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wulfrunian

Wolves and Black Country observing group...

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... is now officially formed!

Good to meet up with others off the forum tonight ;) Okay, so we didn't actually do any observing (well that's not quite true, there were three stars visible when we came out of the pub), but four of us met at the farm to check it out, and it seems a good site.

We decided that it's a place we'd be able to use at short notice if it looks like being clear and there's a few of us free on any particular night. So, the plan is to post on here and/or text round if we share numbers, whenever someone wants to go out there.

I'll PM those who were interested but couldn't make tonight, with my number and the address of the farm. Hope to see some of you there, with clear skies, soon!

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It was a good start to sorting out an observing group and not a bad place either so a big thanks to Steve-bham for suggesting the site and sharing it with us. Thankyou Steve. Sorry you couldnt join us but hope to meet up with you soon. Wulfrunian, Goatsmilk and Steve-wolves are 3 great guys and look forward to our first decent observing session for the group.

All the best

OK

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Shame I couldnt make it, would like to meet you guys although I will be a bit shy ;) and shame about the damned weather. Defo when there are clear skies count me in... Ill PM wulfrunian my mobile so next time were arranging let me know ;)

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Thanks for the pm. Really appreciate that. It'll encourage me to get out and embarrass myself with my lack of knowledge ;)

Not far from me either.

See you there soon.

Steve

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Dont be shy and its only a lack of knowledge due to the lack of observing we do. One of the main aims for the observers group and especially for me is to be able to meet like minded people who want to expand on what little knowledge of the night sky we do have and progress to a more advanced level of observing.

Regards

OK

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hey solar wallace, I will be in exactly the same posistion... its all new to me too! only had scope since xmas! we all have to start somewhere and having different levels of abilities makes it all the more interesting I think... how boring would it be if we all knew it all!!

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Hi and welcome Teaman. I am sure you will be welcome to join us.

Why not tell us a bit about yourself and what telescope you might have.

Regards

OK

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Yes all welcome Teaman, the more the merrier ;)

No need to be shy spacetrace! Although I've had a scope for a while, I've only changed to a dob since the end of last year, so I'm a newbie again trying to find my way round the sky! As you say, it makes it more interesting that we've all got different levels of knowledge.

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Still interested, couldn't make it last weekend.

Even if we don't want to lug the fract there and I can peer through someone else's EPs. I'd be happy to donate the use of my Lappy and un-modded EOS 1000D.

Andy

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Well I'll probably bring my Explorer 150 but if anyone wants to use my Explorer 130 Heritage then I could bring that along too.

Steve

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AndyC and Solarwallace, It will be good to have you on board and yes, bring your lappy's and your explorers. It is your kit and the idea is to observe/image with it. This way as well, if you have any problems or just wish to compare then help may be on hand. Its a bit of fun and a chance to get out and use our scopes and chat about, well, astronomy.

Lets hope for a clear weekend soon.

OK

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As a Pelsall girl with a planisphere and a pair of binos - can I come too please?

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As a Pelsall girl with a planisphere and a pair of binos, can i come as well please?!;)

More the merrier! cant wait to get some clear skies!

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Anyone welcome :eek: PMs for you Andy and NicNac.

I'm expecting clear skies this coming weekend and the next one, as I can't make them, so enjoy it if any of you get out there then!

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It's usually the way we had a clear sky last night but I was out in Wolves having a few head wetting beers in the Great Western whilst toasting crumpets by an open fire, so I got over it quite quickly

Fingers crossed we will get some more clear skies very soon.

Stu

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Hi

Would love to be part of the local astro gang, so put my name down and keep me in the loop.

Will not be attending till i get a scope, Its been on order since 15th Jan. It could turn up anywhere between now and May, due to stock issues.

Any how look forward to meeting you all some day soon.

:eek:

Thanks

Tim

Ps Can we have a gang tattoo and pick on other gangs?

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Ps Can we have a gang tattoo and pick on other gangs?

Hmmmmmm...what about a washable transfer out of the Beano?:eek:

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Anyone welcome :eek: PMs for you Andy and NicNac.

I'm expecting clear skies this coming weekend and the next one, as I can't make them, so enjoy it if any of you get out there then!

Now thats one way to get out of buying around of drinks. :evil6:

OK

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hi Steve

Weather could be good this weekend. Shall we go for it?

OK

Imgoing to be mountless till next Saturday when i get a CG5 GT mount as selling my Nexstar mount. But fingers crossed it clear :eek:

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