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Old 26-06-2007, 11:01 AM
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Old 26-06-2007, 11:08 AM
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Now look what you've done! I'm getting the urge to go and fiddle about with it!

Better do some work now. Thanks for the welcome!

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Old 28-06-2007, 09:01 PM
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Hi from another noobie to the forum. Yep I'm a lurker. I've been kickin' back in the background for too long, so I thought it was time to join up. This reads as one of the most helpful and friendliest forums of any hobby I've been a part of.

I was big into astronomy in my teens and early twenties (1980's), built Newtonians and Dobs, dabbled in astrophotography, but became sidetracked with all the usual distractions, careers, girls, families (mostly in that order). Now I'm in my late 30's, I have a growing interest again for the last 1-2 years. I'm just enjoy using the bino's for the moment but hope to buy a 11" SCT in the next 12 months.

I'm having the same dilemma as many others regarding the ol' "fork or EQ mount" decision, but I've got plenty of time to decide. A little more home work yet to do.

Anyway I look forward to contributing to this forum.

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Old 28-06-2007, 10:01 PM
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Hi Stevo and welcome to the group, it's great to see you are rekindling your interest again and this is probably the best place to do it as well.

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Old 29-06-2007, 03:49 AM
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Hi Steve!

Thanks for the great feedback and welcome to IceInSpace!

C11's are a great scope, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for finally signing up and saying g'day!
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Old 30-06-2007, 10:01 PM
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Hey all, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to Astronomy. It's been a passion of mine for years and recently, (3 days ago) I accquired an Orion SkyView Pro 8 on a motorised EQ-5 with SynScan. I know that I will be asking questions here, perhaps a lot of them. So yeah, Hey everyone.

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Old 30-06-2007, 11:04 PM
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i can't believe its taken an hour for someone to welcome you Arcturus

welcome to the forum anyway

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Old 01-07-2007, 06:13 AM
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Welcome Arcturus! That's a great scope, will serve you very well. I look forward to more of your questions and contributions!
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:23 AM
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Hop aboard, Arcturus. The support here is terrific and no question is stupid. You can't learn without asking questions (so long as they are not directed to me).

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Old 08-07-2007, 11:15 AM
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hi, i was just wondering if its possible to see detail on the ISS through a telescope (at least enough to confirm that it is the ISS).

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:17 PM
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I'd say so - there's many amateurs capturing detail through their telescopes with a webcam, so with a high power eyepiece i'm sure you could see some structure.

The difficulty is in tracking it and keeping it in the FOV!
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:19 PM
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It certainly looks possible, Jarrod- see here:-

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=21834

Either that or Chris captured one of the Empire's star fighters!
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:02 PM
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so its really just a matter of being able to track it then.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:30 PM
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so its really just a matter of being able to track it then.
As I recall, it moves at a goodly pace. I kept a pair of 12x60s trained on it during a pass a while ago. A scope would be a challenge, I think.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:00 PM
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want to buy another telescope

Hi I am an extremely amateur astronomer, did a subject whilst at uni. I owned an orion 900 telescope that I now no longer have and am missing it. I am looking at what is available out there and have come across a skywatcher that has a pro5mount and skyscan. does anybody here have any experience with one of these as they are rather expensive.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:34 PM
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Hi Wendy. Welcome.

Sorry, but we would need to know which Skywatcher Telescope you mean.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:47 PM
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Hi Wendy. Welcome.

Sorry, but we would need to know which Skywatcher Telescope you mean.
Hi Wendy! Welcome from me as well. If I can add to Ken's question:- Whom are you thinking of buying from and what price do they want? What would you like to do with your telescope - look at the stars and planets mostly?? The Moon? Maybe the Sun (with the right filter, of course!)?

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:27 AM
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Hi Wendy

What's your budget? Is it the SW600 from MyAstroShop?
Maybe you should start a new thread and it will be easier to find the replies to your questions Just click on "new thread" at the top left of the list of threads in a sub-forum.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:40 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I am new to this forum, and astronomy. I have always had an interest but never the time or means to do anything about it. I recently receieved my first scope (4.5inch f/5 newt) as a present, and have since turned into an absolute fanatic. Anyway just wanted to introduce myself and warn you all that I will be asking lots of basic questions.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:03 AM
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to the site Newby. I'm still only a newbie here as well. Ask all the questions you want , the wealth of talent on this site will help you out .
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