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Hi all

The long range forecast for Saturday looks promising, anyone up for a night out?

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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

How about Friday, Paul?
I'm guessing you're not free. 

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Saturday, 27th

Hi Paul and Aubrey,

I 'm good either night. In fact, I'd be happy to go both nights if the weather cooperates. 

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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Saturday, 27th

Yeah, Aubrey, my Fridays for the foreseeable future are tied up.
What about meeting at 7.00 as the moon will rise around midnight.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

Thank you for replying, Paul. 

You see, Valerie and I are sorting church activities for Sunday morning every Saturday afternoon from 4.30 to 6pm.
I sort out the music and Valerie must not be disturbed as she works in the church office.  
We then come home for dinner, and when that's finished it's after 8.30pm. 

So I'm sorry your Friday evenings are not on, Paul. And I haven't seen you since the Perseids in August. 

But I am glad Darren is free on Friday night.
How about you, Michael, or anyone else?

Clear skies from Aubrey. 

P.S. I have just been out observing some really nasty doubles in Cassiopeia. 
Details to follow. 



 
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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Saturday, 27th

Hi Paul,

If we do head out on Saturday would you consider going down to Trooperstown again?
And yes, you can count me in for Friday Aubrey...looking forward to it!

All the best gents,

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Saturday, 27th

I'm on for both nights as well.

Meet at 7 on Friday?

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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

Hello Michael, Darren and Paul. 

Thank you, Michael, for this news!
See you and Darren on Friday at 7pm. 
Let's keep an eye on the weather. 

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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Saturday, 27th

Trooperstown works for me, Darren.  It is supposed to get windy towards the end of the week and the trees will help.
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Saturday, 27th

I'm on for Trooperstown as well.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

Hello, Michael and Darren. 

It appears we just might have some clear skies at the Sugarloaf on Friday night. 
The northwesterly winds are going to be quite tough to endure. 
They will be blowing at 35 mph. 
Temperatures will be 5 degrees Celsius. 
But with the wind chill it will feel more like Minus 2 degrees. 

So the question is: are you still keen to go to the Sugarloaf car park?
I'm awaiting your answer. Thank you. 

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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Saturday, 27th

According to tonight's weather forecast, Saturday looks to be a mix of clear skies and some cloud.
Should we meet up at the garage in Kilmacanogue and motor down from there?
Darren, can you bring along the Uranometria book, please.

See you Saturday.
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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Saturday, 27th

Hi Paul,

Sounds good to me! And I'll bring down your book for sure - thanks again!

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Saturday, 27th

HI Aubrey,

The cold doesn't bother me as much as I can wrap up, but with a strong wind forecast could that make observing from the Sugar Loaf tricky? Would Glencullen be a a better option as it would provider some shelter from the wind - just an idea? 

Of course, if you and Michael head to Sugar Loaf tomorrow I'll join you.

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Saturday, 27th

I see the weather for Friday 26th  has worsened.

The weather for Trooperstown looks worse than Sugarloaf.

I wonder if the Cloon Wood Car park be a better bet?
It is protected from the North so the wind shouldn't be a problem.

We could still meet at the Sugarloaf, then try Cloon. If that doesn't work out go to Glencullen?

Michael.

I haven't been there for a while so I'm not sure if it's still open.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

Hello, Darren, Michael and Paul. 

Thank you for each of your responses. 
By all means, please bring your scopes on Friday night. 

But as the wind is far too strong I have decided I won't bring mine. Sorry.  
Instead I will hang around and chat with whoever is coming. 
As we are all vaccinated as this stage I will ask permission to have a quick peek at whatever folks are looking at - if that's okay. 

And I don't mind where we will end up. Thank you. 

Maybe Friday 3rd December will be more calm. 
I will bring the scope then. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 
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Replied by gtobin on topic Saturday, 27th

Hi All,

I realise I'm the new guy but I would love to come this evening. I live about 15 minutes drive from the Sugarloaf and unfortunately it's currently very windy, raining & lots of cloud, although it could blow over by this evening.

If it looks ok I'll aim to be at the carpark for 7pm. If I'm not there, I've decided to give it a miss due to the weather. I think I need to buy something to throw over the scope if it starts to rain...an xmas pressie from the betterhalf perhaps :-)

Hope to meet up with you all at some time.

Cheers
Grant
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Replied by flt158 on topic Saturday, 27th

Hello Grant. 

You will be made very welcome to join us tonight (Friday). 
Please bring whatever equipment you wish. 

We are a most friendly bunch.
And we don't mind being asked any type of question you may have. 

Another option is to bring your scope tomorrow night (Saturday) if you are free. 

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Saturday, 27th

I'll travel light and drop up this evening.

See you at 7.

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Saturday, 27th

Loading the car now, so I'll see you down at the Sugar Loaf at 7pm gents! 
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Saturday, 27th

As the meeting is up on Meetup, is the plan to meet at the Sugarloaf and then see where go go from there?
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Saturday, 27th

It was great to see Darren and Aubrey.

We had a great chat in the howling gale :-).

I went up to Cloon Wood on the way back and the wind was lower but there is a row of trees planted to the Soiuth of the car park which blocks the bottom  30 degrees of the horizon.


Paul - I plan to go to the Sugarloaf for 7 and then see what happens.  Based on the weather forecast I don't see anything happening.

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