K-Tec

Mullaghanish?

  • derek0207
  • derek0207's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Proto Star
  • Proto Star
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 49

Mullaghanish? was created by derek0207

Has anyone been up here?
Looks like there is a road to the top. Not sure.
Should be dark and the altitude would help too.

www.google.ie/maps/place/Mullaghanish,+C...d8f7!5m1!1e4!6m1!1e1
Last edit: 7 years 4 months ago by derek0207. Reason: added map link
7 years 4 months ago #104174

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 735
  • Thank you received: 113

Replied by eansbro on topic Mullaghanish?

I wasn't exactly at that location.
I was just to the south near Coolea and Gougane Barra area.
I was there about 3 weeks ago for 5 nights.
The sky was non light polluted and very dark.
The transparency was good.
I could see down to at least 6th mag.

Eamonn
7 years 4 months ago #104181

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • derek0207
  • derek0207's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Proto Star
  • Proto Star
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 49

Replied by derek0207 on topic Mullaghanish?

Thanks Eamonn,

I discovered there is a gate at the start of the access road anyway. So there is no way to get up there with a car.
www.google.ie/maps/@51.966012,-9.157952,...o36QXbf9g9l782YA!2e0

Pity, I was curious if the altitude would help, even though its only 600m

Derek
7 years 4 months ago #104205

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 735
  • Thank you received: 113

Replied by eansbro on topic Mullaghanish?

Derek,

Their is another mountain called Nowen Hill at a height of 600m (1800 ft) you might be interested in exploring.
This is south of Ballingeary.
You can drive up to a certain height and then you have to walk the rest because the incline was so steep.
I suppose you could drive to the very top if you have the right vehicle.
I was up there many times with other astronomers to do astronomical observations.
It was possible to bring up an 8 inch SCT telescope.
We had tried a 7 mountains in both Counties Cork and Kerry including Mount Gabriel at 1300 ft.
Gabriel has an access road all the way to the top. Although a significant advantage having a road,
the downside: we found more fog and cloud, because it was on the coast (oragraphic uplift of warm air)
However, the best one we found was Nowen Hill.
I used to observe from there during the winter. The transparency of sky was good.
We determined we could see down to 7.2 magnitude with the naked eye. We determined this by selecting known stars at 7th and 8th magnitude.

Eamonn
The following user(s) said Thank You: derek0207
7 years 3 months ago #104211

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9637
  • Thank you received: 544

Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Mullaghanish?

However, the best one we found was Nowen Hill.
I used to observe from there during the winter. The transparency of sky was good.
We determined we could see down to 7.2 magnitude with the naked eye. We determined this by selecting known stars at 7th and 8th magnitude.


That is impressive, and rarely seen from this island. That would enable one to theoretically see Uranus with the naked eye. I would love to see a nightsky down to that magniude from Ireland. The best I have seen that low in magnitude was on the edge of the Sahara.

Seanie.
Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
7 years 3 months ago #104212

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • derek0207
  • derek0207's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Proto Star
  • Proto Star
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 49

Replied by derek0207 on topic Mullaghanish?

Wow, thanks for all that info Eamonn!!
I'll go exploring those places thats for sure.

Another place that I've been is the top of Seefin in the ballyhoura mountains.
www.google.ie/maps/place/Unnamed+Rd,+Co....8c30!5m1!1e4!6m1!1e1

It was a long time ago (~15 years) and I remember the sky was very dark. There is a gravel road to the top. Must try here again soon, although nearby towns of Mallow and Charleville have grown in the last 15 years so it may not be as good.

7.2 magnitude is very impressive. As well as a dark sky you need good eyesight too!

Derek
7 years 3 months ago #104216

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • derek0207
  • derek0207's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Proto Star
  • Proto Star
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 49

Replied by derek0207 on topic Mullaghanish?

Eamonn,
I went to Nowen Hill last night, well, not to the top but as close as I could get with my car.
Very dark sky there. Took some milky way snaps. (couldnt attach so posted on twitter
Invalid consumer key/secret in configuration
Invalid consumer key/secret in configuration
)
(ok looks like I cant post twitter links either.... Lets try upload again.... )

With 11x70 binoculars I viewed...
M81&82
M51 ( I think I could detect spiral structure!!)
M101
M13
M31
M33
M11 & scutum star cloud

I'd like to go again with a telescope and not on my own. Its pretty creepy there.
Derek
The following user(s) said Thank You: colinl
Last edit: 7 years 1 month ago by derek0207.
7 years 1 month ago #104534
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Fermidox
  • Away
  • Red Giant
  • Red Giant
  • Posts: 576
  • Thank you received: 955

Replied by Fermidox on topic Mullaghanish?

Another place that I've been is the top of Seefin in the ballyhoura mountains.
www.google.ie/maps/place/Unnamed+Rd,+Co....8c30!5m1!1e4!6m1!1e1

It was a long time ago (~15 years) and I remember the sky was very dark. There is a gravel road to the top. Must try here again soon, although nearby towns of Mallow and Charleville have grown in the last 15 years so it may not be as good.


I've been up Seefin a couple of times Derek, but purely for terrestrial sightseeing.

The track must have deteriorated a lot over the last 15 years because I don't think you could take a vehicle up there now, halfway maybe but then the erosion gets too bad.

Stunning location but I'd imagine the seemingly constant gale would make it difficult setting up equipment etc -



Finbarr.
Last edit: 7 years 1 month ago by Fermidox.
7 years 1 month ago #104646

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • derek0207
  • derek0207's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Proto Star
  • Proto Star
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 49

Replied by derek0207 on topic Mullaghanish?

Finbarr,

Yes its windy up there :-) I remember that I didnt spend too long up there that night.

Pity about the road. I remember it being a bit rough but it was possible to drive up with no problems.

Derek
The following user(s) said Thank You: Fermidox
7 years 1 month ago #104653

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.071 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum