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Old 14-03-2006, 02:04 PM
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Whats that smell.....someone has placed an order for a new phillips webcam 900nc!!!

Yup, ozone is what i smell, hence lightning across the eastern seaboard for a week.

Once that storm has passed and knocked over all outdoor observatories, then the intrepid planetary astronomer will give us a complete run down and review of its performance.

Hint.... it will be up against a neximage for comparison!!!
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Old 14-03-2006, 02:23 PM
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Must be Robert!

Look forward to seeing the results!
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Old 14-03-2006, 02:56 PM
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hmm... interesting... just hury up and get it so i can go out viewing again

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Old 14-03-2006, 03:02 PM
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You think you've got problems.

All I want is one clear night to trim the truss poles of my 16 Dob.

Its been cloudy for nigh on two weeks here (well the nights I've had free at least).
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Old 14-03-2006, 03:41 PM
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Sounds like a good test!

I'm also travelling with my scope for a week or so up to my home town of Glen Innes, home of dark skies and good seeing (well, I hope!).

At least I'll be away from the low night cloud of Canberra for a week or so...Leaving this Thursday, getting back next Friday.

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Old 14-03-2006, 03:48 PM
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You think you've got problems.

All I want is one clear night to trim the truss poles of my 16 Dob.

Its been cloudy for nigh on two weeks here (well the nights I've had free at least).
last night was the first in 8 days the sky was clear here in tassie and the jetstream was shocking!!!
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Old 14-03-2006, 04:01 PM
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Sounds like a good test!

I'm also travelling with my scope for a week or so up to my home town of Glen Innes, home of dark skies and good seeing (well, I hope!).

At least I'll be away from the low night cloud of Canberra for a week or so...Leaving this Thursday, getting back next Friday.

Bird
Is your lovely wife with the great name going as well.

By the way, i got the peltier cooler happening on the .6mm alu, and will now dismantle yours.

I am pricing up aluminium section to make a tube so that it dismantles into 4 pieces. I hope to have a baby bird before next year.

By the way, if you had your time again, and you want your image scale, would you go down the sct or rcx trail, or would you custom build again. I have looked at the options and I believe for portability, coolability, $$$$ ability, then custom tube and cooling will be my best bet.
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Old 14-03-2006, 04:05 PM
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Last night?

It was 100% cover down South.

Not going to get much better for a while looking at this http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00006.latest.shtml

Arrrgh!
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Old 14-03-2006, 04:49 PM
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Yup, ozone is what i smell, hence lightning across the eastern seaboard for a week.

Once that storm has passed and knocked over all outdoor observatories, then the intrepid planetary astronomer will give us a complete run down and review of its performance.

Hint.... it will be up against a neximage for comparison!!!
hmmmm.... I wonder who it could be

Good luck with the Glenn Innes Trip Bird - you're up in the highlands so that must mean less atmosphere to muck things up eh
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Old 14-03-2006, 05:10 PM
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Is your lovely wife with the great name going as well.
No, she's staying behind - this is purely a work trip for me (during daylight hours anyway...) and she'll be at work here in Canberra most of that week.

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By the way, if you had your time again, and you want your image scale, would you go down the sct or rcx trail, or would you custom build again. I have looked at the options and I believe for portability, coolability, $$$$ ability, then custom tube and cooling will be my best bet.
At the moment I think I have my ideal scope, I would build exactly what I have now - perhaps with some minor, cosmetic changes, but the same basic design and materials.

regards, Bird
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Old 14-03-2006, 07:26 PM
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I got my Philips 900nc yesterday and I'm dying to try it out. Got a nice adaptor for it too, all matt black.

As you can guess we've got so much cloud here it would put the Venusian Atmoshere to shame.

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Old 14-03-2006, 07:44 PM
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I got my Philips 900nc yesterday and I'm dying to try it out. Got a nice adaptor for it too, all matt black.

As you can guess we've got so much cloud here it would put the Venusian Atmoshere to shame.

you sneaky bugga, i missed that, so two weeks of rain for two 900nc's up north of the mainland of tasmania.

but remember, mods are not allowed to post planetary pics, its a rule. beat the boss and you are in the poop!
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Old 14-03-2006, 07:52 PM
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you sneaky bugga, i missed that, so two weeks of rain for two 900nc's up north of the mainland of tasmania.

but remember, mods are not allowed to post planetary pics, its a rule. beat the boss and you are in the poop!


One outa left field hah?

Yeah I'd have buckley's beating any of you, let alone The Boss.
You guys are unreal.

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