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Sir Bob, why would some one need a double toilet tent?????? I also call my toilet the command center...funny that...My missus often walks past to hear cries of "Warp factor 9....engage".

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Sir Bob, why would some one need a double toilet tent?????? I also call my toilet the command center...funny that...My missus often walks past to hear cries of "Warp factor 9....engage".

Klingons are always a problem :)

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Cut a hole in the roof and you have an observatory!

Might buy one for that eh!

Didn't I read somewhere that some of you guys use toilet tents to put up around the scope when you go to sleep?

New Gelert Green Brook Shower, Utility or Toilet Tent (TEN276) - Surplus and Outdoors

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Chris

that's what I'm going to be going.

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Cut a hole in the roof and you have an observatory!

Might buy one for that eh!

Didn't I read somewhere that some of you guys use toilet tents to put up around the scope when you go to sleep?

New Gelert Green Brook Shower, Utility or Toilet Tent (TEN276) - Surplus and Outdoors

Regards

Chris

Cheaper in argos I'm afraid!

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Hi The Thing,

Was not for one minute suggesting this was the one to buy, in fact I did not even look at the product apart from searching for a toilet tent.

But if there is an Argos one that costs less, by all means let us all know about it. You never know I might buy one to put alongside my RV as long as nobody uses it as a toilet :)

Best regards

Chris

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Hi Kev,

Ah, even though I was not looking at buying a tent I know which one I would buy and it is not the smaller lightweight Argos one!!

However back to my original question which a couple have answered. Is that the sort of thing you guys and gals use to cover up the scope over night when at a star party?

Best regards

crhsi

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Some folks do. I use a Kettle BBQ cover...or a big black bin-bag if I forget it.

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Some folks do. I use a Kettle BBQ cover...or a big black bin-bag if I forget it.
a bin bag sounds reasonable to me, but the camera and scope will be put in the car or tent :)

Chris: I would favour the Gelert version as well

Edited by Photosbykev

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Sir Bob, why would some one need a double toilet tent??????

Table, chair, laptop, cans of beer etc. Imaging command center :)

Edited by SteveL

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Chris: I would favour the Gelert version as well

There's not much in it, it seems. Frustratingly, Gelert don't give the hydrostatic head figures for their's but it's bound to be comprable to the Argos one at 1000mm. The Gelert one is 30cm a side bigger though, which would seem to be better vale as it's only about £3 more expensive.

You've converted me to the Gelert!

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I just have this image of a toilet tent running around the field with a telescope sticking out yelling "Exterminate! Exterminate!".. hmm.

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Booked Thurs, Fri & Sat night, my first star party, can't wait :)

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same here but only Thurs and Fri - will be excellent!

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I've just sprayed these spreader plates I've made for my NEQ6 Pro mount with Halford Glow-in-the-dark paint so that the corners of my set up are clearly defined. Hopefully it will avoid any one AND me kicking the tripod. :glasses1:

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Perhaps we should spray some glow in the dark paint arrows to point at the toilets and more importantly the tea tent :)

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Jobs to do:-

Check car over.

Tyre pressures.

Disable interior lights.

Pack the car with:-

tent

4 sleeping bags

3 duvets

3 air beds

cooker and spare gas

pots and pans

crockery

cutlery

table and chairs

folding chairs

toys for kids

DS for kids

games for kids

kids books

2 kids bags of clothes

teddy bears

Tikki

food

Non alcoholic drinks

cool box fridge

change of clothes

wash kit

towels

wet weather gear

sun cream (just in case)

sat nav

Whined up torches (with red on )

pifco head lamp.

camera

my Fishing gear

Kids Swimming gear

Kids Gym suff

Kids Running gear

Kids board games

Shop for:-

2 days breakfast.

loo rolls

Snack lunches for kids

Extra kids food

Hot chocolate

Milk

washing up liquid

matches or gas lighter for cooker

Fuel for car.

I'm sure I've forgotten something......:glasses1:

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I'm sure I've forgotten something......:glasses1:

Going by you list i think you need to also bring YOUR SCOPE :):D

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Going by you list i think you need to also bring YOUR SCOPE :icon_eek::D

Ahhhhhhh Knew I'd missed something out. Thanks for that.

:glasses1:

:)

:p

;)

:)

:icon_eek:

Will it all fit in the car??

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Tent, self inflating mat, sleeping bag, camping stove and kettle, camera gear. Sorted :glasses1:

oh if it was only that easy lol

Edited by Photosbykev

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Don't forget Jaffa Cakes, the official currency of star parties!

Steve

And Otters :glasses1:

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