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New house in mid wales


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Hi folks.

Just moved to my new house in midwales.

Outside now with the Mrs having a brew.

Can't believe how bright the milk way is. Even with lights on its blazing away .

Made up.

Thanks

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Sounds great. I have often looked at light pollution maps and noticed mid and west Wales looks good for dark skies.  When’s the telescope going to get unpacked?  😀

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Welcome to Wales - superb scenery and dark skies, what's not to like?  Well, I guess the main frustration is lack of clear nights, particularly in the winter, but we get a good few in the summer, and in some ways I find this time of year the most productive (which is OK if you're retired and don't have to get up early I guess)

PS you probably know already, but there's an active astronomy society in Newtown

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Yes!!!!! Newtown Astronomy meets very near to your location... I haven't been able to go ATM as it's too far/travel costs/work commitments. Lovely bunch of folks.

Hope to see you around! 

 

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15 hours ago, ScouseSpaceCadet said:

If you need a butler I'm great at folding things and cook a mean Pot Noodle©. 👍

Enjoy your new home. 😀

That's great Mrs S is in Morocco next week I could do with a cook .

Do you do the washing aswell. 🤣

Dave

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36 minutes ago, Dave scutt said:

That's great Mrs S is in Morocco next week I could do with a cook .

Do you do the washing aswell. 🤣

Dave

We have a late teens girl still at home and as I work from home, two washes a day can get done. I even use fabric conditioner!

Culinary skills are not limited to Pot Noodle©. I'm also a dab hand at choosing the perfect takeaway. Dead posh like, "Will Sir be dining on Indian, Chinese or Turkish tonight?". "May I recommend a fine pale ale to complete the ensemble?" 

I'm really surprised noone will take me on as their dark sky butler, given those impeccable credentials. I'll just keep trying. 😉

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14 hours ago, RobertI said:

Superb, you have a lot to look forward to, and I look forward to the reports! Congratulations. How about a daytime tour of your observing site?

I will do a small video tomorrow 

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Wow some lovely comments. 

I will defo try to go to astro meet.

Just looking at ursa minor and the milkyway amazing. Just done a sqm reading 21.32.

Only just going into astro darkness though.

It will be a few weeks before I get my scope out.

Just finished the last trip with the 3.5 ton hire van.

4 trips and 400 miles in 3 days 👍

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On 06/08/2022 at 18:04, ScouseSpaceCadet said:

Culinary skills are not limited to Pot Noodle©. I'm also a dab hand at choosing the perfect takeaway. Dead posh like, "Will Sir be dining on Indian, Chinese or Turkish tonight?".

I fear someone has overestimated the variety of takeaway options throughout mid Wales. 

"We do 'ave fish, chips, and I think there might be a Peter's Savoury Pie out the back, but there'll be a wait, you OK with that mun?"  "Oh, and we shut at 8pm"

(Valleys boy, I'm allowed) 

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Adding plural to Valleys - I'm Rhondda, not SoCal!
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My in-laws live in the Llanfair area, and I always take my scope with me.  The skies are incredible, compared to Wakefield.  It works out quite nicely as the Father in law seems to like having a nosey through the scope too.  Last weekend, the Milky Way was clear and bright, and there were great views to be had of a fair few DSOs.

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