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Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« on: Sep 28, 2017, 16:17:41 »
Thought I'd post up the dates early as a reminder.

At the moment the following people have told me they are going:

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Mark
Dave T (Swanley)
Roger (if his sister can look after his dad).

So sign up folks and put the date in your diary.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2017, 22:46:22 »
And Me  :D

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2017, 11:25:48 »
Yippee, should be a good camp, please please weather be kind to us.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2017, 16:17:13 »
I`ve just cancelled with Pete , so all have a great time.
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2017, 17:18:17 »
That's a shame Roger:

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2017, 21:34:04 »
Fingers crossed I might be able to pop down on saturday, cant stay, i was hoping to be free at least one of the DSC this year, but alas not, its been far too long.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2017, 08:36:48 »
Carole
Mark
Dave T (Swanley)
Julian
Mac (Sat Pop in)

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #7 on: Oct 02, 2017, 11:20:16 »
Carole
Mark
Dave T (from SGL and Swanley)
Julian
Ray D (from SGL and Maidstone)
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Mac (Sat Pop in)

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #8 on: Oct 02, 2017, 23:50:22 »
My sister is trying to swap some shifts so she can enable me to come , just waiting to hear so 50/50 at mo , i`ll ring Pete as soon as i know for definite,
Roger
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #9 on: Oct 03, 2017, 11:39:00 »
Have E mailed you Roger.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #10 on: Oct 03, 2017, 11:54:16 »
Pete's reply regarding Battenhurst Road:

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It's now open. But showing as closed to keep traffic down.

So we won't have to do the detour and can ignore closed signs.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #11 on: Oct 04, 2017, 00:15:45 »
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Dave T (from SGL and Swanley)
Julian
Ray D (from SGL and Maidstone)
Roger (coming after all)
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #12 on: Oct 04, 2017, 10:55:57 »
i wil be there from the thurs. I  will setup next to pod as i am in there 2 nights but i can always reposition to accomodate anyone else. :P
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #13 on: Oct 04, 2017, 12:37:23 »
Don't pitch so far over as you did last time Roger please.  Presume you are not stopping Saturday night as POD is booked by Non astro people.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #14 on: Oct 04, 2017, 13:49:12 »
I will get next to pod , i was going for M31 on Thurs so its in eastern skies all night.
 so i will get tight to the pod.
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October FOOD
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2017, 12:36:33 »
Ray D (SGL) will be coming to DSC for the first time and says while he has all the gear he has no idea....but he is referring to camping not to imaging ha ha! 

He has offered to go out and get a take away, so I wondered what every-one thought about that for perhaps Saturday night.  I think Chinese and fish and chips are possibles, but I think he needs to go to only one place as they are each quite a drive in different directions.

So assuming he is OK with this, what are the votes for Chinese, Fish and Chips, Neither.
I will also separately E mail him and Dave T who are not on the Forum, though I think Dave T is currently at SGL star party in Hereford, talk about a glutton for punishment, but maybe he can pick up E Mails.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2017, 09:55:50 »
Food feedback

Carole  - F&C or Chinese
Davey T - F&C
Mark - F&C
Julian
Mac
Ray D
Roger F&C
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2017, 10:09:17 »
I`m staying sat night aswell so can i go for F & C please.
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2017, 18:58:37 »
I'd prefer the F&C

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #19 on: Oct 14, 2017, 01:42:47 »
If Ray D needs a no2 to help go get it , i will volunteer.
Just changed my booking to Fri/Sat as Thurs rained off but Friday night looks good.
Roger
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #20 on: Oct 14, 2017, 09:56:58 »
Thanks Roger.  Must let Pete know numbers.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #21 on: Oct 15, 2017, 15:16:21 »
Saturday after midnight and Sunday night are looking good ATM except there could be a moderate breeze.  friday night is part cloud and part clear up to midnight.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #22 on: Oct 17, 2017, 19:44:32 »
I hear Brian is planning to breeze along, uninvited?

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #23 on: Oct 17, 2017, 20:26:32 »
Brian as in Brian Weller?

Will be great to see him, all members are welcome.

Starting packing already.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #24 on: Oct 17, 2017, 20:50:39 »
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Brian as in Brian Weller?

NO!!  Brian as in Storm Brian.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #25 on: Oct 17, 2017, 22:03:55 »
OMG I didn't know about that.  Need to keep an eye on things over next 24 hours then as no point in going if its going to be really windy and the forecast not great anyway.

I think it's going to be a NO GO in that case, can every-one planning to go keep an eye on this forum and "check in" a) To say you have seen this post and b) Once a decision has been reached.

I will keep in touch with Ray and Dave as they are not on this forum.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #26 on: Oct 17, 2017, 23:09:33 »
It'll be disappointing if we don't go but the forecast does look a bit "lively" :(

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #27 on: Oct 18, 2017, 00:19:17 »
 :crazy:

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #28 on: Oct 18, 2017, 10:51:28 »
Today's update on the weather at Ticehurst on yr.no is:

Friday - partly cloudy until 1am then cloud & rain (up to 4.4 mm) with moderate breeze 6 m/s

Saturday - Rain all day until 7pm then some clear skies until 1am with some cloud but a strong breeze at 12 m/s (I have not learnt all the wind rates but I think 12 m/s is pretty darn strong for our purposes).

Sunday (for those who can stay) - no rain during the daytime and partly cloudy 7pm - 1am and then clear through the rest of the night.  Wind rate 6 m/s

The forecast is changing frequently, at the moment it doesn't look great for those who can only come Friday and Saturday.

We'll make a final decision this evening, can you all make you comments so I know what you are thinking?

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #29 on: Oct 18, 2017, 10:53:41 »
If DSC is cancelled and the forecast remains the same I might go down for just the Sunday night. 

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #30 on: Oct 18, 2017, 11:13:36 »
Roger has spotted that Thursday 26th and Friday 27th are clear and no wind or rain, so might be worth considering postponing to the following week, the first quarter Moon sets early, so also let me know your thoughts on that. 

Obviously we need to see Saturday's forecast as well and it could change, but might be a possibility.

https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Ticehurst/long.html

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #31 on: Oct 18, 2017, 15:23:59 »
I've already tied down the roof of my observatory just in case. This ones coming straight up the channel according to CNN.
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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #32 on: Oct 18, 2017, 16:08:11 »
Well it seems to me that it would be foolish to go this weekend.  I think we should cancel, does every-one agree?

I am however currently planning to go Thursday and Friday of next week if the forecast stays the same, but that won't suit those who have to work.  I don't yet know the forecast for the Saturday, but I have something on on Saturday evening, but it might suit every-one to shift to next weekend.  There will be a first quarter Moon but it sets well before midnight. 

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #33 on: Oct 18, 2017, 19:18:38 »
Regrettably I think we should cancel :(

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #34 on: Oct 18, 2017, 20:58:15 »
I agree. Just need to hear from JULIAN that he knows it is cancelled.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #35 on: Oct 18, 2017, 23:35:11 »
Ok thanks for the up date. I can't do next weekend. Next month I am at Kelling I hope

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #36 on: Oct 20, 2017, 21:42:37 »
I'm missing my Friday night sausage and beans already :(
And my Saturday morning camping fried breakfast :(

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #37 on: Oct 20, 2017, 23:06:49 »
 :( :(

Such a shame as it would have been the first for a group of us for quite some time.

Roger and I have pencilled in 17 - 19th November for an UDSC, but not holding my breath.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #38 on: Oct 21, 2017, 09:06:07 »
There's no way I can make the 18th Nov unfortunately.

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Re: Next DSC 20 - 22nd October
« Reply #39 on: Oct 21, 2017, 11:17:32 »
Looking at the weather, we did the right thing cancelling this weekend.

https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Ticehurst/

Sorry about that Mark, well the new calendars are on sale now with the dates for 2018, so please every-one put them in the calendar and try to reserve them.  There are 5 official DSCs in 2018. 

There is also an extra date on Saturday 16th June at Noel's Farm near Meopham which is primarily an imaging session, but then it developed into an afternoon Starbecue and we can stay overnight if we are imaging.  Obviously sunset will be late, and Noel doesn't have facilities for more than a couple of people using electricity, so you might have to be electrically independent and will need some sort of overnight portaloo as the loo will be in the house which I don't think will be open all night.

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