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Old 01-09-2018, 06:09 AM
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Get well soon Mr Owl. Hope all results are good. Seriously doubting if weather is good enough to go to Bretti next week anyway. See you soon mate.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:13 PM
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The weather at Coolah is always astro friendly. Iíll be there for a week from the 7th. How about you guys plan on a few nights from Monday the 10th after Ricks party. I always enjoy having you guys around.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:35 PM
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The weather at Coolah is always astro friendly. Iíll be there for a week from the 7th. How about you guys plan on a few nights from Monday the 10th after Ricks party. I always enjoy having you guys around.
Ahh! Now there's a thought.
Thankyou Allan, for your very generous offer.
I always enjoy my observing sessions with you.
Just not sure I can make it work this time.
Dental appointment mid week.
I'll get back to you.
Thanks again
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:55 PM
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Ahh! Now there's a thought.
Thankyou Allan, for your very generous offer.
I always enjoy my observing sessions with you.
Just not sure I can make it work this time.
Dental appointment mid week.
I'll get back to you.
Thanks again
Dental appointment! You donít need teeth for astronomy.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:45 AM
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dental appointment! You donít need teeth for astronomy.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:40 PM
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Upon studying the weather pattern for Bretti it is seriously looking bad for an astronomy trip. I think much to my disgust I am going to pull the pin unfortunately this time and look at a later time to go. Very disappointing for I was looking so forward to going. 😞
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:58 PM
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Unhappy

Have been getting ready. Removed the rear squabs and flattened the deck in the X-Trail for a trial load - haven't used the X-Trail for this purpose before. Loaded up the disassembled scope together with camping gear, astro gear etc and can say that I will definitely not be packing golf gear unless I come up with another solution or a bigger vehicle.

Haven't yet had a chance to re-assemble the scope and tracking to check it (and me) all out but, in the meantime today have received notice that our planned roof restoration will start on Monday, so I won't be making it this month, whatever. On the other hand, all is not wasted and I will be better prepared for next month. In any case, seeing is looking a bit iffy next week, even above Coolah!!

Good news is that back is sore from efforts but still functional.

Allan: noted your advice about the "cold" at Bretti. I'm a past member of both MAS (MacArthur - Campbelltown) and CAS (Canberra) and have regularly been to DS nights as far south as Michelago running between -7* & -10*. One or Two degrees? Positively balmy mate

Then again, it's entirely possible I have re-acclimatised since moving to Port Macquarie and will have to eat my words.

Looking forward to next month or whenever our insane chosen pastime allows us to get together. I recall one year with MAS (Belanglo Forest) when 10 of 12 months were no-go. No wonder we drink.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:48 PM
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Looking forward to next month or whenever our insane chosen pastime allows us to get together. I recall one year with MAS (Belanglo Forest) when 10 of 12 months were no-go. No wonder we drink.
Good one Wayne. Well said.
Yes. Just pulled the plug definitely on this month myself (and Rick).
But we are keen to do Bretti next new moon.

Hopefully there will be more takers and everyone is healthy and available.
...including me as I have scheduled a dental appointment and a skin cancer treatment for between now and then myself.
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it's entirely possible I have re-acclimatised since moving to Port Macquarie.
I think the word you seek there is "over-compensated!"

Yeah, Bretti is red-lit for me as well. I'd love to go out and see what great leaps and bounds Allan has made with the Coolah property, but I think it may have to wait a little longer.

Oh well, I'll use the time to go and ruin the egos of a few of the cricket club's bowlers, this weekend.


EDIT: Here is a crazy thing. BOM forecast for Saturday so far is looking pretty good, locally. If it holds, Mangrove Mountain may be a possibility, yet!
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:52 PM
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So sorry. I have to miss this.
I just had my right eye lasered for the second time in 3 weeks, to rectify the cloudiness issues with it.
It has helped, but I also badly cut my thumb last week and severed a nerve, so I am out I am afraid.


I am also taking my scope to sydney to have it assessed for a repair this Friday while I have the chance.


I hope you have a great time up there guys. Thx for thinking of us Alan.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:24 PM
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The weather at Coolah is always astro friendly. Iíll be there for a week from the 7th. How about you guys plan on a few nights from Monday the 10th after Ricks party. I always enjoy having you guys around.
Still working on it, thanks Allan
Hoping to get up to see you tomorrow (Monday) for a couple of cloud free nights.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:03 PM
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[QUOTE=Shano592;1393209]I think the word you seek there is "over-compensated!"

WTF are you on about?
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I think the word you seek there is "over-compensated!"
WTF are you on about?
Hmm! Yes, fair question.
I was wondering that too.
Shano is a nice guy...
obviously attempting some warm and friendly banter, to welcome the newcomer,
which I fear could have been misconstrued.
Anyway
We can have a laugh over it with a beer at Bretti next month.
Hope to see you there Wayne.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:03 AM
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Hmm! Yes, fair question.
I was wondering that too.

Anyway
We can have a laugh over it with a beer at Bretti next month.
Hope to see you there Wayne.
Sure hope so Allan. Weather permitting? Cautious optimism?

Just for the record

reacclimatize in British
or reacclimatise (ˌriːəˈklaɪməˌtaɪz)
verb
to acclimatize or become acclimatized again
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Having acclimatised to a move from Sydney to Canberra (10 years) then north coast (11 years) back to Canberra (20 years) now back to the north coast (retired), i think I qualify to use the term - more than once (reuse?).

Let's hope we can find a more invigorating topic - like getting to know you stuff and/or can someone help me learn to drive the push me - pull you version of Argo Navis. I know it is simple because the advertising says so and conversations with the developer reinforced this with me.

BUT I am still puzzled why something so simple requires a manual of a several hundred pages hmmmmmmmm? Whatever I learned I feel sure I have pretty much forgotten after years of non-use. Any takers?

Whoops - just noticed the magic words in your reply post " over a beer" - I'm in.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:11 AM
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Argo - excellent system, very feature packed.
Supported locally.
I have only recently started using it.
But a few of the regulars are experienced hands.
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Shano is ...
obviously attempting some warm and friendly banter, to welcome the newcomer,
which I fear could have been misconstrued.
Yes, hence the ROFL.

I don't bite... hard.
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Old 26-09-2018, 07:00 AM
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Just realised that next New Moon is in the middle of the NSW October school holidays.
Traditionally, this has not been conducive to a great time at Bretti for us.
Just another thing to consider.
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Old 26-09-2018, 08:49 AM
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Just realised that next New Moon is in the middle of the NSW October school holidays.
Traditionally, this has not been conducive to a great time at Bretti for us.
Just another thing to consider.
Yes I remember well the very large group from Newcastle that took over most of the eastern end near the river junction for what seemed like a long duration stay. They had a massive marquee in the centre, shower trailers with pumps drawing water from the river, a cricket pitch, lots of kids, dirt bikes and powered toys, and lights pointing everywhere. I am sure they had a ball but no respect for other Bretti users. They had filled up all the rubbish bins, and i am glad I was not forced to use the drop toilet. I think we camped up on the upper level to the south and eventually they did go to sleep, leaving their LED yard lights pointed in our direction. Definitely a place to avoid during the spring school hols. Ah the memories.
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Old 26-09-2018, 11:29 AM
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Oh, it sounds delightful! Not. So... Pony Club then?

How are you recovering, Glen?
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My scope is currently in at Skywatcher getting checked and possibly repaired. ( hopefully repaired). A visit to the PC is on the cards for me....
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