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Old 01-10-2012, 08:02 AM
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Very special site

Thank you Allan for warmly welcoming me to the club. I'm a member of 2 other online hobby clubs, but this one is very special, and your welcoming really speaks of it.

Yes, if the deal with another member from this club can come to a conclusion, I'll be getting into Deep Sky observing. My plan is to build a Dob mount from ideas gathered on the internet.

One other interest of mine is 4WD driving. We get up to the Gold Coast quite often in a year and Dark Sky viewing along the way...Parkes, Forbes, Connabarabran...etc. would be awesome. Hopefully we get to meet when doing one of these trips.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:55 PM
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Hey all! I'm new here! I'm starting to get into astronomy This site is great!
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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welcome mika. yes, ain't it great here! ask questions and tell us what you are doing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:15 PM
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Welcome Mika

I hope you enjoy your trip into the world of amateur astronomy.

It's one of the great pastimes at all levels from stargazing to serious amateur contributions to science.

Cheers
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Old 16-10-2012, 11:21 PM
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Hi all!
I'm here thanks to your member Bojan. I am from Croatia, Europe and I am coming to Cairns for the eclipse. Hope to meet you there
Clear skies!
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Old 18-10-2012, 12:59 AM
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Hi everyone. Astronomy has been my hobby for many, many years. I'm currently working and living in China (as an English teacher (for 10 years, now)). I have run the gamut of equipment from a home-made 6" dob to a C-8 to my current scope, a 6" Mak on an LXD-75 GOTO GE mount, which I purchased from the same manufacturer that makes most of Meade's equipment. Lucked out there, cuz I get Meade products at wholesale prices LOL.

I currently have 2 scopes: a 90mm Meade RA Mak (bought in Canada), and the 6" Maksutov that I mentioned above. Haven't had the Mak out too much because of the light pollution and my limited viewing (I have a small southern exposure, plus I have to do most of my observing through an open window).

Looking forward to making new friends from Australia, and, of course, New Zealand. I'd love to get down there some day and observe the southern skies.
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Old 18-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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Old 25-10-2012, 08:05 AM
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Hi, I just joined the group which I find very interesting (sorry for my bad English). I currently live in Michigan, USA and though I'm way north it's exciting to hear what is going on there. Thanks for letting me in
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Old 25-10-2012, 11:49 AM
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Welcome Jose
Yes, we are certainly blessed with a great sky down under, and plenty of areas of (relatively) less light pollution.

Hope you can make the trip down here sometime to share first hand.
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Old 25-10-2012, 01:30 PM
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Autostakkert is my weapon of choice...
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:12 AM
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Hey Everyone! Decided to become a member of the site as it seems as though it is a place where I can gain knowledge from a lot of different people. I've been an observer for about a year now, and I am still on my first telescope which is a 10" Orion Dobsonian.

I live about 40 km North of Melbourne so I do get some decently dark skies overhead and North, but the area around the Southern Pole is washed out by the city lights which makes me unable to see the Magellanic clouds with the naked eye.

Look forward to becoming a part of this community
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Old 13-11-2012, 01:22 PM
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Hi Anthony and welcome. You should head down to Snake Valley camp this coming weekend. 10" dob - lovely!
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Old 13-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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Hi Anthony and welcome. You should head down to Snake Valley camp this coming weekend. 10" dob - lovely!
Thanks for the offer, I will have to take it up sometime soon as I have never had the chance to get under really dark skies. Unfortunately this weekend I have an exam on Saturday so probably not the best time for me to be out of town
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Old 15-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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Snake valley camp is still going Sunday and Monday nights, so if you get a chance it is still a good time to visit.

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Old 26-11-2012, 09:02 PM
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Hi Everyone!

My name's Kev and I live on the Central Coast NSW.

I will be purchasing my first telescope on Friday (8" Dobsonian) and I am a complete beginner.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say hi to everyone!

~Kev
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:10 PM
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Hi Everyone!

My name's Kev and I live on the Central Coast NSW.

I will be purchasing my first telescope on Friday (8" Dobsonian) and I am a complete beginner.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say hi to everyone!

~Kev
Kev! 8" Dob niiiice!!! now we know who to blame for all this rain Murpheys Law ... Hope you get some clear skies soon!
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Old 27-11-2012, 11:42 AM
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Hi Kev, welcome to IIS.

Hope you have a great clear weekend for viewing.

Cheers
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Old 27-11-2012, 11:54 AM
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Kev,

You'll have a blast with a great scope like that It's been a great intro for me. I'm sorry to see it go but the stars must have aligned, I'm delivering the 8" as I pick up my new 12" Christmas present

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Old 27-11-2012, 05:44 PM
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Hope you have some wonderful nights out with your new scope enjoy, and don't say I didn't warn you about aperture fever
Hope to see you around the forums cheers
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Old 28-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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Thanks Andrew!
can't wait to start using it. (damn weather looks bad for this weekend)
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