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Forum: Terrestrial Photography 27-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By gaa_ian
Well done Houghy ! I have been showing lots of...

Well done Houghy ! I have been showing lots of people at work with the classic #13 welding shield the big spots and explaining what they are.
It still amazes me that 99% of the population have never...
Forum: General Chat 26-10-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,117
Posted By gaa_ian
I think you are right Renato, you don't have to...

I think you are right Renato, you don't have to get too far out of the city to find very affordable properties in Australia. We all seem to love our coastal cities though (me too !) and we pay the...
Forum: General Chat 25-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,117
Posted By gaa_ian
When you have worked or lived in a developing...

When you have worked or lived in a developing country, you realise just how "Lucky" we are .... Now if the house prices fall dramatically ...Opps we may not be #1 !
Either way, we have it pretty...
Forum: Solar System 25-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By gaa_ian
Awesome Image, the solarmax gives such a detailed...

Awesome Image, the solarmax gives such a detailed view. I have only used a PST, which is good, but this is WOW !
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 23-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By gaa_ian
Well, I am glad to hear someone else gave it a go...

Well, I am glad to hear someone else gave it a go Brent :-) I managed to get 2 other people to have a look out here !
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 22-10-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By gaa_ian
Orionids 2014

Well I know there are a few Meteor watchers out there & last night /this morning was the peak of the orionids. For my part out in western Qld i saw 12 in a 1/2 hour period 3:45 to 4:15. A few with...
Forum: Solar System 20-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By gaa_ian
I had a visual attempt at this last night, but as...

I had a visual attempt at this last night, but as expected, without success. It looks like it will be a few days until we get visuals from the Mars probes.
Forum: Solar System 20-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By gaa_ian
Dramatic images JJJ, I am so looking forward to...

Dramatic images JJJ, I am so looking forward to see what NASA have to offer on this encounter !
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 20-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By gaa_ian
No worries Dan I am adding to my product range...

No worries Dan
I am adding to my product range all the time. I seek to only sell gear that I would be happy to own myself. The Nebula Filters and Ortho eyepieces have been popular with IIS members.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 19-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By gaa_ian
This UHC 1.25" filter...

This UHC 1.25" filter (http://everythingastronomy.com/buy-astronomy-products/) is new and only $40 posted (Same as Orion)
In the interests of disclosure, yes, I sell these :-)
Forum: Solar System 19-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By gaa_ian
I will give it a go tonight, even though i only...

I will give it a go tonight, even though i only have a 4" scope out here with me (Mag12 limiting Mag)
Forum: Solar System 19-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks Kevin for the Photo for my Blog post...

Thanks Kevin for the Photo for my Blog post (http://everythingastronomy.com/mars-siding-springs-comet-a-close-call/) on NightSkySecrets :-)
Forum: General Chat 14-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By gaa_ian
The spate of UFO/Conspiracy shows on the...

The spate of UFO/Conspiracy shows on the "National Geographic" channel do nothing to help quell this kind of beat up. I watched some of it the other day, just so I can answer the unavoidable...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 14-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Dan UHC filters seem the most popular as...

Hi Dan
UHC filters seem the most popular as they enhance the widest range of nebula's as well as reducing the effects of light pollution.
Their are OIII filters available, but these work on only a...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,873
Posted By gaa_ian
OK .. I think Ron has it there with the comet...

OK .. I think Ron has it there with the comet being Mag 11.1 that is 1/2 as bright !
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,873
Posted By gaa_ian
Comet is predicted to be Mag 10 today, which is...

Comet is predicted to be Mag 10 today, which is within easy reach of your 8" Dob !
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 10-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By gaa_ian
Very impressive find ! I remember several years...

Very impressive find !
I remember several years back a recurrent Nova in Cygnus, bright orange and around mag3 during a Sky tour I was doing.
It takes some explaining to the non astronomer that...
Forum: Solar System 10-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By gaa_ian
Both great images Kevin, I am looking forward to...

Both great images Kevin, I am looking forward to Mars and the comet getting together !
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 30-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,396
Posted By gaa_ian
Thanks for the information Dave. I will be...

Thanks for the information Dave.
I will be doing a public night for the eclipse and will certainly be looking for Uranus, so close to the moon !
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 30-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By gaa_ian
Mars x 2

Just a single shot as I am yet to venture into the world of image processing. There is a comet like artefact from the nearby moon (I presume)
Lots to learn in this area for me, having spent so many...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 30-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By gaa_ian
Petrified Wood ?

This Shot from South Western Qld. This sits atop a block of Sandstone. If it is not petrified wood, it is a delightful piece of geology none the less.
Forum: Solar System 27-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By gaa_ian
That's Great news Kevin that it has survived ! I...

That's Great news Kevin that it has survived ! I will look out for this comet tonight ! Is there any tail to be seen visually ?
Forum: Nightscapes 27-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By gaa_ian
That is certainly Poster worthy & the kind of...

That is certainly Poster worthy & the kind of image I aspire to now I have the DSLR and some suitable lenses & Mag6+ dark skies to play with !
Well done, the real work is certaily in seeing and...
Forum: General Chat 27-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By gaa_ian
Sounds awesome ! I am sure the folks at Curtin...

Sounds awesome !
I am sure the folks at Curtin Uni would like to hear about this.
http://www.fireballsinthesky.com.au/
Download the App to your smart phone and you can report the sighting and...
Forum: General Chat 25-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,166
Posted By gaa_ian
That's Awesome Jo ! I used to go Hanggliding...

That's Awesome Jo ! I used to go Hanggliding around Cecil plains in the mid 1980's , but I certainly never got that high, thankfully :-)
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