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Think I'll give SGL5 a miss. :(


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Ok peeps, after looking at the weather reports it's not looking so good and I really don't fancy living in a tent in the cold without the prospect of getting some good observing/imaging in! I think it was the forcast of FOG for Friday that tipped the balance :D I mean...FOG.....that just takes the biscuit.

So with the prospect of a 3 hour drive to sit under clouds and then stare at fog I think I'd sooner have a beer at home in the warm.

I knew if I went the weather would be bad.....though maybe now it will change!!!!

Cheers all.

Matt.

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Actually according to the Met Office the weather is going to be good but you are missing one important point and it's a big one....

It's about socialising as well, meeting people you only ever see on the laptop, thats where the fun is.

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This is the problem with star parties but it is about meeting the people too. But i know what you mean, the prospect of no observing would be too much for me too.

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I live in Manchester and I am going to ignor the forcasts. I will be going down and I am sure it's better than doing the same as last weekend and the weekend before etc etc. Chance to meet some people n all .

If I get an hour or so to do some viewing either of the nights then it will be worth it

My first one so maybe I am alittle excited than most ????

Teddy

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I'm travelling 10 hours each way from Aberdeen, and clouds will not deter me. If I go home not having seen anything other than grey skies, I'll be just fine with that.

I'm in it for meeting like-minded and friendly folk, many of whom I have met at previous events, and many that I've known online for a long time and want to put faces to names.

Dark clear skies would put the cherry on the cake.

Andrew

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I know that socialising is a big factor and if it was closer I wouldnt be to bothered, I wanted to pick brains and tour the sky and learn how to polar align correctly etc and see my tracking times on my humble eq5 double..yes I'm selfish and it's all about me :D

I'll check the latest weather reposrts in the morning and see if anything changes! and Doc where did you get your weather reports from? as the met office shows cloud and fog all weekend?

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I'm travelling 10 hours each way from Aberdeen, and clouds will not deter me. If I go home not having seen anything other than grey skies, I'll be just fine with that.

I'm in it for meeting like-minded and friendly folk, many of whom I have met at previous events, and many that I've known online for a long time and want to put faces to names.

Dark clear skies would put the cherry on the cake.

Andrew

Well done that man, look forward to seeing you again, must bring my box to stand on when talking to you LOL!

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I know that socialising is a big factor and if it was closer I wouldnt be to bothered, I wanted to pick brains and tour the sky and learn how to polar align correctly etc and see my tracking times on my humble eq5 double..yes I'm selfish and it's all about me :D

I'll check the latest weather reposrts in the morning and see if anything changes! and Doc where did you get your weather reports from? as the met office shows cloud and fog all weekend?

I admit it was yesterday but the met office showed clear skies around Hereford for Fri and Sat.

Edit: Have just checked and you are correct must have been updated. Oh well your choice.

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Metcheck is forecasting two clear nights (Thursday/Friday)

This is the problem with star parties but it is about meeting the people too. But i know what you mean, the prospect of no observing would be too much for me too.

Mmmm... I know someone who took too much notice of the forecast for a starparty, and then didn't have anything to observe with as the whole evening was clear. Who was that RUSS?

:D

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I consider Star Parties as social events; if the sky is clear then that is a bonus.

SGL-1 was a very small affair (I think SGL had around 200-300 members back then). Six of us met in a wood cabin in deepest, darkest Wales. It rained continuously, day and night, but we had a great time :D

Steve

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Metcheck is forecasting two clear nights (Thursday/Friday)

Mmmm... I know someone who took too much notice of the forecast for a starparty, and then didn't have anything to observe with as the whole evening was clear. Who was that RUSS?

:)

hehe yes i remember that well. Had a strop before i left and threw all the kit back in the garage because the forecast carp. Got to Kelling and witnessed the best skies ever. Kicked Ant off his scope and really enjoyed myself :D

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I'm not going but wish I was. one thing's for sure, if you don't go you won't enjoy it!

as a newbie I'd get a lot more from it than most I think and it would be excellent to meet all the friendly people on here in the flesh - there's nothing like 'real' people even today! :D

my main thing not to take would be a cheque book or a pot of cash - far too tempting I wager!

second to observing I reckon that sitting out, having a few beers and chatting would be a close second.

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