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Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 22-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By gaa_ian
On the subject of OIII filters, do you guys know...

On the subject of OIII filters, do you guys know of a list of the DSO's that most benefit from the use of an OIII rather than a UHC ?
I have had a high demand for my UHC/Nebula filters, but few...
Forum: General Chat 22-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,521
Posted By gaa_ian
To be honest I don't mind any kind of question....

To be honest I don't mind any kind of question. What does annoy me is when you give people the answers & they want to argue the point. IE: Conspiracy theory's that have been disproved by the most...
Forum: Nightscapes 22-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By gaa_ian
That is certainly my idea of a good night out....

That is certainly my idea of a good night out. There are only a handful of people here in FNQ with scopes that size. Brings back memories of IISAC, just wish I could of been there this year ! Oh well...
Forum: Nightscapes 18-02-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By gaa_ian
I love Wanaka ... I celebrated my 45th Birthday...

I love Wanaka ... I celebrated my 45th Birthday there with my Dad who lives in Timaru ....Gotta get back there again !!!
Forum: General Chat 18-02-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,521
Posted By gaa_ian
And can you believe some people would say they...

And can you believe some people would say they are just clouds !!!
Unbelievers :abduct:
They will see :screwy:
Forum: General Chat 16-02-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,521
Posted By gaa_ian
Ron, that does not surprise me at all. One day...

Ron, that does not surprise me at all.
One day I am sure the mothership will appear over Mt Tibrogargan
Clearly the caves at the top of the mountain are portals :-)
Forum: Beginners Talk 16-02-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By gaa_ian
Welcome Dave :welcome: You will find lots of...

Welcome Dave :welcome:
You will find lots of very helpful people here who hopefully will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls & teach you a whole lot of new skills.
Yep, and a good chance to pick...
Forum: General Chat 16-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,521
Posted By gaa_ian
After reading the results of the survey, I agree...

After reading the results of the survey, I agree with the #1 beef of most AA'a "The Moon Landing Conspiracy"
Just plain stupid :screwy:
The growth in "National Geographic" channel conspiracy shows...
Forum: Deep Space 15-02-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By gaa_ian
That is an awesome shot Barry, the LMC like I...

That is an awesome shot Barry, the LMC like I have never seen it before. It is very clear from your photo that is was a barred Spiral before our galaxy gobbled up its outlying stars !
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-02-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By gaa_ian
That's the one Merlin ! I was at Garma Festival...

That's the one Merlin !
I was at Garma Festival doing my Annual Astronomy tours in August & had to explain to the onlookers how this bright orange star was not normally visible at all ! The skies...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 14-02-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By gaa_ian
Very interesting Rob How bright is this Nova...

Very interesting Rob
How bright is this Nova expected to become ?
Last really good one I saw was visual magnitude & quite orange in color in Cygnus
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By gaa_ian
Interesting to read the eyewitness reports...

Interesting to read the eyewitness reports (http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/meteor-over-northern-nz) !
Shows how peoples perceptions vary & you have to wonder what some of them were on !
Forum: Deep Space 12-02-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By gaa_ian
That is a truly astounding image Rolf, I am in...

That is a truly astounding image Rolf, I am in awe of the work you have all done together to come up with that image.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 12-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By gaa_ian
It is astounding to be seeing a planet for the...

It is astounding to be seeing a planet for the first time like this. Very exciting :-)
Forum: General Chat 12-02-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 31,891
Posted By gaa_ian
Listening to JJ online with some classic Mid 80's...

Listening to JJ online with some classic Mid 80's to 90's sounds. It is a history of the JJJ journey from inception to today.
Treaty by Yothu Yindi was on just a while back, certainly on of my...
Forum: General Chat 12-02-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By gaa_ian
Hey Leon Cash is still King :D I am always...

Hey Leon
Cash is still King :D
I am always happy to take Bank deposits too ;)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 12-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Jimmy I would not be put off too much by...

Hi Jimmy
I would not be put off too much by products being made in China.
While there is a lot of rubbish coming out of China, there is also a lot of very good value well made products.
I can tell...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 12-02-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 427
Posted By gaa_ian
Welcome Jimmy The Binoculars you are looking...

Welcome Jimmy
The Binoculars you are looking at are entry level & as Lindon poins out there are better alternatives in the $100 to $200 range.
I would suggest you get along to a local club...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By gaa_ian
As a merchant using this device I have to say I...

As a merchant using this device I have to say I have mixed feelings about it.
When it is all set up, paired to the phone & the paypal app is open it is smooth sailing. Customer never gives you their...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-02-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By gaa_ian
Hey Peter I have scopes from 100mm refractors...

Hey Peter
I have scopes from 100mm refractors to 10" Dobs, Go-TO's and MCT's to play with. My 10" Dob is my favourite, but I use my 4" Kson travel scope much more (as I travel a lot)
I am looking...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By gaa_ian
Yep, I recon that is pretty awesome too ! What...

Yep, I recon that is pretty awesome too !
What a wonderful piece of history.
Talk about lost treasure :-)
Forum: Beginners Talk 11-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By gaa_ian
Hi Sylvain Your point is taken about the lack...

Hi Sylvain
Your point is taken about the lack of an adequate description for the filter. An oversight in the upgrade to the new site, something which I shall correct. However, I can assure you it is...
Forum: Solar System 08-02-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By gaa_ian
Awesome shots showing the GRS. I shall have to...

Awesome shots showing the GRS. I shall have to have another go at observing tonight and see how far I can stretch my little travel scope to get some detail on Jupiter. Its clear as a bell in South...
Forum: Solar System 08-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By gaa_ian
Thats a great image Phil, detail and colour a...

Thats a great image Phil, detail and colour a very good. I saw jupiter in the early evening, but nothing like that !
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 08-02-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By gaa_ian
That is an awesome Hubble image Lindon. Puts into...

That is an awesome Hubble image Lindon. Puts into perspective, just how much the moons of Jupiter are worlds in their own right .
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