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Forum: Observation Reports 16-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
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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: 560
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: 2,590
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: 458
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: 489
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: 69
Views: 2,156
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: 1,832
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: 673
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: 1,608
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: 13,357
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: 640
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: 640
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: 628
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: 628
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: 649
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: 649
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: 649
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: 15,095
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: 745
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...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-11-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By gaa_ian
No worries. you will find most scopes don't come...

No worries. you will find most scopes don't come with a carry bag. you have to shop around a bit to find a suitable bag. I find the army surplus type canvas bags very good for carrying scopes and...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi OzStarGazer & welcome ! Great to hear your...

Hi OzStarGazer & welcome !
Great to hear your decision to get a scope.
Its good you are considering useability as that is one of the key issues.
An 8" Dobsonian is the Standard advice, but you...
Forum: General Chat 25-11-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By gaa_ian
I have 3 tanks. 2 which are outdoors up here in...

I have 3 tanks. 2 which are outdoors up here in the NT. They are quite a struggle to keep on top of with Algae etc ....so I wont show those !
Back in Cairns NQ I have a very good looking FW tank...
Forum: General Chat 25-11-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By gaa_ian
I loved it, I have watched Dr4 Who since I was 10...

I loved it, I have watched Dr4 Who since I was 10 y.o & I was certainly not there from the beginning. The story line is certainly wide open with this pivitol moment in the history of the Doctor.
Forum: General Chat 24-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks for the reminder, I will be watching it...

Thanks for the reminder, I will be watching it tonight now :-)
There are very few shows on TV I will make the effort to watch, this one will be an exception !
Forum: General Chat 24-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By gaa_ian
Awesome Suzy, I have added it to my Comets...

Awesome Suzy, I have added it to my Comets Homepage (http://everythingastronomy.com/2013-the-year-of-comets/)
I just wish these clouds would bugger off :( so I can at least have a go at seeing...
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