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Hi everyone

Tomorrow night looks like it could be clear, anyone interested in heading out for an observing session?

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Sugarloaf January 8

It Looks like it will be windy so I'll give it a miss.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Sugarloaf January 8

Sorry, Paul and Michael. 

I get home rather late from preparing music for my church on Saturdays. 
But I hope to do some observing from my back garden tomorrow night. 
According to www.met.ie the winds are going to be around 30 km/h. 

Clear skies from Aubrey.  
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Sugarloaf January 8

I think I will leave the scope at home and get out my kite instead.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Sugarloaf January 8

..........or do some paragliding, Paul. 

I'm also cancelling tonight. 
There is even a passing shower happening now. 

Monday or Tuesday are promising to be clear. 

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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Sugarloaf January 8

Hi Aubrey

I have not been to a dark sky site since August and I am itching to be under dark skies.  Lately, it seems when the sky is clear, the wind is high and when the winds die away, the clouds roll in.  
Gotta love the Irish weather.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Sugarloaf January 8

I totally agree with you, Paul. 
The Irish weather loves to kill our favourite hobby. 

Right now I'm listening to some sublime singing by a renaissance composer called Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623). 

But wouldn't it be so sublime to be out under the stars with our scopes or binoculars?

We had clear skies last Tuesday (4th) but I was visiting my brother. I eyeballed a 2 day old Moon though. 

Can I take it you cannot do any observing at home, Paul - due to severe light pollution?

Aubrey. 
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Sugarloaf January 8

I can, and do, observe from the garden.  I have to erect screens to block out the worst of the street lights.  There are nights of better seeing, rare though they are, which help.  When I don't have to get up for work the next morning, I find after midnight to provide better seeing.
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