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Kenny

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #15 on: Jan 24, 2015, 18:49:58 »
MarkH, Doug/Rose and I are going to the Rising Sun at Twitton (Otford) this evening after 7pm.

I may venture elsewhere later in the evening depending on the conditions.

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #16 on: Jan 24, 2015, 18:59:09 »
Thank you.

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #17 on: Jan 25, 2015, 09:04:58 »
Thanks for the invite, chaps. The Rising Sun was very good, and the Dark Star Brewery beer was fantastic even though I just had a half. A very enjoyable evening; we both saw some excellent stuff. 
 
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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #18 on: Jan 25, 2015, 09:36:57 »
Cheers Doug, yes that was a fun evening. Maybe we could make it more of a regular meeting. The skies are definitely getting better, I was chuffed to bits to find m33 with binos for the first time.

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #19 on: Jan 25, 2015, 09:52:52 »
Yeah. Good night. Haven't gone through the photos on my full SD card yet!

Robert / John - did you go out in the end?

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #20 on: Jan 25, 2015, 11:14:09 »
"Mark observes a crescent Moon over the Rising Sun"  ;) :lol:.



I think he was actually looking at M33 through his bins at this point. Last photo of the evening about half an hour after Doug and Rose left.

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Re: Lovejoy widefield experiment above The Rising Sun
« Reply #21 on: Jan 26, 2015, 08:54:26 »
Kenny, apologies I meant to reply to your text about Knowle but I was investigating an entrance at the back of the park with parking but it looks like there are far too many trees back there. I also looked at ide hill but there is no playing feild.

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #22 on: Jan 26, 2015, 21:43:41 »
Good that you have a bit of go, Kenny,  great idea for meeting up on various evenings in our local dark spots!
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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #23 on: Jan 26, 2015, 23:12:45 »
Yeah. Good night. Haven't gone through the photos on my full SD card yet!

Robert / John - did you go out in the end?

I didn't get out in the end unfortunately but I'm glad you had such a good time.  Hopefully next time I'll manage it.

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #24 on: Feb 14, 2015, 08:59:51 »
If you don't mind a newbie coming along when you're next out I'll pop along, I've  used Sevenoaks Prep School ( https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sevenoaks+Preparatory+School/@51.268254,0.226376,556m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x47df4dd42d41d97b:0x14ff08b2da44acec) when I’ve been out, its behind Knole park their car park and playing fields are open 27/7

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #25 on: Feb 14, 2015, 10:00:44 »
Thanks. I took a drive round there yesterday (before dark). It looks like it has possibilities. Do you know whether the school is ok with the public accessing their grounds after hours?

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #26 on: Feb 14, 2015, 10:43:47 »
I'm not sure but I think the grounds are a public access right of way (?) I've walked my dog around the grounds for years and never had anyone say anything to me

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #27 on: Mar 10, 2015, 14:11:10 »
Ping...

Looks like it's going to be dark tonight (10th March) plus the moon wont rise till after 11pm.

Anyone fancy an evening out somewhere for a spot of astroimaging ?

Robert

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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #28 on: Mar 10, 2015, 14:17:52 »
that would have been good Robert, when I get my Star adventurer, but I may do full setup in garden
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Re: Darkish site near Orpington
« Reply #29 on: Mar 10, 2015, 14:22:49 »
Yes I'm up for it.