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Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 18-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gaa_ian
Just a quick shot with an iphone, grabbed on the...

Just a quick shot with an iphone, grabbed on the way to work this morning (yep I start work at 6am !) Photo is cropped and contrast enhanced to better show the planets against the brightening Sky.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 17-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By gaa_ian
Yep, been out doing that very thing tonight !

Yep, been out doing that very thing tonight !
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 16-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By gaa_ian
Finally moved into DSLR World

I must have talked about getting a DSLR a dozen times !
Well I finally took the plunge and now have my Canon 700D with a series of lenses including a 10to18mm for night scape photos (my main...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 30-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By gaa_ian
Well, I had a last look this morning. In 1/2 an...

Well, I had a last look this morning. In 1/2 an hour I saw 5 Aquarids, I bright Piscis Austraid & 1 sporadic. With a clear dark sky and an unrestricted view this would have been an awesome shower to...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 29-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks Alex I appreciate your kind words. I just...

Thanks Alex I appreciate your kind words. I just hope you get to see some of these meteors. Sitting out watching showers like this one gives one the time to pause and think, what a busy and dynamic...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 29-07-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By gaa_ian
A triad of meteor showers

We are very fortunate to have upon us a triad of meteor showers in the form of the Aquariads, Capricornids & Piscis Austraids.
The story is up on my blog at night sky secrets...
Forum: Observation Reports 16-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks Liz, good to hear from you again. I have...

Thanks Liz, good to hear from you again.
I have joined up the T'ville forum this morning :-)
This is getting lots of Media coverage up here.
I ended up doing 3 radio interviews before 8am :eyepop:...
Forum: Observation Reports 16-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By gaa_ian
Townsville Meteorite 15 may 2014

Reports are rolling in this morning of a meteorite strike at the Ross Dam area near Townsville North Qld:
15MAY2014 Matthew Manser Townsville, Qld, Australia 18.52 +10 1sec Australia Saw a green...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,818
Posted By gaa_ian
For us here in FNQ, the clouds rolled in ! I did...

For us here in FNQ, the clouds rolled in ! I did manage to see Saturn close
To the moon I. The early part of the evening though & this was certainly
Worth the effort
Forum: IceTrade Archives 11-05-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By gaa_ian
Super Abbe Ortho 24mm Eyepiece

This 4 element eyepiece design is superior to the Plossl for lunar and planetary study in particular. Finish is Black anodized machined Aluminum, threaded for filter attachment. Fully multi coated...
Forum: Deep Space 11-05-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By gaa_ian
One of my favorite clusters & one of the best and...

One of my favorite clusters & one of the best and most detailed images of it I have seen to date. Oh ... to see this detail visually !
Forum: Deep Space 06-03-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,306
Posted By gaa_ian
I was just having another peek at M42 tonight...

I was just having another peek at M42 tonight Paul & Sharing with my Partner, This is a great image to contrast with what we saw ! Certainly the best image I have ever seen of M42
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By gaa_ian
RIP John Dobson ..... If you ever saw the...

RIP John Dobson ..... If you ever saw the documentary on his life as I did his words "Come look at the Moon" echo in my mind. He was also a dedicated sidewalk astronomer, showing countless 1000's of...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 15-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Ted Welcome to IIS :-) I am not really...

Hi Ted
Welcome to IIS :-)
I am not really into imaging (not even after 10 years in the hobby), however this page I have set up for getting a first telescope...
Forum: Nightscapes 09-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,637
Posted By gaa_ian
Awesome Colin ! was it Visual at all, or is this...

Awesome Colin ! was it Visual at all, or is this Photographic only ?
Forum: Equipment Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,435
Posted By gaa_ian
My new favourite scope is my Kson 102 mm tabletop...

My new favourite scope is my Kson 102 mm tabletop dobsonian. I used it over the Christmas break to take camping, sharing some of the eyecandy DSO's with some friends who had largely not looked...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 09-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By gaa_ian
I have heard about it from your posts in the past...

I have heard about it from your posts in the past few days, but thanks for the reminder, it will be going into my observing calendar for sure ! As a bonus it is close to the new moon too :thumbsup:
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 05-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By gaa_ian
Quadratids Meteor Shower - reports

Gove amateur Astronomers in the NT did go out for a look at the Quadrantids on Saturday morning the 4th with 2 club members present, myself & Peter.
I was pleasantly surprised to see 7 Quadratids...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 04-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By gaa_ian
Well, I did end up going out for a look at the...

Well, I did end up going out for a look at the Quadrantids this morning with a fellow club member. I was pleasantly surprised to see 7 of them either rising up from the horizon or skimming it in the...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 03-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By gaa_ian
For those of us closer to the equator, this could...

For those of us closer to the equator, this could be worth a go in the morning !
The attached map is for Cairns so for Gove it is slightly higher (about 2deg above the horizon)
Could be interesting...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-12-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By gaa_ian
This mornings Geminids peak was spectacular...

This mornings Geminids peak was spectacular :eyepop:
from 3:30am to 4:50am we saw 101 Geminids.
Along with 2 other members of Gove Astronomers at a dark site on the beach with a good clear N - NW...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By gaa_ian
Good on you Andrew ! I got up for about 15min...

Good on you Andrew !
I got up for about 15min at 3:30am and saw about 6 Geminids, which is a good sign for tomorrow morning.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 12-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By gaa_ian
Geminids 2013 - Reports

The best of the Geminids is almost upon us, peaking as it does this Saturday morning the 14th Dec.
As luck would have it (touch Wood) skies are clear up here in Gove NT.
I will try my luck...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 29-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,314
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks for the heads up Jarrod I have updated...

Thanks for the heads up Jarrod
I have updated my comets homepage (http://everythingastronomy.com/2013-the-year-of-comets/) with the latest
Oh well, there will be more comets !
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 25-11-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By gaa_ian
Great Photos Bob, Captured with the 600D I...

Great Photos Bob, Captured with the 600D I presume ?
We have been getting some real interesting weather up here too with the now Ex TC Alessia. More to come though I think with the low set to enter...
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