Report from Aruba

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M44
  • Member since
    January, 2010
Report from Aruba
Posted by M44 on Sunday, September 22, 2013 6:23 PM

Now don't take advantage of the fact that I'm away to burgle my house. If you can get past my dog, my daughter's boyfriend is staying and he's bigger than me and plays rugby. Not that I have a great deal that is really worth nicking anyway and you know I only use freeware to edit my photos.

I'm lucky to be near the equator and see stars that you can't see from the UK but then even a "clear" night has much more thin cloud than you usually get in the UK, so photo opportunities have been limited. I've managed to snap Scorpius, Sagittarius (with the Southern Crown), Piscis Austrinus and Grus.

Here's my Photobucket: http://s197.photobucket.com/user/PhillipPugh/library/?sort=3&page=1

For full report, check here: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/2013/08/september-2013.html

BTW, it is BUSINESS, not holiday.

How can I be at one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it actually is?

http://philippugh.comlu.com/index.html

 

  • Member since
    October, 2007
Posted by Aratus on Monday, September 23, 2013 5:02 AM

I'm very envious, whatever the reason for being down there!   I notice that our home locations are no longer under our names on the new display.   I always found that very useful.   

Aratus

Location:  North West Devon, UK

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Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).

Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.

Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

M44
  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by M44 on Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:05 AM

On boards where they ask for locations, I say "Based in south west England but can be anywhere at any time". These days most of my trips are in Europe, so I don't often see anything I can't see from England. I think I've got Malta coming up next month. By then Scorpius will probably be too low but I might get some stuff I can't get from here.

How can I be at one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it actually is?

http://philippugh.comlu.com/index.html

 

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