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Wednesday, March 8

Observing Night Report

Our recent Observing Night was not too successful, it has to be said. Only Robin made it up to a cold and snowy Caldbeck on Friday night to enjoy the clear skies. I made it on Saturday, only to be greeted by total cloud cover (it had been clear in Cockermouth !).

At least we have a second attempt this month on the 24th or 25th March. So reserve those nights now.

I've also been wondering if Caldbeck is a bit too far for a 'routine' observing site. Perhaps we should consider something a bit closer. Our ideal observing site should have;
  • dark skies
  • Low horizon in most directions
  • parking for half a dozen or so car, with good access to somewhere to set up telescopes
  • be far enough from a main road to avoid headlights spoiling observing.

If you know any likely sites please let s know. Email by the usual address (chris@cockermouthastronomy.co.uk) or leave a comment on the post. Just click the '0 comments' link below, and follow the instructions.

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