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« on: July 09, 2008, 09:01:10 pm »

Well, here it is, a place for those of us interested in many aspects of the Great Outdoors - Astronomy, Space, Weather and Photography all in one place!

Rules are simple - keep it clean, keep it civil, and have fun!

Cheers,

Paul.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 11:38:18 pm »

Hi Paul

Love the new forum. Here's to fun times ahead and great images and I hope to learn new things along the journey!

Clear skies

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 09:59:56 am »

Hi Paul

Great to see a new forum set up as it gives me some more places to chat about what we love, astronomy, photography, etc., and what we hate, the weather.

Thanks for this.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 10:19:11 am »

Hey Paul, welcome to the forum! I know what you mean about the weather, I became interested in it when I came to Ireland as there's so much of it here!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 11:34:56 am »

I have not seen a clear sky in 5 weeks  Cry Cry
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 12:04:20 pm »

It's quite shocking isn't it Carl? I think this summer is shaping up even worse than last year and that was bad enough.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 12:38:13 pm »

Ive started to get into photography in a more serious way due to the weather. Astronomy just isnt doing it for me anymore, no because ive gone off it, but only getting a handfull of observing nights a year just doesnt cut it. glad now i didnt go nuts and get an 11" sct as i was thinking when i got my scope!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 01:29:48 pm »

Hi Fintan and welcome!

I know exactly how you feel - I've been able to improve my astronomy gear over the past 18 months or so to the extent that (in case my wife is reading) I feel that I have everything I need for the time being. All I need now is a bit more opportunity to put it to use!

But my wee camera collection and the weather are keeping me busy until that time arrives - this Global Warming can't be far off now :-)

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 11:40:26 pm »

Fintan,

The way I look at it is, theres nothing I can do about the weather, so I just wait until the clear skies arrive.  When they do I take advantage.  There's so much more to astronomy that just being out with the scope.  For example I spend endless hours dreaming up astro gadgets to build, writing computer software and just generally dreaming about the whole subject area.  And of course talking to like minded individuals.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2008, 03:09:56 pm »

Hi Paul,

Love the new forum, very nice

Thanks a mill Wink
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2008, 01:35:00 am »

WooooHoooooo Clear Skies. Can anyone tell me how to use a Telescope it's a goto one Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2008, 01:45:17 am »

Your spot on Paul there sure is a lot of weather over here  Cry
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008, 07:38:03 pm »

Hi Paul

The forum is the best idea for those people who are in the passion for a single hobby. And you have here 3 hobbies together!  Wink Great job!

Some comments to the weather discussion here:
I have not seen a clear sky in 5 weeks  Cry Cry
I had the same situation for 5 weeks in Nov-Dec 2007. But such troubles can happen in Ukraine only in late autumn/winter

... and what we hate, the weather.
Wow, I would never say something like this! If the weather is bad cloudy, it must to be of that kind. As for me, I like both the cloudy and the clear weather.
BTW, cloudy weather give us more time for the internet while not observing  Smiley

The way I look at it is, theres nothing I can do about the weather, so I just wait until the clear skies arrive.  When they do I take advantage.  (...)
Sometimes these words could be the only existing truth.
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