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UDSC 13 - 15th April
« on: Mar 30, 2018, 10:58:55 »
This isn't in the OAS Calendar, but in the vain hope that the weather might play ball, is any-one up for an UDSC at Cairds this month?

I know Julian will be at Kelling.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2018, 22:57:39 »
Provisionally booked the pod in case of clear nights..
13\14\15th

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #2 on: Apr 04, 2018, 11:37:51 »
Am just checking with Pete about the state of the field, as the grass is still very soggy in the park where I walk the dog, so likely to be soggy at Cairds too.  Might only be suitable for two people in Cabins and cars not parked on the field.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2018, 12:27:50 »
I presume no-one else is interested in coming as no-one has replied, but just in case, the forecast has been very changeable, so there is a good chance we may not go at the weekend but might go on 16 - 17 & 18th next week.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2018, 12:27:12 »
I know this is not the weekend, but in case any-one is free and wants to join us, Roger Dave and I are planning on going to Cairds this week, Monday 16th - Friday 20th, Dave won't be there until Wednesday.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2018, 17:04:34 »
Good luck!  The weather looks great and I think you have a good chance of some decent imaging.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #6 on: Apr 15, 2018, 18:20:13 »
Thanks Mark, the forecast keeps changing but hopefully we will get something.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #7 on: Apr 17, 2018, 06:32:57 »
I did a quick imaging test run last night, after months of hiatus.

Result: everything still seems to be working and I haven't totally forgotten how to image :)

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2018, 08:26:13 »
So long since l did anything l forgot to focus last night but realised after first sub.  Got about 1 hour and a half last night minus the PA, finding the target and forgettng to focus. 

Bit of a disaster for Roger, his guide camera seems to have stopped working.  Hoping Dave can bring a spare plus guidescope and fixings to help out.

Also think l have a mouse or something in the van. Woke me up twice when it jumped on my back.   :!

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« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018, 00:55:57 by Carole »

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #9 on: Apr 17, 2018, 20:42:06 »


So much for a clear night ..this wa sabout 8 o'clock pm.
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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2018, 21:20:18 »
Same here.  But it might well clear ...

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #11 on: Apr 18, 2018, 00:57:42 »
It finally cleared at about 10 pm. Imaging right now.  Hope it lasts.

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #12 on: Apr 18, 2018, 06:32:57 »
Here it was still cloudy at 11:30pm.  I went to bed :(

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #13 on: Apr 18, 2018, 13:45:54 »
I packed away at 5.30am. Roger fell asleep and packed away an hour later. Carole

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Re: UDSC 13 - 15th April
« Reply #14 on: Apr 18, 2018, 19:18:38 »
Tonight's forecast is clear but the sky quality today has been poor.  I suspect it will be murky tonight.

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