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Old 21-08-2006, 08:37 PM
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Hi "O", or is that Hiho..?.... & ..
There just happens to be a few who live in your area that will be more than happy to assist with your choices re; types/differences/costs etc... L.
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Old 22-08-2006, 04:58 AM
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Welcome "O" to the forum! You and your friends will be made more than welcome.

Keep asking questions, it's the best way to learn!

Regarding binoculars, it's probably best to start a new thread in the Equipment forum with your specific questions, where it won't get lost amongst the introductions!

There's a very active IIS contingent around SEQLD, so you won't have any problems finding some people to observe with, and learn from.
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Old 22-08-2006, 07:45 AM
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Hi O,
Welcome to IIS. As Mike said SEQLD has quite a few members that meet up regularly to observe. What part of Brissy are you from?
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Old 22-08-2006, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. We are from the south side of Brisbane, Mornignside/Carindale/Tingalpa area. If there is going to be a meeting on any day soon, please let us know. Or if anyone could give us a hand to start things up, it would be much appreciaed, we should be available Friday/Sat/Sun night. Will post my question re binocular in another forum.

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Old 22-08-2006, 08:23 AM
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Welcome O,

You're gonna have a great time here and this hobby is awesome.
Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 22-08-2006, 03:12 PM
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O If you don't mind a bit of travel we have an Astro weekend at Cambroon Nr Kenilworth this weekend, a number of members and their telescopes are due to attend.
You can camp or caravan or put a matteress on the floor.
there is the possibility of a very large telescope coming up.
More information can be obtained by PMing me or 1Ponders or by the forum in star parties and observing sessions.
I hope you enjoy being part of iceinspace
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Old 22-08-2006, 03:59 PM
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Welcome "O", a quick trip up to Astroron's would do you and your friends the world of good, and leave you trying to decide whether you have the room for a 25" scope in your back yard

We have a member in Tingalpa, goes by the handle of Striker.
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Old 25-08-2006, 07:08 AM
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Thanks, astroron and everone, might not make it to the night camp this time but definitely looking forward to go to one in future. That will give us a bit of time to learn a bit more as well before hand so I can even appreciate things that I see more.

1ponders, i will try to contact striker .. it would be great if someone could give us a few hand on beginner advice to get started ...

I got a planisphere yesterday and was trilled for the FIRST TIME to locate the summer-triangle and the great square of pegasus ( that's what I thought look like what's is on the chart anyway - wouldn't be surprised if they are not supposed to be visible and I was looking at wrong thing )

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Old 13-09-2006, 02:01 PM
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Hi... yes a new member. Almost new to astronomy, but not altogether and have always had an interest. Now semi retired and had enough to jump in and buy a bit of equipment... so decided not to limit myself and go for it.. purchased a Celestron cpc1100... trouble is it has either rained, been very windy or cloudy or all those things so havn,t had a chance to try it out.

Question - can any one tell me if it is OK to use one of those Jump Starter power packs - rather than the Celestron Power Pack - the one I have looked at has a 12v dc cigarette lighter output socket and is only $39 on special from Autopro.

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Old 13-09-2006, 03:07 PM
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Question - can any one tell me if it is OK to use one of those Jump Starter power packs - rather than the Celestron Power Pack - the one I have looked at has a 12v dc cigarette lighter output socket and is only $39 on special from Autopro.

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They are fine Paddy, You're probably better off going for the 24 amph pack though. Super Cheap have them for approx. $130
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Old 13-09-2006, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for that.. the one I am thinking of getting is 12Ah whereas I note that the two Celstron tanks are 7Ah or 17Ah... difference in price though is the one I am looking at at $39 to between $200 to $300 for one with Celestron written on it. I gather the Ah relates to how laong it is usable between charges... am I right?

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Old 13-09-2006, 03:48 PM
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I think that is basically correct, Rajah235 might pipe in here.
We find with the 24Ah and running an LX90 for 5-6 hrs at a time, it still virtually never needs to be charged.
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Old 13-09-2006, 04:10 PM
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Thanks...xstream... makes one feel a bit more confident when you can get advice from someone who knows. OK I will go for it and hopefully the weather man is correct and I may be able to have a glimpse this weekend.

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Old 26-09-2006, 08:48 AM
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Hello friends,

i'm new here and hope i can learn a lot with you!

I'm from Portugal and i like astronomy since i was a kid. I already have some equipment now i have to use it!

I like this forum because a lot of people have GSO dobs like me and thats is nice!

Cheers,

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Old 26-09-2006, 12:41 PM
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Hi Roger,
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I'm new to this site, so it will take me a while to go through everything. It looks very interesting.

Thanks!
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Old 26-09-2006, 09:36 PM
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Roger and Elms to iceinspace I hope you both have a good stay. Ask away with the questions,we are all here to help if we can,
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