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Old 09-03-2018, 08:27 PM
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Australian Sky & Telescope April 2018

Flicking through the April 2018 edition of Australian Sky & Telescope and I come across a photo of a mount (Takahashi NJP) I recognise from IIS. Seem our boy Mike Sidonio, as well as being an accomplished astrophotographer, is a writer. He has written a tribute article to his father. A real nice read.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:07 PM
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Thank you so much Hans, Im so glad you enjoyed the read...hey, like us all, I loved my dad but I do love the Tak FSQ too, a remarkable scope

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Old 12-03-2018, 02:24 PM
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Great article Mike,

It reminds me so much of my dear old Dad taking me to CAS meeting in the mid 70's. Those days the meetings were at the Earth Sciences building at the ANU.

I also remember us going to Astro Optical in Crows Nest with to pick up my Orange tube C8 and trying to fit that big green chest on the back seat of the Torana.

Thanks for reminding me of some great memories.
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Great article Mike,

It reminds me so much of my dear old Dad taking me to CAS meeting in the mid 70's. Those days the meetings were at the Earth Sciences building at the ANU.

I also remember us going to Astro Optical in Crows Nest with to pick up my Orange tube C8 and trying to fit that big green chest on the back seat of the Torana.

Thanks for reminding me of some great memories.
Ha yeah, thats cool Ric, glad it struck a cord I remember going to Earth Sciences for CAS meetings too but that was 1984/5/6 ..before they moved to Stromlo

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Old 13-03-2018, 11:51 AM
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I really enjoyed that article too. It probably made a lot of us think of our dads. It reminded me of showing him Jupiter for his first time after the Levy hits in 1995. I wasn't sure if he could see it or focus properly until he said "It's got holes in it!" Cheers Richard.
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Old 14-03-2018, 11:08 AM
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I really enjoyed that article too. It probably made a lot of us think of our dads. It reminded me of showing him Jupiter for his first time after the Levy hits in 1995. I wasn't sure if he could see it or focus properly until he said "It's got holes in it!" Cheers Richard.
Cheers Richard, that is very nice to hear, I recon many of us would have fond memories of our dads (and mums) and our pursuit

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For anyone who doesn't subscribe and would like to read it...here ya go..love ya dad

There are links to the full res versions of the astroimages included in the article, at the bottom of the page.

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Such a touching and fascinating article. Thanks for sharing.
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Mike has me crying now!!!!1 I wish my dad could see the photos I am getting now!!!!!!
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Nice tribute Mikey, well done!
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For anyone who doesn't subscribe and would like to read it...here ya go..love ya dad

There are links to the full res versions of the astroimages included in the article, at the bottom of the page.

Mike
Thanks for the link Mike, was a good read. Condolences on your father passing (I know the pain, I lost my mum suddenly in June 2017). I'm pretty sure your father was very proud of you!
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Nice tribute Mikey, well done!
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Thanks for the link Mike, was a good read. Condolences on your father passing (I know the pain, I lost my mum suddenly in June 2017). I'm pretty sure your father was very proud of you!
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Hi Mike,
An awesome tribute to a great father who obviously loved his son very much.

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Old 23-05-2018, 12:03 AM
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An awesome tribute to a great father who obviously loved his son very much.

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Cheers Tim, all our Fathers love/ed us, this was just my little snippet of some

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