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wulfrunian

Wolves and Black Country observing group...

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I know the one you're talking about actually. We had a party there once as they have a function room.

We are talking about using the room again soon, so when I call I will ask if its a possibility and let you know.

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I know the one you're talking about actually. We had a party there once as they have a function room.

We are talking about using the room again soon, so when I call I will ask if its a possibility and let you know.

That's great thanks :)

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I have a forecast of clear skies good transparency and moderate seeing. Only bad thing is its likely to get very cold and dewy with a moon about 95% luminous :undecided:

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Just checked moon rise times for sat and its around 6.30pm - and the weather according to the BBC is going to be clear nearly all night - worth a punt or what ??????

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My 200p arrived today! I'm not 100% sure what I'm up to tomorrow night, but there is a 50/50 chance I could make it.

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Here is the mugshot with the scope, as requested (sorry about the size) :p

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Didn't have enough time to take it out tonight and there was a bit of cloud cover which ruined the views somewhat. But aiming it out of the house with the front door open for 30 minutes, I could still see the moon and make out the bands around Jupiter. Don't know what the neighbours would have thought if they'd seen me.

It's a pretty nice bit of kit! Very happy. Just need to do some research into eye pieces and what not now.

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Well the scopes goin outside in a bit. Gonna be on jupiter watch the grs is due on the central meridian at 7.45 ish tonight so should be visible about an hour before and after an i think a little moon watch is on the cards.

Nice pic Anthony bet your pleased with the new scope mate. Paul

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Hope you have fun Paul. I will be heading out to a dark site I have obtained though a friend of my brother tonight. If you are all heading somewhere in the next couple of weeks I would very much like to come along though.

Steve, once I have been to the place and am comfortable with the farmer who is letting us use it I will give you a shout. It's about 5 minutes away from the Bassetts Pole island on the way to Tamworth.

Bought a Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm EP today and a 2 x barlow, so should be a fun night.

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See what the weather is doing friday 14th/Saturday 15th - close to new moon? Don't think I'll have the DIY powertank sorted by then but be good to just do some observing :)

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Hope you have fun Paul. I will be heading out to a dark site I have obtained though a friend of my brother tonight. If you are all heading somewhere in the next couple of weeks I would very much like to come along though.

Steve, once I have been to the place and am comfortable with the farmer who is letting us use it I will give you a shout. It's about 5 minutes away from the Bassetts Pole island on the way to Tamworth.

Bought a Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm EP today and a 2 x barlow, so should be a fun night.

Sounds good. Let me know how you get on.

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Just a quickie, to let everyone know that MeteorWatch on Barr Beacon tonight is, needless to say, cancelled due to this awful weather. :-(

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According to both the Met Office and AccuWeather there is a clear band passing over Birmingham between midnight and 4am. I will be grabbing the opportunity, even if it's just a couple of hours lying on the sun lounger in the garden.

(I don't know why it's called a sun lounger, I've never used it in daylight!)

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So has anyone managed to get out and do some observing?

Found any more good sites to use?

It's terrible at the moment, I haven't been out for ages due to the bad weather and being sooo busy over Xmas! :(

Had a 2" Skywatcher UHC for Xmas and really want to get out for a look at Orion's Nebula and the like!!

Dan.

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Perton Library Astronomy group doing an evening Stargazing live event on Thursday 17th Jan 7pm the site is only good for beginners and the library provides space for displays etc

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