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Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 pm
by IN Pyla
Hi all, just starting looking at the stars through a telescope, until now I have had fabulous sights whilst sailing in the Med. i attended a 'Read the Sky' course at the Kition Observatory and Planetarium but alas there is no local club to learn more, so here I am eager to learn. I have a southerly outlook from Larnaca.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:13 am
by thymelord
Hi welcome to our shed.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:13 am
by carastro
Welcome to the Shed.

I have a southerly outlook from Larnaca.

Wow, sounds great and you have all those southerly constellations that are too low for us here.

I went to Cyprus a few years ago and recall being totally gobsmacked as we drove over the mountains at night.

Carole

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:21 pm
by Dion
Hi, I do know they struggle in Cyprus with the moisture, but I know there's an Astro group in Nicosia which isnt too far for you. Ask at the Telescope shop in Nicosia, I chatted to the guy there for a while one time I was there and they have some places they go to with really good conditions.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 pm
by rwillits
Welcome to the Shed.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:26 pm
by IN Pyla
Thank you all, looking forward to being on here often. I have been to Nicosia, they meet on Thursday evenings on the roof of the shop. There's an observatory with a couple of scopes and a bar, stars and bars!

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:56 pm
by Dion
Is this the shop on the little side street near the car park? I think they have trips up into the mounstains too, he said something about near a dam, but it was quite a while ago.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:12 am
by IN Pyla
Yes Dion, I have been on one of their star parties. Two very helpful guys there, I bought my SW 150 on a eq3-2 from them.

Re: Hi from Cyprus

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:35 am
by galileo
Hi welcome to the astronomy shed