Transit of Venus

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Cosmic
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Transit of Venus

Postby Cosmic » 30 May 2012, 20:30

We have permission to use the Fairmont Hotel Area for the transit of venus. I know which venue I prefer so if anyone else wants to come to the Fairmont please post here.
regards
Geoff
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

Alderney99
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Alderney99 » 31 May 2012, 15:48

Geoff - I would say that must surely be a better vantage point, with higher elevation than the proposed beach site,
AND considerable wide viewing angles. :D

What does everyone say to this???

IJ

admin
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby admin » 31 May 2012, 19:17

I agree - it's a better location. I've updated the main site.

Solar B
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Solar B » 02 Jun 2012, 10:10

So is this where we are all now meeting for the Transit
" Gentlemen only ever use Refractors "

Cosmic
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Cosmic » 02 Jun 2012, 11:27

Hello Mr. "gentlemen only ever use Refractors (when they can't get hold of a Newtonian-well if it's good enough for Hubble)

Brian
Yes
Fairmont
and
be
on
your
best
behaviour

Geoff :lol:
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

Cherrymo
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Cherrymo » 02 Jun 2012, 18:39

sorry, I'm not going to make it , I won't be able to cope with S2 boys if I don't get enough sleep!

clear skies
Morag

Solar B
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Solar B » 04 Jun 2012, 21:59

Dearest Geoffrey

I would accept a mirrored device even with its cool down , collimation and "horrendous"

central obstruction issues if it were made to a NASA specification , so that's never then 8)

Brian
" Gentlemen only ever use Refractors "

Solar B
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Solar B » 05 Jun 2012, 22:37

I see there is a 90 percent chance of rain for the Transit.

Oh the joys of living in Scotland .. :cry:
" Gentlemen only ever use Refractors "

Cherrymo
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Cherrymo » 06 Jun 2012, 07:02

Hope you all saw something this morning.

clear skies - although not this morning admittedly

Morag :)

Solar B
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Re: Transit of Venus

Postby Solar B » 06 Jun 2012, 11:28

Hi Morag

Unfortunately we did not see anything at all apart from the sea , cloud and Geoffrey stuffing his face :lol:

Still it was worth making the effort and great for me to catch up with everyone again esp Pete whom I have not

seen for some time , and I hope your feeling ok now after the trip home Soraya.

Brian
" Gentlemen only ever use Refractors "


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