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First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014

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9 years 10 months ago #101515 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Okay yall..
Just 3 more Sleeps, make sure
you have your check list done up
and all signed off before you leave
cause once you're down in Skelligs
it's too late..

Cheers Roy

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9 years 10 months ago #101516 by johnflannery
Replied by johnflannery on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Cheers Roy!

I won't get down 'til at least 9pm as something has come up which means I can't leave Dublin 'til about 4pm.

Have the workshop done up and the talk/demos will last about an hour.

Just to give a taster, my talk is based around the idea of Joe Orman's list linked to as a pdf in the first paragraph on the page at www.aeromoe.com/_100nakedeye.html (which is the author's slightly different take on the list). Another version is at darkerview.com/wordpress/?p=8713 and a good book on the subject is Fred Schaaf's "Seeing the Sky".

Safe journey everyone and will see you all on Friday,

John

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9 years 10 months ago #101521 by Neill
Forecast now showing possible observing on both nights! It will probably change again.

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9 years 10 months ago #101528 by Roy Stewart
Replied by Roy Stewart on topic First "Skelligs Star Party" August 22nd/23rd 2014
Nice1 john..

By the time you get down we should
all be staring at Saturn setting in the West.
Nice1 about the Talk/Workshop really looking
forward to it..

Cheers Roy

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9 years 10 months ago #101532 by johnflannery
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By the time you get down we should all be staring at Saturn setting in the West.


Hope to get there in time to catch the ringed-planet and Mars. I noticed there is an ISS pass on Saturday evening that bisects the two planets ... should be a nice sight.

Heavens-Above also lists a bright Iridium flare after 4am on both Saturday and Sunday mornings in the head of Orion (near lambda Orionis). That should be quite dramatic too for astro-photographers.

John
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9 years 10 months ago #101536 by manic_dave
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