire Astronomical Society? I shall be at the Lucksall site most of Friday and Saturday - if you have a chance say 'hello' - I also live that close to the site.

Mark

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Blimey! Lets hope its not quite as cold on the day as the BBC reckon it is right now in Hereford ;)

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LOL, forget dew strips, we may need to light a fire under the scopes to stop them freezing ;):rolleyes:

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We nearly did at Kelling Spring 2008 :rolleyes:

It was a bit brisk wasnt it ;)

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It was a bit brisk wasnt it :)

Tyring to get some sleep that night, the only way I could get warm was to wear a hat, jumper, salopettes, 2 pairs of socks and have one sleeping bag wrapped in another. Never been so cold in my life (and I've been skiing in temps reaching minus 20)! I purchased an electric fan heater after that, warm n' toasty these days :).

Tony..

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Just a point about the vehicles most if not all of us will arrive in.

Where will they be parked in relation to the field we are in.

I expect they will be parked up and not needed until departure.

I am thinking about the need to mask lights, such as Interior and external.

Ron.

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Another clear up question. The electrical feed to the pitch is a 16Amp fixed to a post I take it? It will be the round female socket, so I need to provide everything my side of that point.

I know it's a dumb ask, but I just want to be certain. Dalby didn't have electricity for anyone, unless they took their own genny.:)

Ron.:)

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Here's what you'll need on the end of your cable Ron, in order to connect to power outlet on-site.

Dave

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I am thinking about the need to mask lights, such as Interior and external.

Ron.

Red cellophane??

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.... I purchased an electric fan heater after that, warm n' toasty these days ...

I took one to Kielder and it was magic, all warm in the tent and I couldn't for the life of me think why people thoght it was cold up there... until the Saturday night when it was clear and at about 5.30am with the outside temperature somewhere near the -5/6 mark they cut the power... :)

blumming freezing.... :)

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Ask Daz about being cold in Kielder... he had to steal my duvet to stop himself dying!

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You're a tough lot, of that there's no doubt!!

I salute :), your powers of endurance, but will 'stick' with my centrally heated caravan :)

Yeah, I know, I'm a 'softy', but a warm one ;)

Dave

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I am thinking about the need to mask lights, such as Interior and external.

Why not take everything out of the car and throw it in the tent Ron, there's no need to mask anything then :).

Tony..

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Why not take everything out of the car and throw it in the tent Ron, there's no need to mask anything then :).

Tony..

HehHehHeh! The simple solution can sometimes be the best one.:)

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Here's what you'll need on the end of your cable Ron, in order to connect to power outlet on-site.

Dave

I would have bet on it being that one Dave, but the bets I've had lately have just put smiles on the Bookies face.

Cheers mate.:)

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Just take out the fuse for the indicators and interior lights Ron :)

Regards

Kevin

That's an Idea Kev. but thinking on it, the car once parked on my pitch won't be going anywhere but back home on the Sunday morning. And as Tony said, everything I need will be out of it, and sould there be a need to open it, it will be in daylight.:)

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Cool @ Steve - I melt without internet access :)

I was thinking of taking my router along anyway for remote monitoring of imaging, so I *might* be able to extend its range a smidge :)

Is there going to be a central socialisation area at the site btw?? I am imagining a camp-fire type scenario, but a camp fire probably isn't allowed - maybe just a 'bring your seat and chat' area would be allowed though?

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A couple of other questions spring to mind as well - for those that requested power (such as myself) are the campsite providing 13amp sockets?? Or is it those 16amp jobbies and I need to make my own converter?

The other question I have is music - is it allowed onsite? I like imaging with a bit of floyd going myself.....

Richie

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A couple of other questions spring to mind as well - for those that requested power (such as myself) are the campsite providing 13amp sockets?? Or is it those 16amp jobbies and I need to make my own converter?

The other question I have is music - is it allowed onsite? I like imaging with a bit of floyd going myself.....

Richie

Richie, you'll need one of those 16A camping supply units like this one: SunnCamp Deluxe Mobile mains power unit | CampingWorld.co.uk . I was told that whilse you could feasibly make your own, having all that expensive kit running in a wet, possibly dew infested field, you would want something that's guaranteed to do the job (and that's not casting any aspersions on your electrical skills!).

WRT music, not for me to say but if I was going to listen to music whilst on a star party, I'd keep it to headphones as one person's music is another person's noise plus there will be other campers on the site and when they're asleep, we'll (hopefully) be awake and we wouldn't want to annoy them.

Tony..

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There will be a warm room/tea, coffee tent for you use.

As for the music side of it, keep it to head phones as Pink Floyd is not everyone's cup of tea....

As Tony has said we must be sympathetic to the other campers so we must remain quiet...

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Im planning to keep my headphones on as i have a very "eclectic" music taste :)

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