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Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 20-10-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By John Saunders
If you got your ham radio licence you could talk...

If you got your ham radio licence you could talk to them whilst watching them go overhead!:rofl:
Forum: Solar System 20-06-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By John Saunders
Great shots, Stephen! Puts my humble efforts into...

Great shots, Stephen! Puts my humble efforts into perspective...but I was amazed at capturing the jovian moons as well. Love the definition on the lunar surface you were able to get as well. Did you...
Forum: Solar System 20-06-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By John Saunders
Moon, Jupiter and more moons

With Jupe so close to the moon I just had to get a couple of happy snaps. To my surprise I got the Moon, Jupiter and Europa and Ganymede...perhaps even Callisto. The "corrected" image brings them out...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 14-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By John Saunders
What is meant exactly by "life precursor"...

What is meant exactly by "life precursor" molecules? Amino Acid molecules?
Forum: Beginners Talk 19-04-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By John Saunders
Jeanette - you are a wealth of information. Guess...

Jeanette - you are a wealth of information. Guess what I am going to save my bikkies and buy - yep that camera mount looks great and your instruction helps a lot - particularly the idea to take...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 03-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By John Saunders
G'day Mark, I did a similar thing with my...

G'day Mark,

I did a similar thing with my wife's grade - but they were grade 5's not five-year olds. What I can suggest is to set up a couple of scopes if you have some friends around and get...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 20-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By John Saunders
Glad to hear you folks over in the west are...

Glad to hear you folks over in the west are having clear skies. In Brissy we are all very thankful for the rain, but we have had night after night of cloudy skies...and it is getting a little...
Forum: Solar System 18-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By John Saunders
David - that's a great shot. Saturn is neither...

David - that's a great shot. Saturn is neither that big nor that clear in my scope.

Well done!
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 12-03-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By John Saunders
Orion is my favourite. But, the other night I was...

Orion is my favourite. But, the other night I was scanning across the Milky Way and before I realised it I was in Eta Carina. I put the neb filter on and it was FANTASTIC - from my back yard as well....
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 12-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By John Saunders
Eye have never seen Venus naked...:eyepop:

Eye have never seen Venus naked...:eyepop:
Forum: General Chat 12-03-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By John Saunders
A world away

Hmmmm, so whilst the good ol' US of A is loosening monetary policy to stimulate the economy, in the Land Down-under we are tightening monetary policy to stop inflation.

In the good ol' US of A...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By John Saunders
Hi folks - interesting reading. My theory...

Hi folks - interesting reading.

My theory (for what it's worth) is that despite layers of religious varnish, most often the affairs of human beings and decisions they make are driven by notions...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By John Saunders
Well done, Paul. I've never used an apostrophe in...

Well done, Paul. I've never used an apostrophe in morse, so that's what confused me along with the ---- for "o". 73's is an abbreviation for thanks, see you later, etc in Amateur morse protocol.
...
Forum: General Chat 10-03-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By John Saunders
I do the cooking at our place. My wife is a...

I do the cooking at our place. My wife is a Primary School teacher - nuff said. (I used to teach Secondary)

I am currently a humble Uni bum so I have more "spare" time...in between assignments...
Forum: General Chat 10-03-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By John Saunders
Hi, Susan. ...

Hi, Susan.

Yourcharacterspacingisalittlehardtofollow... I had to read what you typed and send it with a key to make sense (I work by ear, not eye with cw), but even then I'm not sure I have the...
Forum: General Chat 10-03-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By John Saunders
Hi, Ian. If you want to get your Foundation...

Hi, Ian. If you want to get your Foundation Licence (new entry level) or your Standard Licence (replaces Novice with extra bands and power) then there are distance learning courses through the WIA...
Forum: General Chat 10-03-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By John Saunders
Any other Hams out there?

Hi folks!

As well as being an ardent sky-watcher, I am also a very active Ham Radio operator (VK4BZ). As I talk to others in the astronomy fraternity (including the ladies of course!) and then...
Forum: Beginners Talk 27-02-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,720
Posted By John Saunders
Hi, Jen. Like everybody else has said - WELCOME!...

Hi, Jen. Like everybody else has said - WELCOME! With filters, if you are going to start chasing nebulae you will eventually get a filter or two to help with your observing. I purchased one from the...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 25-02-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,164
Posted By John Saunders
I am an extra-terrestrial...:)

I am an extra-terrestrial...:)
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 23-02-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By John Saunders
Craig - it depends on what you are interested in...

Craig - it depends on what you are interested in looking at. Admittedly, with a smaller scope you are going to see less, but you can still see plenty if you know what you are looking for. My first...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 21-02-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By John Saunders
Mars was earlier in the evening/morning, but yes...

Mars was earlier in the evening/morning, but yes Mercury is up - a few degrees below Venus. It was virtually a fat crescent Mercury but that could have been the fuzziness of the atmosphere.

Pluto...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 21-02-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By John Saunders
Planets Galore

Good viewing this morning from Brisbane...finally. Yeah, I know we need the rain!

Humidity was up unfortunately giving that fuzzy halo effect, but having Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn...
Forum: Solar System 26-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By John Saunders
Great pic. When I had a gander on Christmas Eve...

Great pic. When I had a gander on Christmas Eve it was really soupy - you've done remarkably well for the 10' mirror. My 8' gave me just a swirling blob.
Forum: General Chat 26-12-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 877
Posted By John Saunders
Well, Christmas Eve I got about 3/4 of an hour of...

Well, Christmas Eve I got about 3/4 of an hour of clear sky...just enough time to see Mars and take a snap of the moon to impress the rellies on Christmas Day and that was it...all it's been for...
Forum: General Chat 01-11-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,035
Posted By John Saunders
Good point, Eric. I will have to look into that...

Good point, Eric. I will have to look into that one. If you are involved with any community group or church you would be able to get one through them.
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