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    Hi everyone and HNY 2011 !


    Yes I come from the country where cheese smells.

    I am an occasional amateur astronomer located in the French Riviera (lots of clear nights but light pollution is pretty big), here is the Astro-Club I go to : need 5 messages to post

    And the (new) little baby we use nowadays : need 5 messages to post

    My best friend is a professional photographer (mostly fashion & artists) and an amateur but confirmed astrophotographer, he got me hooked into the night sky observation a few years ago but I "always" liked space related topics (astronautics) and one of my hobbies is to fly planes.

    My goal in the futur is to set up/build my own instrumental platform to record any phenomena in the sky like TLEs, meteors, fireballs, secret satellites, etc...

    I am also realy interested in rare & not well known atmospherical phenomenas like ball lightning and I think that we amateurs can contribute to the discovery of new phenomenas.

    I am also here to learn quite a few things from & with you. Hope you won't mind all my questions.

    Please excuse my english as it is not my native language.


    Cheers ya all

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    Welcome to the forum Christophe!

    Your English is fine!

    Take some time to read through the "stickies" at the top of each forum. Lots of good information there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghswen View Post
    Welcome to the forum Christophe!

    Your English is fine!

    Take some time to read through the "stickies" at the top of each forum. Lots of good information there.
    Thank you ghswen,

    I will read all that.

    I don't know for you guys located on the west coast but here, even in the south of france, the weather has been really bad since mid-september. Good (powder days !) for snowboarding but really bad for sky watching


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    Christophe,

    It's been cloudy / rainy here for over 4 weeks now. Some mornings it is clear then clouds up by early afternoon. Our local mountains are very happy however, other than road closures they have lots of snow also.
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    I found the solution,

    Meade LX200 connected to a snowmobile's battery on top of the slopes and hopefully over the cloud top. Ligth pollution stays underneath the cloud layer and if you don't freeze up there or brake plastic parts in your telescope, it's the best solution to get the best out of your ski trip...

    On peut toujours rêver => We can always dream...


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