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Old Aug 16th 2016, 9:40 pm
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You never saw the craters of the moon before ? Used to be looking at that all the time as a kid with a 2nd hand pair of bins. That and the planets and the sweep of the Milky Way

So pleased you've caught the bug.
Nope, sad I know. Telescope is going on my Christmas list - not that the cloud seems to lift long enough back home to see anything!
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Nope, sad I know. Telescope is going on my Christmas list - not that the cloud seems to lift long enough back home to see anything!
Doesn't have to be posh . A good pair of bins will do it too.
We always had enough clear nights to see the stars . No probs with everlasting cloud in Dorset & I feel sorry for those that live somewhere like that. Winter is best.
It is the sodium glare from street lights that can be a problem. We'd take a drive over Cranbourne Chase to get some quality clarity.
You've just missed the Perseid shower up there too. Pics and reports from family and pals back home say it was a good show. For that we always went to Hengistbury Head.

Can you tell I'm into this. I'll shaddup now.
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Old Aug 17th 2016, 6:45 am
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Doesn't have to be posh . A good pair of bins will do it too.
We always had enough clear nights to see the stars . No probs with everlasting cloud in Dorset & I feel sorry for those that live somewhere like that. Winter is best.
It is the sodium glare from street lights that can be a problem. We'd take a drive over Cranbourne Chase to get some quality clarity.
You've just missed the Perseid shower up there too. Pics and reports from family and pals back home say it was a good show. For that we always went to Hengistbury Head.

Can you tell I'm into this. I'll shaddup now.
Not at all; it's lovely to read. It's a great passion to have. I've just got used to the disappointment of "it's going to be a one in xxxx year event", then staying up late and it raining. The ISS passed over our town not long before we came away - yup, heavy cloud.

Gutted that we'll miss the cable car by a day. We took a boat across to Lower Hutt today and walked to Eastbourne and had a hokey pokey ice cream by the ferry jetty - possibly the best I've ever had. Weather absolutely glorious. I'll shut up now lol.
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Old Aug 17th 2016, 7:08 am
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Oh yes. I remember . "Dr Foster went to Gloucester in a shower of rain".

Choose where you settle in NZ carefully or it will be the same sorta tale. Wind and wain.

Or . Move to Dorset & other drier areas.

You hit the weather right today . So pleased for you as the rains have been a bit of a mare. Get on out there and squizz that night sky although it will mostly be the moon.
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Doesn't have to be posh . A good pair of bins will do it too.
We always had enough clear nights to see the stars . No probs with everlasting cloud in Dorset & I feel sorry for those that live somewhere like that. Winter is best.
It is the sodium glare from street lights that can be a problem. We'd take a drive over Cranbourne Chase to get some quality clarity.
You've just missed the Perseid shower up there too. Pics and reports from family and pals back home say it was a good show. For that we always went to Hengistbury Head.

Can you tell I'm into this. I'll shaddup now.
My wife kindly gave me an 80mm ED refractor with an EQ3 mount - now I need someone to help me get going.

Anyone know an amateur astronomer within driving distance of Kerikeri.
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My wife kindly gave me an 80mm ED refractor with an EQ3 mount - now I need someone to help me get going.

Anyone know an amateur astronomer within driving distance of Kerikeri.
Envious. Moi ?
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