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4 years 4 months ago #108326 by lunartic_old
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How far are you guys prepared to travel to find a good spot?  I am not suggesting halfway across the country here, but an idea of distance will help try to pinpoint a location.

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4 years 4 months ago #108327 by michael_murphy
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Hi Paul,

I'd be willing to travel up to 90mins.

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #108328 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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90 mins would be fine by me.

That would get us quite a far way from the lights. 

Are you still thinking of somewhere in the Wicklow National Park?

I have my scope set-up in the back garden for some observing. So, I'm going to head-out to try observe a few galaxies around Ursa Major - M81 and M82, and M51, but I'll check in again later this evening lads.

Clear skies,

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4 years 4 months ago #108332 by lunartic_old
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I was looking at Google maps and I found a place called Kilmichael Point on the Wicklow/Wexford border.  It has a good view to the east and south, the land to the west looks flat.  It is by the sea and there is an old coast guard station, I don't know if it is occupied.  It looks like there is an area where scopes can be set up.  I hope to pop down this weekend or next to check it out.  Have a look and tell me what you think.

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4 years 4 months ago #108334 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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That's great Paul, and I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on.

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4 years 4 months ago #108337 by michael_murphy
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I had a look on Google Street view.  There were cars parked by the house.

It could be a holiday let I suppose.
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