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Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

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Hello everyone. 

Does anyone know how Friday night is looking at the Sugarloaf?
Right now, it seems we will have reasonably good clear skies later in the day.. 
Although there is plenty of rain in the morning and afternoon on the east coast.

Clear skies from Aubrey. . 
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

It looks like mostly clear to about 1AM.
It might be windy though.

There is a meetup planned for tomorrow at 8.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Thank you for coming back to me, Michael. 
It seems to be a runner so. 

See you at 8pm on Friday. 

I wonder who will be meeting up with us this time round. 
I'm hoping to observe some easy doubles in Leo for the last time until next winter. 

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Delighted to read it's going ahead... I'm looking forward to getting your thoughts on the new eyepiece Aubrey and Michael. 

I can't make it for 8pm, but I'll be there by 9pm. I'm going to try and sketch some Globular Clusters - I've never tried to sketch these objects, so if anyone here on forum has I'd love to hear from you. 

See you tomorrow gents, 

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Replied by flt158 on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

We will most likely have to put up with some clouds tonight in the car park. 

But at least there shouldn't be any rain. 
And it will be great to have this meet-up with our friends. 

Best regards from Aubrey. 
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Hi Darren

I have sketched globulars in the past, there are some examples on the site if you care to look for them.  I found the best method, for me anyway, is to sketch the background stars that remain unresolved as a misty patch and then superimpose the visible stars on top.  A blending stump and charcoal, lightly applied, gives a great misty appearance.

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Hi Paul, 

Very many thanks for sharing some tips and techniques with me. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to sketch anything last night as there was too much cloud to even bring the scope out of the car.

All was not lost though as it was great to chat with Aubrey, Ben, Marty and Michael last night....you were missed though. So hopefully, we'll get to see you at the next one. In the meantime, I'm off to have a look at some of those sketches you did. 

Clear skies and thanks, 
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

You will have to go back a long way, Darren, about 10 or 11 years in the reports and sketches section.

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

You will have to go back a long way, Darren, about 10 or 11 years in the reports and sketches section.

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Hi Paul, I went back on all the pages on the observational and sketching forum and was blown away by many of the sketches that have been submitted over the years. Your sketches of the M3 and M13 are some of the best I've seen.. Honestly, M13 is incredible. You've a real talent there! 

Thanks again and clear skies, 
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Replied by flt158 on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Hello, Darren, Michael and Paul. 

Thank you for encouraging me to get out of the house even for just a little while on Friday night. 
It was also very good to chat to Marty for the first time. 

Maybe we could try to meet up again next Friday. 
That would be great. 

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Hi Aubrey, 

You can count me in. 

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Replied by flt158 on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Thank you, Darren. 

I would say 9pm next Friday night would be sufficient to meet up. 

By the way, we just might have some clear nights coming our way over the next few nights. 
If so, I will be observing on both Monday and Tuesday nights. 
But not on Wednesday. 
It's my birthday!

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Hi Aubrey, 

9pm works for me nicely. If you're out observing tonight or tomorrow let's know, and I'll give you call. 

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Replied by flt158 on topic Observing at the Sugarloaf - 20/05/22

Thank you, Darren. 

But it won't be tonight (Monday)
It seems we have rain until very late. 

I saw the International Space Station on Sunday night zipping its way through all the clouds. . 

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