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Forum: General Chat 27-01-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks for the update rick. That is useful as...

Thanks for the update rick.
That is useful as it is only the 5 to 20 mw lasers that are worthwhile really !
Cheers
Ian
Forum: General Chat 25-01-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By gaa_ian
Hey Raymo, a great sentiment & one I agree with....

Hey Raymo, a great sentiment & one I agree with. I have learnt so much here and in turn been able to give some back too. 15yrs ago it was unheard of to get such help freely. Astronomy is so much more...
Forum: General Chat 25-01-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By gaa_ian
Yep, I have done Dozens of obs nights with the...

Yep, I have done Dozens of obs nights with the Laser and the same is true !
It goes something like this : Look here is Saturn see the rings ....OK, but tell me about the laser pointer, can I get one...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-01-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 918
Posted By gaa_ian
Those are some great tips there on controlling...

Those are some great tips there on controlling the Mozzies as well as protecting your EP's and Mirrors !
Thanks Suzy, I have a little battery power fan I use for camping, so I will try that next Obs...
Forum: Nightscapes 25-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By gaa_ian
That's a great shot for a single frame Roger ! ...

That's a great shot for a single frame Roger !
I certainly don't get that much nebulosity in a single frame with my 700D
Forum: General Chat 25-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By gaa_ian
Having let off a few amateur rockets in my time,...

Having let off a few amateur rockets in my time, that is absolutely amazing ! I can see why they did it well away from the crowds ! Imagine what it took to get to the stage of being able to do that !...
Forum: Solar System 25-01-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,084
Posted By gaa_ian
That is totally awesome !

That is totally awesome !
Forum: Beginners Talk 24-01-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By gaa_ian
Oh ....... we are such a bunch of aperture snobs...

Oh ....... we are such a bunch of aperture snobs aren't we :P
In my experience, most people want a telescope that is
*Easy to use, set up pack up
*Does not take up too much space at home
*They...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-01-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,219
Posted By gaa_ian
It is sad news indeed to see such a long...

It is sad news indeed to see such a long establish business shut down. I read with interest all your comments and will take this on board. For my part, I started my astronomy business online in 2007...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 23-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By gaa_ian
My old club (GAA in the NT) bought 2 of them and...

My old club (GAA in the NT) bought 2 of them and they are Awesome ! They make the difference between having a quick look and really taking in the details when viewing.
Forum: General Chat 23-01-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By gaa_ian
They rise and fall quickly, currently just a...

They rise and fall quickly, currently just a 50-100mm, so no problem. 6 mths ago you would think it almost never rained here ! Now all is green hills and flowing streams :eyepop:
Forum: Deep Space 21-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By gaa_ian
Great Image Geoff, I love the spiral arms, so...

Great Image Geoff, I love the spiral arms, so distinct !
Now I was going to ask more about it (as I am a visual observer) but instead, here are the details from CDC & the Star Chart:
NGC 2835...
Forum: General Chat 21-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By gaa_ian
Your right there, I am sitting on the edge of the...

Your right there, I am sitting on the edge of the next downpour.
This was our local creek after the edge of the front hit last night :eyepop:
So much for doing an observing night for the Mars...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 17-01-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By gaa_ian
I am pretty sure the sun is in there as a Solar...

I am pretty sure the sun is in there as a Solar System object :-)
Forum: Trade/Wanted 17-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Dave I don't know if this is suitable. ...

Hi Dave
I don't know if this is suitable.
http://www.nightskysecrets.com.au/accessories/ekcentric-go-to-telescope-mount.html
Comes in a case too & is just up the road in Cairns :-)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By gaa_ian
Orthos will give you a sharp image to the edge of...

Orthos will give you a sharp image to the edge of field. This is at a much lower cost that the TeleView's Pentax's etc (dont get me wrong, they are superb eyepieces) The only thing you miss against...
Forum: Nightscapes 17-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By gaa_ian
Thats it Rick, the pic is exactly as it came, no...

Thats it Rick, the pic is exactly as it came, no adjustments :-)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 16-01-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,454
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Pete It has been great watching the...

Hi Pete
It has been great watching the evolution of your viewing experience. First light on a new scope is always great.
You will see the comet easy with the 8", here is a photo from last night. It...
Forum: Nightscapes 16-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By gaa_ian
Lovejoy - Storm - WellHead

This shot last night with a receding storm & little comet Lovejoy above the Pleiades & a Gas Wellhead in the lit foreground.
Canon 700D 30sec ISO 1600 Canon 10-18mm Lens
Forum: Deep Space 15-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By gaa_ian
Well done and from one of my favourite spots. I...

Well done and from one of my favourite spots. I used to compete in the State Hang gliding titles there for a few years :-)
Forum: General Chat 13-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By gaa_ian
That is Awesome !

That is Awesome !
Forum: General Chat 13-01-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By gaa_ian
I would suggest you download the App to your...

I would suggest you download the App to your smart phone "fire balls in the sky"
http://www.fireballsinthesky.com.au/it is a research project from curtain university that triangulates observations...
Forum: General Chat 10-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 30,891
Posted By gaa_ian
Listening to it now, very chilled out with that...

Listening to it now, very chilled out with that same back country feel. Love her voice !
Forum: General Chat 10-01-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 30,891
Posted By gaa_ian
CCR over and over for the past few days, as I do...

CCR over and over for the past few days, as I do some pretty mind Numbing Database work. Takes me away to back country USA somewhere drinking Moonshine, making music and chilling out....
Forum: Solar System 10-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 887
Posted By gaa_ian
Awesome image Greg. It really gives the...

Awesome image Greg. It really gives the impression of the Comet receding from as at Phenomenal speed.
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