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Old 28-11-2017, 06:24 PM
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I have a Tak collimating scope.

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Old 28-11-2017, 08:57 PM
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Jeff, considering you're just next door, you are definitely in.
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Old 29-11-2017, 06:10 AM
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Is it in February ?
May be an option for me (but I have not a Tak, but a humble Chinese 11cm ED).
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Old 21-01-2018, 01:36 PM
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Tak Attack #4 is only two new moons away, so itís time to bump the thread along again. I have time off work locked in this time, and will most likely arrive on Wednesday, March 14 so we can be open for business come the Thursday.

Iím looking forward to catching up with everyone and enjoying some great observing.
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Old 21-01-2018, 01:53 PM
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Oh that came around quickly! It had slipped my mind :/
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Old 21-01-2018, 02:25 PM
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Tak Attack #4 is only two new moons away, so itís time to bump the thread along again. I have time off work locked in this time, and will most likely arrive on Wednesday, March 14 so we can be open for business come the Thursday.

Iím looking forward to catching up with everyone and enjoying some great observing.

At this stage I will be there on Friday though am negotiating with the boss for a leave of absence for the Thursday as well

I have been suffering from double vision lately and hopefully that will continue
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Allan,

I am hoping to attend this event. I can be fairly self sufficient at Ilford, so assume the same conditions will apply. Will contact you closer to the time to ensure I bring all that is needed.
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Old 22-01-2018, 07:18 PM
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At this stage I will be there on Friday though am negotiating with the boss for a leave of absence for the Thursday as well

I have been suffering from double vision lately and hopefully that will continue
Thatís fine, everyone is free to arrive when it suits. I like to spend extra time there when the opportunity presents.
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Old 22-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Allan,

I am hoping to attend this event. I can be fairly self sufficient at Ilford, so assume the same conditions will apply. Will contact you closer to the time to ensure I bring all that is needed.
John Iím looking forward to our catch up. I have a spare, empty third bedroom that you could Ďcampí in. Though depends how many people attend with a similar idea. The room could probably sleep four. Otherwise thereís plenty of spots to pitch a tent if you feel like doing that.

Youíre welcome to use the stove and oven in the kitchen and grab some fridge space. Itís fairly comfortable out there, like Ilford but a bit better.
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Old 22-01-2018, 07:30 PM
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Oh that came around quickly! It had slipped my mind :/
Start planning your drive Colin.
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Start planning your drive Colin.
Think I might just take a week off of work
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Think I might just take a week off of work
We can do a lot of observing in the big dob in a week!
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We can do a lot of observing in the big dob in a week!
In? IN!!! Is it so big you sit IN the Dob? Sheesh... next you'll tell me you have an APU for it...
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:07 PM
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Looking forward to the get-together Allan,
I am still hoping to get there on Thursday evening....

The new scope is progressing slowly so I will only have the binoculars and the FOA with me...

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Looking forward to the get-together Allan,
I am still hoping to get there on Thursday evening....

The new scope is progressing slowly so I will only have the binoculars and the the FOA with me...
Yeah, binoculars....that's no ordinary binocular...
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:06 PM
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Tak Attack at Coolah

Looking forward to a trip to catch up again. My scope is still broken though, so I may just bring my 5" refractor for some light observing, that is if the 32 incher doesn't suck up all the photons from the local vicinity.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:33 PM
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We are getting close now, only two weeks to go. Iíve had quite a few messages from people intending to come along, so thatís good. Mark and Karen from Florida are also making the trip out again, so all we hope for now is some good weather.

I will have my TOA130 out mostly, but plan to pull out the big dob one night for anyone whoís interested to see what a bit of aperture shows.
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Well a week out now and the extended forecast is looking pretty good.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/co...st/12935?day=6

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Old 08-03-2018, 11:07 AM
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The weather is very astro friendly out at Coolah, and I donít miss many nights due to cloud. So with three nights available it would be an extreme turn of events if we donít get at least a significant amount of observing.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:50 PM
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I have been too scared to look!
Got a solar scope to bring for some day time stuff.
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