After drawing a blank for Regatta, the following weekend event fared somewhat better with the Saturday evening star party going ahead under reasonably clear skies. 

Jupiter and Saturn were naturally the main course, with a waning gibbous moon rising over by the Abbey acting as desert.

Things didn’t all go to plan with the LX 200 refusing to point anywhere near initial set up alignment stars.  This meant we couldn’t use the automatic GOTO function and slewing had to done manually, not ideal when you have to continually adjust for objects.  The views were still pretty decent, and people loved Saturn.