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Can we put our hands up for this please :)

2 plus dog and leccie please.

colin

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I missed the talks at SSP too...would like to have got to know a little more about how to observe our nearest star!:) Would be great if we could have a play with your kit, Nick!:)

.....I was at SGL4, Neil...I don't remember any talks:icon_scratch: or was I just too hung over from the night before?:)

Stef

It wasn't a 'talk' as such... Rob kindly agreed to show me his processing routines, and a few others decided to join us, so we ended up with a workshop in the tea tent! And it was really good:D I think Rob learnt a few tricks too as people started sharing alternative ways of doing things.

Helen

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That's what I found with Richie also, some great processing ideas banding about.

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On the subject of talks at SGL5, my next door neighbour runs an AV equipment hire company. I'm sure if SGL5 wanted a large screen (40" say) for showing computer displays for talks I feel sure we hire the kit at a very reasonable rate.

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It wasn't a 'talk' as such... Rob kindly agreed to show me his processing routines, and a few others decided to join us, so we ended up with a workshop in the tea tent! And it was really good:D I think Rob learnt a few tricks too as people started sharing alternative ways of doing things.

Helen

I really enjoyed Rob's mini workshop and I picked up loads of useful pointers.

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I keep getting drawn to this thread like a moth to a candle.

I've never done a Star Party before, being a bit of a loner in astronomy, so would be slightly concerned about being a bit of a 'spare part' while there? (I can be a bit shy, in person). I would be coming on my own as SWMBO isn't interested and wont camp o/s the summer months.

I've very tempted to come though, as I'm sure I would reap huge benefits from seeing other people observe and talking to folks.

I'd like to be considered as a tentative if I may please? I'd probably need leccy as hopefully I'll have a LPI by then!

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We dont bite... well, not often! The first star party I went to was kelling Spring 2007, and I didnt know anyone at all. Yep I felt a bit nervous before I went, but once there, I had no such problems.

Going to SGL5 will be even less of a problem, as you already know people online (and they know you). We are all there for the same reason, to enjoy ourselves and hopefully get a clear night or two.

I am a "loner" astronomer when I am at home, and enjoy the solitary part of the hobby, just me and my kit in the garden, but when it comes to star parties with friends, I wouldnt miss them for the world!

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Here here...

Case in point, Steve and I were at PM's last year for his Star Party, and the atmosphere and people there were great. SSP was one of the nicest crowds of people I can recall meeting, and we had a real laugh.. they are something not to be missed (he says after just forking out for in tent heaters...eleccy hook-ups, spare car battery, better sleeping bag...)

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Cheers gents. I'll be coming then.

Anyone in the Surrey area want to share a lift (I don't mind driving - company car and all that)?

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Muhaha! Fresh blood...

wait... did I just type that out loud? :)

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Gulp!

I'll be the timid one in the corner with black rings round my eys from looking thru joke EPs, one eyebrow and gaffer taped to a tree!

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Don't forget the sacrificial goat Steve....

:-)

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Got it: -

Scope - Check

EPs - Check

Tent - Check

Otter - Otter?!?

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And I believe that was posted the day before September's Kelling event last year... the legend of the otter should be passed down through the generations.

Sorry, back on topic now...

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I would love to come too; electric would be preferable but can manage without at a push

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Yay! SWMBO has agreed to let me free that w/end! I'm a definite!

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I'm booking a pitch near the Loo same as this year

Fight you for it. :o

Mike

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