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Also, could I ask if anyone wants to enjoy a fire , please bring some firewood along. I usually bring a bag or three, but I am hoping some else could buy a bag or two as well to share the load.
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Originally Posted by MichaelWB View Post
Hi all. I'm a newbie, I have never even posted on any forum before, so forgive me if I say something stupid, or waffle on. I've dabbled with astronomy since the 60's, always solo, but now I' semi-retired I have started to get more involved again. I bought a C6 last year and love it, but almost immediately got aperture fever. I have 99% completed a 14" f7.2 truss dob that has yet to see starlight. I picked up an old recoated mirror that seems good. I may have wasted my money, but early indications are that it is ok. I thought that this weekend at Bretti might be a good time to try it out. As you can guess, it is a bit of a monster and transporting it ( + a ladder ) might be a bit of a problem as I only have a Corolla. If I can make it, do you have any advice on what to bring as I have never been free camping before, just a powered site in a caravan park. I know, what a wuss. Any way, I'm happy to listen to any advice you can give, if I can make it, probably just for Friday night. Thanks for your patience.

We look forward to meeting you Michael. Bring warm clothing and food and water with you. only drop toilets there.
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Hi everyone. Thanks for your responses. Had a look through the 14" this evening during a break in the clouds. Couldn't find a thing to start with, till I realised that that the red dot finder was badly misaligned. I haven't got a proper finder yet. All seems good, just need to fiddle with the collimation I think. In the cold light of day I don't see how I can fit the monster in the back of a Corolla even if I disassemble it. I still intend to come up, even if its only with the C6 and a pair of 100mm binos, neither of which have ever seen dark skies. Thanks for all the advice on what I need to bring. Are there any essentials that are so logical that you don't even mention it, like toilet paper and such. I don't want to get caught out, even if it is only for one night. See everyone on Friday. Thanks again, Michael.
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I'll be there Thursday around midday.

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One spot for me - from Thursday afternoon. Thank you Geoff
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the poop

Yes. Bring toilet paper. And a shovel (sometimes they graze cows on the field and some sh!t needs to be moved). or borrow someone elses'.

There are no showers, so you need to make your own arrangements for hygiene. Some will bring a shower tent and some sort of pump system (BCF camp shower $20 or 12 volt $40).


Garbage bag (they do have bins in middle)

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