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3 years 6 months ago #109448 by lunartic_old
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Hi all

Now that those of us in Dublin are in lockdown for the foreseeable future, I am wondering if there are any locations within the county suitable for observing.  Thinking on the south side of the city, perhaps there are places around Kilternan and Glencullen.
Anyone know of any such place?

Paul

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3 years 6 months ago #109449 by michael_murphy
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The IAS used to meet at the grave yard in Glencullen. There is a car park there.

There is also Johnnie Foxes or the blue lamp. Both have car parks which should be empty.

There is a car park here.

www.google.ie/maps/place/53%C2%B014'23.2...?hl=en-GB&authuser=0

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3 years 6 months ago #109450 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Paul, 

Great idea about trying to locate a Dublin site to observe from. 

In addition to Michael's suggestions, somewhere along Ballyman Road (close to Kilternan) might be an idea. I'm often out walking here:
( www.dublinmountains.ie/recreation_sites/carrickgollogan/ ) It will provide good Southern skies, but one issue would be the light pollution from Enniskerry. 

I'll have a good think about other places too. 

Clear skies, 

Darren. 
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3 years 6 months ago #109451 by lunartic_old
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It will make no difference where we go, Darren, there will always be light pollution, especially from Dublin.
I was thinking of the car park by the graveyard, Michael, it was there I first met you guys many years ago.  Aubrey had the hulking 8" scope and mount that looked like it was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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3 years 6 months ago #109452 by flt158
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I am willing to go with the flow, lads. 
This is a great discussion!
Thank you. 

Best regards and clear skies, 

Aubrey. 
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