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Doc

How about a meet at Sawley tonight 2.2.2012

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Doc

Looks like it's going to be clear.

If it is how about a meet down Sawley tonight starting about 19.30.

If there's a few of us I'll get the key of Glider and see you there.

Doc

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Doc

The address of our Sawley dark site is as follows:

Warren Lane,

Sawley,

Nottinghamshire,

NG10 3AE

sawleywide.jpg

sawleyclose.jpg

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catman161

Hi, I would like to come along, however I am really new to astronomy and don't wanna be a burden. Would it be ok for a 'newbie' to attend?

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Doc

Hi, I would like to come along, however I am really new to astronomy and don't wanna be a burden. Would it be ok for a 'newbie' to attend?

By all means come and try it. If you do like it and want to join the next meet you will have to subscribe to the darksite group and pay £20, this does get you access to two dark sites, to find out more read here:


/>http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.co.uk/topic/66-how-to-become-a-dark-site-member/

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catman161

That's awesome thanks very much What a bargain price too! I may not be able to make it now,but will definitely head over if I can get some things sorted before this evening.

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Doc

I've just looked at the Met Office infrared satillite animation and there's a great big cloud heading our way.


/>http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_IR.html

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Celeste

I am out the back at the mo, not too bad out, Are you still meeting?

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Celeste

Will check back in 30 mins then as I am outside trying to get Jupiter :)

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Daz Type-R

Doh, would of loved to of gone but 7.30 is bang on my 2 year olds bedtime. Never mind, maybe next time.

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BAZ

I have got high cloud moving in now, and there's a halo round the Moon.

It looks doubtful judging by the Met office infra red map.

I had a cracking sky last night, but was in York with my Son, and no scope.

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Celeste

Yup high cloud moving in :( oh well I had a bit of time out

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Doc

Looking at the sky while cooking dinner and can hardly see any stars so I'm going to give it till I've eaten my dinner then make a decision.

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catman161

I can't make it any more. Will get to the next one. Thanks for being so welcoming. :)

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Doc

Had another look and can only see the moon and Jupiter, high cloud is blocking out all the stars so I'm going to give it a miss.

There will be other times I'm sure.

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Celeste

Agreed, I have come in now it was getting too cloudy. Plus the planes seemed to love passing over Jupiter lol :lol: My screen would go blank for a second then I had to wait for the trail to shift out the way to refocus...and then there's quite a bright moon.....not done good tonight :(

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Brantuk

I've just packed up after 90 mins on the drive with the 115 and the new SX 3.7 - amazing eyepiece - Jupiter not so good cos it was hazy most of the time - but the moon hen the clouds got out of the way was awesome at 200x :)

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Tweedledum

Was able to get a quick look at venus, jupiter and the moon before the sct decided it was a storm jib and started moving like a good 'un!.

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Doc

I don't think we had much choice, it's along way for certain members to come down, so a decision had to be made.

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Craig

I was out at a friends so it was a no goer. A nice night was had indoors watching films with them. :)

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