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wulfrunian

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Well it's not looking perfect but I've spent so much on new gear whilst waiting for the clouds to clear I must put it to good use!

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Well it's not looking perfect but I've spent so much on new gear whilst waiting for the clouds to clear I must put it to good use!

I know :( I wanna give my new eyepieces a good testing.

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I've got an ES82o N2 30mm, an ED80 DS & WO Field Flattener 0.8x II sitting waiting for 1st light. Mind you I've only got a photo tripod for that scope until I pick up an LXD75 next week.

My fingers have been (too) busy!

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Really hope it's clear, been ages since we had a good clear night.

Tell me about it...Just 1 night with the scope outside would be great! Thought i was going to get out there on Weds but as soon as i lugged the Dob downstairs the clouds had started to roll in :(

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Tell me about it...Just 1 night with the scope outside would be great! Thought i was going to get out there on Weds but as soon as i lugged the Dob downstairs the clouds had started to roll in :(

Still forecasted clear sat. Fingers crossed its true.

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Still forecasted clear sat. Fingers crossed its true.

I don't believe it!! haha...Just had a new SW UHC Filter...I haven't seen through one before, dying to try it out on M42! :)

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I don't believe it!! haha...Just had a new SW UHC Filter...I haven't seen through one before, dying to try it out on M42! :)

thats next on my list to buy. You will have to let me know what you think of it.

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Should be ok to make it Saturday if it remains clear. Will confirm on the day if that's ok.

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Hopefully the weather has got to start improving soon! So has anyone looked at other dark sky sites locally?

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I've not been out to the farm for a while. I've bought a NEQ 6 that I would like to have a play with before SGL 8 also need to evaluate a couple of my scopes as one will have to go in favour of something with more aperture or may be not. Lets hope for some clear skies soon I only have have this weekend then I'm off on my travels again.

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thats next on my list to buy. You will have to let me know what you think of it.

Definately, I hope it is clear tonight and i will give it a spin...I am out Sat, would've loved a meet if it was clear! Grrr.

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Anyone up for tonight forcast clear but windy Wed 6th Feb to look at and pick the best location on Cannock chase, had a visit with the head ranger and he suggested about 10 car parks to look at, with a view to getting it on the Darkskydiscovery web site?

PM me for details, I will be on the chase about 7:30 tonight if it remains clear.

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Unfortunately I'm stuck with taking my teenage daughter to a rock concert tonight. Still could be worse - at least she doesn't like stuff like One Direction!

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Bah sorry Steve only just seen this :/ got the scope out in the back garden must admit it is a bit windy for it! Guiding holding up (just about) for 10 minute subs so not too shabby. Cannock sounds a good location although have been warned in the past about some unsociable activities/people around the Chase at night.

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Bah sorry Steve only just seen this :/ got the scope out in the back garden must admit it is a bit windy for it! Guiding holding up (just about) for 10 minute subs so not too shabby. Cannock sounds a good location although have been warned in the past about some unsociable activities/people around the Chase at night.

I've heard that, people you wouldn't wanna bump into while out observing!

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I've literally just read this as well, doh! :BangHead:

Managed to crack the scope out last night for a few hours, bit of a wind but when your using a dob you can't use that as an excuse ;)

First time I have managed to get out this year in fact so was great...finally got to use my new UHC Filter, Orion Nebula looked amazing, if a little low in the sky when I viewed it + next door neighbour thought it would be a great idea to go out and leave most of her lights on. I'm sure it would look even better under dark skies.

Also managed to tease out a very faint Crab Nebula which was nearly overhead before I went in...with averted vision there was def something there! :)

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I've heard that, people you wouldn't wanna bump into while out observing!

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bit of a wind but when your using a dob you can't use that as an excuse ;)

You can when it's a 1.6m f/l 14" in a solid tube - it does not play ball in a wind! I guess I should count myself lucky I couldn't get out :sad:

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Anyone up for tonight forcast clear but windy Wed 6th Feb to look at and pick the best location on Cannock chase, had a visit with the head ranger and he suggested about 10 car parks to look at, with a view to getting it on the Darkskydiscovery web site?

PM me for details, I will be on the chase about 7:30 tonight if it remains clear.

I was on the chase last night it was really clear, still cannot find M82 or M81 would really like to meet up next time you head there, I know a few good spots as I ride my mountain bike up there a fair bit.

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