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Hi,
I hope you don't mind me posting this message which I origonally posted around September 2008.


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Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:35 am Post subject: winter constellations

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Hi,
Got my first view of a few winter constellations at around 03.30 BST this morning (Wed 3rd). Just using a pair of 10x50"s. Orion looked majestic high in the sky. Gemini, Taurus were good to see back. The sisters were almost overhed. Also saw a splendid ISS pass (04.49 BST), the pass took it straight thro the heart of Orion.
Don"t think I am a nutcase for viewing at these hours it"s just that I was having a sleepless night having just been made redundant, so I made the most of a clear spell.
ATB
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My "allnighter" viewing sessions have now been greatly reduced and I will now have to really make the most of the rare clear skies has I have finally landed a job after fifteen months.
The Winter constellations look stunning tonight (10TH Dec 2009).
Seems I have gone full circle.
ATB.
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Post by gary1968 »

Congrats on the new job Dave, hope it goes well......... :D
I'm sure you'll make the most of any time you have for star gazing.

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That's good news, Dave.
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Post by Andrew INT »

Well done Dave; good luckwith your new job!
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Post by Cliff »

Dear Dave
Brilliant !
Really good news for Christmas.
Best of luck from Cliff
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Hi
Thanks for the kind words guys, really appreciated.
It's been a long (and often frustrating) haul but I suppose astronomy has taught me to be patient if nothing else :)
ATB.
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great news dave, and the same sky is out there right now :D
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Post by jb1970 »

Well done Dave. I've just got myself a part time evening job which will reduce possibilities for observing, but I think you appreciate time under the stars all the more.

All the best
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Post by mark_smith »

Well done dave on the new job :)

Hope you have many more clear nights in the future.

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Post by Davej »

Hi Mark,
Thanks a lot, will certainly have to make the most of the viewing opportunities (been finishing at midnight this week so ideal for viewing, pity the weather has been so bad though).

ATB
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