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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #110962 by michael_murphy
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There will be a meetup at the Sugarloaf at 7.30 on Friday 4th.

www.meetup.com/The-Dublin-Stargazers-Group/events/283584930/
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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #110963 by flt158
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Hello all. 

I see that on Friday night the 3.6 day old crescent Moon is extremely close to an M class star called HIP 1033 at around 8pm. Other designations are: TYC 4667 671, SAO 128642 or HD 853. 
The star's magnitude is 7.4. It should be nice and very close to the north pole of the Moon. 
It's not a grazing occultation however. 
But never mind.
I would say we should notice its orange colour without much hassle - even at minimum magnification. 
And I know M class stars are supposed to be red; but probably not on this occasion. 

Clear skies from Aubrey.  
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2 years 4 months ago #110964 by Paul-Byrne
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That is a cold, stiff breeze out there, if it does not abate throughout the day, will there be a change of venue?
I will not be there until after 8 at some time.

Paul
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2 years 4 months ago #110965 by flt158
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According to the weather websites I check we are to have clear skies until 2am. 

The winds are to decrease from 21 mph to 12 to 17 mph tonight. 

Either way we will have to wrap up well. 
Temperatures are going to be 3 to 4 degrees Celsius. 

In the meantime, I've to visit my doctor at 2pm for a precautionary measure. 
Hopefully I'm okay for tonight. 
I'm having an early dinner. 

Best regards from Aubrey. 

 
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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #110966 by michael_murphy
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Hi Paul,

The wind may be an issue but the forecast for Trooperstown is worse than for the Sugarloaf at the moment.  I think we'll play it by ear this evening.

We'll wait until 8 for you but can you text me if you think you might be later. I'll ring you if we decide to move before you arrive.

Michael.
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2 years 4 months ago #110967 by Paul-Byrne
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Hi Michael 
It will definitely be after 8, just send a text if you decide to move.

Paul 
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