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Forum: General Chat 25-08-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,431
Posted By DaveO
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Tom

Brilliant graphic. Posted a link and the image to FaceBook, Google+ and Twitter with a link back to here. Donna Burton picked it up and included in in "Astronomy News Daily":...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 23-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By DaveO
Pdf

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Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 11-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By DaveO
Thumbs up NACAA 2012 Wrap Up

@Greg: Thanks for the kind comments Greg. Certainly from the perspective of the Local Organising Committee, we were happy with the outcome.

@Roger: Yep, I suspect that most of those involved have...
Forum: Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy 17-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By DaveO
Spectroscopy at NACAA 2012

Just a reminder to everybody that the National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) is on in Brisbane over the Easter weekend!

If you are into the spectroscopy side of astronomy,...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 17-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By DaveO
And a warm welcome from all in Queensland!

Hi all

The Local Organising Committee and amateurs from across Queensland are looking forward to welcoming you all to NACAA in Brisbane this year.

Brisbane is ideally suited for the event, with...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 17-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By DaveO
Amateur science is alive and well at NACAA 2012

Just a reminder to everybody that the National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) is on in Brisbane over the Easter weekend!

If you are into the science side of astronomy, there...
Forum: DIY Observatories 31-07-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By DaveO
Once again thanks for all the comments! This has...

Once again thanks for all the comments! This has caused a massive discussion both on and off forum. We are having a multi-speaker presentation at the next AAQ meeting (13/8/11) about building...
Forum: DIY Observatories 24-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By DaveO
Peter Alas, due to work issues, I can only...

Peter

Alas, due to work issues, I can only come up for the day on the last Saturday! :sadeyes:

But hopefully we can catch up for a chat about the pods. They certainly are interesting as an...
Forum: DIY Observatories 24-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By DaveO
Peter Yep, that's what I'm worried about!!! ...

Peter

Yep, that's what I'm worried about!!! :lol: Actually I'm really worried about how much they cost in the first place, regardless of getting one here!!! :sadeyes:

I'd consider a Pod, but...
Forum: DIY Observatories 24-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By DaveO
Question Clamshell Observatories in Oz

Greetings all

Does anybody know if there are distributors/manufacturers of clamshell observatories in Australia. I am thinking of the type of thing produced by Astrohaven...
Forum: DIY Observatories 19-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By DaveO
Howdy all! Somehow I knew this would be a...

Howdy all!

Somehow I knew this would be a contentious thread!! :)

Just to clarify a few things...

My initial point of view was that the suggestion was "just so wrong"! I mean we get told...
Forum: DIY Observatories 18-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By DaveO
Mike, so you do imaging, or just visual work?

Mike, so you do imaging, or just visual work?
Forum: DIY Observatories 17-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By DaveO
Question Observatory on top of a concrete water tank?

Please don't laugh!

After several years waiting, my wife and I are about to build a new home on a block of land we own. Unlike where we are now, this site will be more observatory friendly (even...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By DaveO
Thumbs up Adam I have been using the GRAS service for...

Adam

I have been using the GRAS service for several years now, and generally speaking it is very good. They have had the odd equipment failure which can be frustrating, but I suspect that was due...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 29-05-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By DaveO
Great Peter - they would certainly be closer.

Great Peter - they would certainly be closer.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 29-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By DaveO
Thanks Allan (and Peter)

Thanks Allan (and Peter)
Forum: Equipment Discussions 29-05-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By DaveO
Peter Can you advise price and seller?

Peter

Can you advise price and seller?
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-05-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By DaveO
Benno If you listed out the sorts of things...

Benno

If you listed out the sorts of things you are looking for, I am pretty certain you'll get lots of advice about where to find them!!
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By DaveO
If I can buy it here in Australia, then I do. We...

If I can buy it here in Australia, then I do. We have a variety of good suppliers and I have generally found the service to be excellent.

If I can't buy the specific item here in Australia, then...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 19-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By DaveO
Bits and Pieces for EQ6 and HEQ5 mounts

Peter

I'll take the following items if they are still available:
2 x GPUSB dongles (US$75 new sell for A$50)
1 x DSUSB (US$75 new sell for A$50)
2 x EQDIR dongles (new US$41 - A$30)
Forum: IceTrade Archives 16-04-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By DaveO
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 11-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By DaveO
SkippySky updated for SEQ

Hi guys

Andrew has done an update, and it now has a special section for SE Queensland. Enjoy.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-09-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By DaveO
No worries Chris. A laser collimator is just one...

No worries Chris. A laser collimator is just one of my many toys!! I also check my newt everytime I use it.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-09-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By DaveO
Chris Thanks for the feedback. That is...

Chris

Thanks for the feedback. That is exactly what I was after, especially in terms of setup and tear down times.

I suspect that if I had been setup next to you guys, you would have driven...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-09-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By DaveO
Peter Strangely, I wasn't seriously planning...

Peter

Strangely, I wasn't seriously planning anything at Astrofest (although there was a fellow with a dob for sale but it wasn't collapsible).

Then this week my wife announced her desire to...
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