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by Dave Lillis
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: IFAS 2018 calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: IFAS 2018 calendar

yea, should we order some (5-10) for the club and flog them off at face value ??
by Dave Lillis
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Burren Starparty
Topic: Burren Starparty 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 2492

Burren Starparty 2017

Dates
16-17 Sept moon rises at 5am
22-23 Sept cresent moon seting good

20-21 Oct new moon good

iom 28th
by Dave Lillis
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Possible aurora for Christmas 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3316

Re: Possible aurora for Christmas 2016

well, we know that Friday is a Storm Barbara, tomorrow is not alot better, so unless it lasts until the weekend ....

Ive often found that the spaceweather site is very good for very up to date alerts, it updates from observers around the world and is usually accurate.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
by Dave Lillis
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Possible aurora for Christmas 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3316

Re: Possible aurora for Christmas 2016

thanks for the heads up, :)
by Dave Lillis
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Burren Starparty
Topic: Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 4849

Re: Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct 2016

Hi everyone, We finished up at 5.40am, !! lol and by then a little bit of fog was starting to appear but nothing that was a show stopper, as soon as we drove down the hill, we encountered severe dense fog, We were delighted by how the night went, it was perfect !, an epic observing night it was !, a...
by Dave Lillis
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Burren Starparty
Topic: Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 4849

Re: Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct

Hi everyone, the weather is looking good for tonight (Saturday Oct 1st), we'll go ahead with the Burren Starparty observing session up in the Poulnabrone carpark in the Burren from 6pm onwards. It should be getting dark from 7.30 onwards. This gives us time to set up telescopes in daylight. If you'r...
by Dave Lillis
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Burren Starparty
Topic: Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 4849

Burren Starparty, second leg, 30Sept-01Oct 2016

Hi Everyone, For people not monitoring this on facebook, Due to inclement weather, we're going to cancel the observing sessions tonight at Poulenabrone carpark in Clare for tonight (Friday 30th), there will be no club reps there . We will look at the weather forecast tomorrow midday and see what we'...
by Dave Lillis
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing session on Friday 3 June 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 5990

Re: Observing session on Friday 3 June 2016

Hi Conn, We stayed until sunrise, was it 3.30-4 ? I haven't noticed this blinking effect as strongly in other planetary nebulae. I couldn't help notice how much better the planets got as the night went on, as the mirror cooled, I'm going to get some fans together to cool it down quicker. Again, many...
by Dave Lillis
Thu May 26, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Mercury transit 9th May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Mercury transit 9th May 2016

Plans are afoot Gordon, we have plenty of time to organise it. :D
by Dave Lillis
Tue May 24, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Mercury transit 9th May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Mercury transit 9th May 2016

Thats great John, glad you got to se it. One interesting thing to note with this transit was that Mercury was practically at aphelion, as far from the Sun as it can get, in other words, its as near to us as it gets, so its as big as possible, the next transit in 2019 is at perihelion, making it alot...
by Dave Lillis
Sat May 14, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Mercury transit 9th May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Mercury transit 9th June 2016

Hi ,
I got around to processing the images, and this is the result

Image

We missed the start of the transit and intermittent light clouds prevented a evenly spaced sequence, still though, I'm happy enough with it.
by Dave Lillis
Tue May 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Mercury transit 9th May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Mercury transit 9th June 2016

Hi Conn, Glad to see you got a glimpse of it. Early on Monday morning I had a look at satellite images and saw there wasn't a hope of good viewing here, tbh I'm surprised you got to see anything. I saw the massive clearance north of the Mourne mountains. I decided I'm out of here and contacted Micha...
by Dave Lillis
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: Irish Astrophotography Exhibition Feb 2nd to feb 21st
Replies: 7
Views: 10164

Re: Irish Astrophotography Exhibition Feb 2nd to feb 21st

pretty cool.
Also, as far as i know, this exhibition is traveling to Belfast, after that I dont know...
by Dave Lillis
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Intes MK-67 Telescope , 6" Maksutov
Replies: 1
Views: 11158

Re: Intes MK-67 Telescope , 6" Maksutov

Last chance guys,
I'll have this on sale at Cosmos in April unless someone in the clubs wants it first.
by Dave Lillis
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Trip to Dunsink / Astrophotography exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 2821

Re: Trip to Dunsink / Astrophotography exhibition

I'll head up to this. Could be interesting..