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wulfrunian

Wolves and Black Country observing group...

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Hi all I'm new here, I'm in Netherton nearish to the merry hill centre. At the moment I've only got binos (Celestron skymaster 15x70), I would love to use them much more than going out into my back garden (only had them a few days) and I also want to do some photography too (got a Nikon D80 with 18-200 and 70-300 lenses). Are there any good places around here with not too much light pollution and a definite lack of boy racers? I was thinking about places on the way to Bridgenorth and stuff like that, maybe clee hill sort of way too.

Last photo. Did was a little while back of the moon but I'd like to do some wider shots. This should be the link to the pic -

Full Moon 12-10-11 - 05 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Any suggestions?

Huge thanks for any help

Daz :-)

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Hi daz and welcome! Your more than welcome to join use when we have clear skies. :)

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That would be fantastic Steve, huge thanks! I'll pm you my details :)

Daz

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Currently got clear skies over Netherton/Dudley. May well get the bins and the dslr out later if it stays like this. Should be able to find somewhere darkish nearby :)

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Oh flip! Headed out, nice clear skies, thought I'd pop out towards the sticks just past Kingswinford, 10 mins into the journey and a HUGE cloud bank started to come over. Grrr LOL. Got a few photos but mostly light polution lol. I'll post Flickr links if any are ok.

Damn yooooo clouds! **shakes fist at em** LOL

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I've been cursing the clouds this past week...Really wanted to make a trip to Cosford last Sat but the clouds put that off! Had a nice Pizza Express instead, so not all bad :)

Fingers crossed for this weekend - Possibility of a trip out if the interest is there! :)

Dan.

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I'm about this Saturday night unless there's something the missus hasn't told me about.

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Just waiting to see what the crack is with the other half at the mo so will be able to confirm later hopefully...What sort of time do u guys usually meet if you head over there? Providing it's clear that is :D

Smithy...I couldn't open that link :(

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I'm a def for tomorrow night...hopefully we can all meet (clear skies with a bit of luck).

Let me know anyways and we can sort times etc :D

Dan

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Do u guys wanna PM me ur numbers so we can organise meeting later...was thinking we may miss each others messages on here otherwise.

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Well, it's full of cloud over Stourbridge at the mo, bit of blue sky breaking though...

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Well, it's full of cloud over Stourbridge at the mo, bit of blue sky breaking though...

Yep same here total cloud cover :D so will give tonight a miss unless it clears up!

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Not looking the best...not to worry if not, we got every other clear night to get over there, even of its in the week :D

Yeah, give it an hour or two, or I'm gonna have to dive into these cans of beer in the fridge! Haha.

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Not looking the best...not to worry if not, we got every other clear night to get over there, even of its in the week :D

Yeah, give it an hour or two, or I'm gonna have to dive into these cans of beer in the fridge! Haha.

Very true! I'll give it to about 8-9 ish to clear.

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I think the rain has decided this one! Not to worry, we can sort for the coming weeks :D

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Oh this weather is kiling me!

I popped the scope out last night and spent most of the night inside making cups of tea and hot chocolate while passing the time on an FPS game. Forecast on Met Office website was clear skies at 1700 and then when I checked at 2200 it had changed to cloud all night. Agrrrrr!!!!

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Tell me about it! I managed to go to the meteorwatch at Barr Beacon last Friday, that cleared wonderfully, but it's still in a light polluted area. I want to get out to a dark place with these new bins and my Nikon D80! I'm looking at investing in a nice 200mm scope in the next 2-3 months so the weather had better improve or else mother nature had better watch out! LOL

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Gutted, looks like tonight is going to be pretty much the same as last night, cloud, cloud and then an extra serving of cloud :-(

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Hi there, just noticed that Wolves actually had a group :)

Where is the nearest place that you've been that has dark skies?

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