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Is Riversdale House b&b close to a dark sky?

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1 month 4 weeks ago #112364 by Neil40
Hi all, I hope everyone is well. Does anyone know if there is somewhere suitable to set up my little Seestar for imaging near this b&b in Glendalough? Trooperstown lodge is closed and I dont drive so ill be getting a lift down with my Seestar and my car jumper battery and shall be on my own. 
There's a b&b in Trooperstown but its a half hour walk from the caspark.  Its all very last minute!  Has anyone ever stayed there?  Thanks

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1 month 4 weeks ago #112365 by michael_murphy
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Hi Neil,

I've never been there but looking at Google maps it looks like the B&B itself might work (assuming they don't have too much in the way of outside lighting).
It also looks like there is a path to the Miner's way walking trail. This might get you far enough away from the B&B to image.
If that doesn't work out, there is a forest path about 500M down the road from the B&B on the other side. Disadvantage is it requires walking on that road after dark.

Hope this helps,

Michael.
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1 month 4 weeks ago #112366 by Neil40
That great Michael thanks. Ill go so. And I have a powerful torch so if I do any road walking ill be brighter than any car! I'm excited now!
Thanks again. I'll let you know how I get on.

Neil.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #112374 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Neil,

Did you end up going?

Sounds like it would've been a great trip.

Clear skies,

Darren.

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1 month 1 week ago #112379 by Neil40
Hi Darren, yes I went. I got a lift from my brother early, and scouted around. Beside the a@b was good for setting up.
Then as the evening slowly turned to night the Clear Outside app started to show more and more cloud as did Accuwrather. Kind of like today!
I got about 6 minutes of M13.
So the trip was a bust. But thats all part of astronomy I suppose. :(

Neil
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1 month 1 week ago #112381 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Sorry to hear that Neil...not to worry...atnleast you managed to get some imaging done.

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Darren.

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