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2 weeks 3 days ago #106790 by lunartic
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Hi all

If anyone is up for a night at the Sugarloaf on the 17th, meeting will be at 8 pm. The 17th is the night of the Leonid meteor shower, with luck we will catch some.

Paul

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2 weeks 3 days ago #106791 by flt158
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If it is clear, Paul, I can come along.

Thank you for announcing this.

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2 weeks 2 days ago #106792 by lunartic
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Fingers crossed.

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2 weeks 2 days ago #106793 by flt158
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...and with the 6 layers!

I have just invited another.

So a load more are welcome.
C'mon now everybody.
Please join us -safety in numbers.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #106794 by michael_murphy
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Count me in Paul,

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6 days 17 hours ago #106808 by lunartic
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Long range forecast looks promising.

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6 days 17 hours ago #106809 by michael_murphy
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It'll be windy tho'

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6 days 17 hours ago #106810 by flt158
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However the wind will keep the dreaded dew away.

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4 days 13 minutes ago #106815 by flt158
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Hello, Paul and Michael.
I don't think we will be having clear skies at the Sugarloaf Car Park unfortunately.
What I pity! I had a full 3 hour observing session on Thursday night.
I will be submitting a report as to what I saw later on.

It is Valerie's birthday on Saturday; so I won't be available then also.

Maybe we could try for next Friday night 25th November at the same location.
But why not?
There is a 6 day old Moon -I know.


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3 days 20 hours ago #106816 by flt158
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Looks like it is all systems go after all!

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Sugarloaf.

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3 days 17 hours ago - 3 days 17 hours ago #106817 by lunartic
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At this moment I am backing out, too cloudy, I will keep an eye out for the next hour or so to see if there's an improvement.

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2 days 23 hours ago #106818 by michael_murphy
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Hi Paul,

You missed a good evening. There were five of us the the end and we stayed until 11 or so.

The South and East of the sky were mostly clear.

I saw Uranus, Neptune, asteroids Iris, Nysa and Julia. and a few of the brighter fuzzzies.

I ended the evening with M42.

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2 days 20 hours ago #106820 by lunartic
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Nice to hear, I guess I'll never make a weather forecaster.

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2 days 15 hours ago #106821 by flt158
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By reckoning it was a splendid evening too.
The chat was great. Seeing was not great for doubles.
I could not get a split on Zeta Aquarii even at 167X.
The Crab Nebula (M1) was easy to sight.
We also saw a very bright Leonid. A first for me.

Michael and I find that the "clear outside" website a very useful tool.
It even includes Roundwood as well as Bray and Greystones.

By the way, Paul, thank you for your phone message.

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