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Well, is there anybody suffering from withdrawal symptoms right now? Shortest nights, clouds, rain, night is still short, rain, clouds, oh and rain again :)

I seriously need to get to a scope fast :-( Please help! Anyway, hopefully we will be looking at the likes of this soon...taken on May 27th last...

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Yes Keith. It appears to be a typical Irish summer once again. So much cloud and rain, although some warm days like today.
I saw the Moon on Monday afternoon, and I was tempted to set up the telescope. But by the time I got home the cloud covered the whole sky yet again.
Still, I try not complain. I have had 37 observing sessions so far this year. I am convinced I shall break my previous record -40 observing sessions in the year 2004! So just 4 to go!
Great shot of M24 though.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Same here, bummed out that I don't get much observing in. I work 4 nights a week (as well as 5 days!) so, on my free nights, I do look forward to an opportunity to do some observing. But nothing - with a telescope (because of the effort between clouds) - for about a month now.

In MAC, we've had 2 successful observing sessions, 2 clouded out, and 6 rained-on since end of January. Grrr!

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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

I watched the weather forecast at the end of tv3 news yesterday evening - at the end of the presentation their is a final screen shot of the following 5 days with a short comment on each.........it could be summerised as follows:

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, RAIN interupted by showers with heavier RAIN, with patches of drizzle intermitently followed by RAIN and then more RAIN with occasional outbursts, followed by thundery downpours followed by RAIN then more RAIN, follewed by RAIN with outbursts of showers inbetween the RAIN :grouphug:

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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

BTW I just noticed the first words at the top of our home page (IFAS) ...and now only coming to fully understand their significance "IFAS is an umbrella group of Astronomical Clubs & Societies"
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Hee Hee that has cheered me up :laugh:
If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson
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BTW I just noticed the first words at the top of our home page (IFAS) ...and now only coming to fully understand their significance "IFAS is an umbrella group of Astronomical Clubs & Societies"
:ermm:


yes all we need now is an offical one ! ;).
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Replied by Pikaia on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Since I went and splashed the cash on a new scope over two months ago I have got out a grand total of 4 times. Declan what's happening with the star BBQ, I just mght turn up for that one :-)

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Replied by eansbro on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Following on from the withdrawl symptoms; we have from the opposite side lovers of all things to do with clouds of The Irish Cloud Appreciation Society.
I understand that astronomers , meteorologists,photographers, artists, writers and poets were either speakers or in attendence in the last years festival.

The Irish Cloud Appreciation Society will hold their 2nd Cloud Festival on the weekend of July 27th to 29th centred on Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Author Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the keynote speaker and a wide-ranging series of events over the weekend have been arranged. More details can be found at www.ticas.ie

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Replied by johnomahony on topic Re: Withdrawal symptoms anybody?

Weather hasn't been great here either. Dusty Dob sitting in the corner for a while now.
The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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