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13-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Need to discuss the best nights for this month: the saturday before or after or both? ? ?
13-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Would love to do both but I can't make the 24th, dammit.
Sat. the 1st Oct. is only good for me.:thumbsup:
13-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Currently have no work or family commitment on 1st Oct, would try to make it if people are going up.
13-09-2011, 05:03 PM
The one before is better for us as we aren't working. We could probably do both but won't be out as late on the one after.
13-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Ummmm, Either for me at this stage.
16-09-2011, 03:30 PM
yup, both are looking ok for me at this stage.
18-09-2011, 09:33 PM
would prefer before if that's possible.
19-09-2011, 07:15 AM
24th for me , can't make the 1st
19-09-2011, 09:22 AM
24th is the only one that works for me. I'll be away on the 1st :(
19-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Great to hear from you again Mr. Phil.
I look forward to catching up.
20-09-2011, 05:50 PM
At a wedding one weeknd and away the next.
20-09-2011, 10:20 PM
Neither for me this month, unfortunately. :sadeyes:
21-09-2011, 12:15 PM
Sorry for some ignorant questions, as I have never been to a dark site before. What is the general procedure for Pony club site ?
- is there a time we need to arrive by?
- is the gate to the property locked?
- I assume we have to camp overnight? as we can't leave without turning on the car light and ruin it for everybody
- are we allowed to use personal gas cooker to cook?
From the above replies so far, looks like most people will be going on the 24th... any numbers going on the 1st?
21-09-2011, 08:03 PM
In regards to time, people normally work it out as it gets a bit closer, that being said its quite common for some of us to get there before sunset.
The gate to the property is locked...and apart from last time, some people have keys to let us in.
We dont camp overnight... we are not overly strict on light use, so there isnt too much of a problem leaving, we just try and be aware of each other and not turn our car lights on till we are facing away from the scopes.
From my experience at the pony club, we are a pretty relaxed bunch, all the members there have been more than accepting and understanding towards peoples needs. if you want to cook on a stove, thats no problem.. as long as you dont need flood lights to see when our steaks are ready ;) ... wait... I did mention that visitors to the pony club usually cook steaks for everyone else right?
It will be good to see you there Victor, Im hoping to make saturday night, although I have to go to the airport at 8:30pm to pick up my girlfriend so I may not be there until pretty late. Im also in for the following week at this stage.
22-09-2011, 06:42 AM
Spoke wit Geoff the other day. Don't think anyone has a key to the new club house as yet so i will bring the generator that we canuse if necessary (until i leave at least)
It is only 1kw so wont drive an oven or kettle but is great for computers and lighting and charging etc (pure sine wave). Just bring a long ext cord if you want access to it.
I will be there this sat night, as early as possible about 4ish but will wait till a key arrives ( no choice in that one) to get in the gate.
Catch ya all then, after that Lostock here we come in October:lol:
22-09-2011, 10:39 AM
change of plans can only make the 1st of oct, hope you can still make it Geoffro would be good to catch up
22-09-2011, 11:25 PM
I plan to be there this month on Saturday 1st October.
Hope to see a few of you there. I will be coming scopeless and sharing Phil's scope as Gary K has the 18" Obsession and I will be leaving the 14" SDM in Kiama
23-09-2011, 11:40 AM
The weather forecast is not looking too promising for tomorrow.
If the weatherman is wrong, I will will be keen for some PC action.
Anyone know the opposite of a rain dance?
23-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Yes, looks like 100% cloud predicted for all tomorrow night.
23-09-2011, 07:48 PM
If the cloud cover persists for Saturday and the afternoon, I will cancel my intended visit and look forwatrd to next weekend.
I'll see how it goes.
23-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Yep my nimus filter hasn't yet or arrived so if clouds are present Arthur won't be, will decide during the day
23-09-2011, 11:22 PM
not a hope in hell ladies and gentlemen - not a hope in hell :cloudy:
24-09-2011, 09:21 AM
here we go, one more year of gloom
24-09-2011, 10:27 AM
next week is looking better on 7timer
24-09-2011, 02:36 PM
At least we have the option of a second weekend. Fingers crossed for next Saturday.
24-09-2011, 03:16 PM
And to think i rushed back from three glorious days of Bretti sunshine and dark nights for this :rolleyes:
Oh well, at least the footy is on tonight!
24-09-2011, 06:12 PM
A night in for me tonight too.
Oh well lets hope for next weekend.
24-09-2011, 06:22 PM
wait, its clearing!!! Im on my way up!! Whooohooo...
Ok, so Im not really going up, Next week will be nice and clear though, Im willing it to happen!:hi:
25-09-2011, 03:50 PM
I'll be there. Don't worry John, you can look through my 14" also if you're up to it.:thumbsup:
Sorry everyone missed last Saturday. Hopefully weather good next weekend.
27-09-2011, 09:08 PM
If I am reading the forecast correctly, the weekend looks bad once again.
Some please tell me I am reading the info wrongly.
27-09-2011, 11:01 PM
you are reading correctly
we will need a minor weather god miracle to observe this weekend
28-09-2011, 04:20 AM
plenty of time for it to change yet.... certainly no point in getting all negative when we are still 5 days out lol
28-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Hoping for a goer: Again will take power if i go. Otherwise will catch you all at Lostock in October (hopefully). How does 7timer look?
28-09-2011, 02:41 PM
Will be on uhf channel 8 from about 1530hrs Saturday if anyone wants to try an call
28-09-2011, 03:59 PM
I don't finish work until 6:30pm and have a 5:30am start on sunday morning...
28-09-2011, 09:19 PM
With a supposed big low pressure system developing off the central coast on Saturday it ain't looking too flash according to forecasts.:(:(:(:(:(:(:( Typical!!!:shrug:
29-09-2011, 01:41 AM
7timer is saying sunday nite
29-09-2011, 11:58 PM
how desperate are we ladies and gentlemen?
30-09-2011, 08:20 AM
can't make sunday
30-09-2011, 09:08 AM
im keen to make the trip...
30-09-2011, 11:17 AM
i was thinking more of to-nite - friday
rest of the weekend is crap
to-nite a better (only) chance i think
might be some cloud - might be windy
i am not keen keen - but
ps - 7timer says seeing is gunna be crap
30-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Unfortunately sunday outfor me, big party night
30-09-2011, 02:58 PM
ok - i'm out for to-nite
going for my afternoon snooze
might go over to Rick's place to-nite instead
30-09-2011, 03:08 PM
I agree with you Geoff. I don't think any of the weekend will be OK.
Tonight is our only opportunity and I think rather than hike all the way up to the PC and maybe disappointed, I might set up here at home and view where it is a little protected.
If you want to come around here or anyone else, feel free to lob.
We may not have any other chance now before Lostock. Any takers?:)
30-09-2011, 03:26 PM
I was just looking at the skies myself, with the thought of climbing the mountain tonight if anyone else was keen.
... But now I see clouds rolling in.
Might be on a journey to Avoca tonight.
30-09-2011, 06:19 PM
I might try to get away for a while tonight to Ricks as well.
Hopefully the clouds will clear enough....:rolleyes:
I may bring the little scope too....
30-09-2011, 07:03 PM
bit of cloud around by the looks of it
looks like another nite in and getting to the bookwork me thinks
01-10-2011, 05:39 PM
There are patches of blue sky at my place (Sydney northern suburbs), but in general i would say 90% overcast. I take it is a no go tonight?
01-10-2011, 05:44 PM
yes you are right Victor
mangrove has copped some rain and stormy weather during the afternoon - and most likely will get some more to-nite
01-10-2011, 05:58 PM
Its a "no go" from me too.:(
Too many clouds, forecast is not favourable.
A glass of red and a movie for me tonight by the looks of it.
01-10-2011, 10:09 PM
My first 2 weekends off for months to attend but voila the weather broke oh well thems the brakes. Catch you guy at lostock in october.
02-10-2011, 08:56 AM
you guys missed out the night was spectacular. ive never seen sky's like it... of course im referring to the rain and hail...
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