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April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« on: 17:18:26, 11 April, 2016 »
Other than the Saturday (daytime) washout, this was probably the best Spring Kelling weather for years though a bit windy at times for imaging. Saturday night after midnight though was stunning with Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, a wonderful Milky Way and probably the biggest fireball I have ever seen.

The usual  UKAI encampment and it was nice to see all the Kelling regulars.
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #1 on: 17:20:49, 11 April, 2016 »
Any array of gear, including some Solar (not that there is much to see at the moment).

ps Rog - your wires are still doing my nut in!
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #2 on: 17:51:15, 11 April, 2016 »
It looks like you had some good skies, over the weekend.


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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #3 on: 19:17:06, 11 April, 2016 »
Good to see you all Saturday  :thumbup: glad I was able to help by taking the bad weather away with me  :rofl:

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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #4 on: 20:26:33, 11 April, 2016 »
Really sorry I didn't make it (again) guys.... I forgot (and was reminded by my wife) how exhausting the Oxford course weeks were and I'm only just beginning to feel human again (my car is even still packed from Friday) ... looks like you had some cracking skies for solar work though !!

Come hell or high water I will be at the autumn one if there's room... I'm so determined I'm going to book the holiday this week !!

Glad you all had a good one and Happy Birthday for Saturday Ade !!!

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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #5 on: 20:43:51, 11 April, 2016 »
Good to see you all Saturday  :thumbup: glad I was able to help by taking the bad weather away with me  :rofl:

Mark

Oy! How come u didn't come & say hello, you little tyke....  maybe I was taking a nap at the time? next time, just tap on the tent.....even if I'm snoring :laugh:

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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #6 on: 20:47:59, 11 April, 2016 »
I think you were on a site tour somewhere mate so we didn't cross paths....................snoring, from any of the UKAI folks.....never  :rofl:

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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #7 on: 20:56:06, 11 April, 2016 »
Really great to be there and see you guys again, rain or shine, makes no difference to the fun - thanks for making my star-camp birthday a great one, Kracken and pot noodle sandwiches for breakfast sets anyone up for the day - Cheers all - here are some of my photos...
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #8 on: 20:57:02, 11 April, 2016 »
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #9 on: 20:57:43, 11 April, 2016 »
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #10 on: 22:25:45, 11 April, 2016 »
Alan, Alan, Alan, Alan....Steve.

Phil - You really need a kitchen sink in there.
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #11 on: 22:30:28, 11 April, 2016 »
- I have at least got a washing up bowl.... aint that enough :laugh: ?

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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #12 on: 22:57:42, 11 April, 2016 »
a couple more pics from me, that giant maksutov thing could have done with a good rinse in the dishwasher
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Re: April 2016 - Kelling Heath Spring Star Party
« Reply #13 on: 23:05:52, 11 April, 2016 »
Couple of pics from me..... I was visual again, except for some wide-field constellations with a lodestar, lens & tripod....

The weather was quite cold, especially when the wind got up - colder than a fridge!

Some weird cloud formations too....
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