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Old 19-05-2012, 06:51 AM
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Old 19-05-2012, 06:57 AM
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Go for it mate and , there are no dumb questions , as they say and especially here as everyone will give you the best advise , for free , a great group of people here .
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Hey all, another newbie here, I'm waiting to pick up my telescope which is a skywatcher Sk 1309 eq2 & can't wait to start gazing the night sky. You will probably hear a lot from me cos I'm sure I will have heaps of questions
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Old 24-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hey guys,

I've always been fascinated by the stars since a young age. Yet, I've never really had a chance to explore this.

Basically, I have no idea about anything pertaining to Astronomy and I was wondering what you guys recommend I should do to get amongst it?

Thanks for all the help
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Old 24-05-2012, 05:44 PM
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Hi Daria

You need to get together with some folks with their telescopes - out under the stars. Next opportunity will be around next New Moon weekend, in around 4 weeks time. Plenty of opportunity to do this around Melbourne.

In the meantime, start reading articles and reviews in the "Projects & Articles" and "Equipment Reviews" sections up there on the left of the page.

Welcome to a wonderful world of wonder!

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Old 26-05-2012, 12:30 AM
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Hi all my name is jack smith. I am new here, I am working in hotel industry. thanks
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Old 26-05-2012, 12:55 AM
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Old 29-05-2012, 04:33 PM
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Hi every body. I'm a student in Viet Nam. Astronomy is my passion ! so i want to know more things about it. Hope everyone help me


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Old 29-05-2012, 07:23 PM
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Hi R.K You have found a great place to drop in to view some great images both deep sky and terrestrial.
If your questions can not be answered in the current posts, there is the search option on the left hand side of the page. There i have found many answers to my questions.
Hope you stick with it and see you around the IIS community.
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Old 29-05-2012, 09:58 PM
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thanks

i'm making D114f1000 and D200f100 telescopes !
but i don't have eyepieces ! so i'm looking for another. but buy a new is too expensive ! have any way to make it ?
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Old 20-06-2012, 08:36 PM
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Hi there everybody, from what iv read everyone here seems extremely helpful and nice!
IM A Visual Artist from Geelong(near Melbourne) and am wanting to get into astronomy, was wondering what Telescopes I should be looking at getting?
Keeping in mind I'm a broke student artist haha

Also was wanting to know how to capture Astrophotograhy?

any help or direction to useful information would be great fully appreciated!
Thanks everyone, happy star hunting!

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Old 20-06-2012, 09:28 PM
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Hi Ryan, welcome!

You could start by reading the two articles by Brian Nolan in the "Beginners Guides" in the "Projects & Articles" section up there on the left of screen.

And here: http://www.sdmtelescopes.com.au/astrorec.html

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Old 21-06-2012, 04:59 PM
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Thank you Eric!
I found allot of useful information and today purchased some very helpful material.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a website that can help show cloud coverage?
In Melbourne atm its hard to find anywhere nearby with clear surroundings.
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Old 21-06-2012, 05:57 PM
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Ryan, try some of the sites under "Resources" on the left:-

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/weather.html
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Old 21-06-2012, 06:32 PM
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Long time lurker, finally gotten around to registering.

So, hello!

I'm a very amateur and being an enthusiastic photographer no prizes for guessing what aspect of astronomy I'm initially interested in.

Straight off though I'd like to give a general thanks to everyone here already, I've been reading the forums for a long time now and have learnt so much already.
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Old 21-06-2012, 06:50 PM
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7timer works for me. (Google it)

see below for Mangrove Mountain example
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Old 23-06-2012, 02:10 AM
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Hello

Hello everyone, Im not from Australia but i have friends who are, so i hope i qualify. Ive been looking through your images, extremely impressive standard, some of the best ive seen......i hope to pick up a tip or two.
Im not new to imaging but its been a while since ive done any, work commitments have been preventing me from doing anything. That and the U.K. weather....wall to wall cloud most of the summer plus the sky doesnt get very dark this time of year.

anyway here is my gallery take a look and drop any comments you like good or bad..... http://www.astropix.co.uk/ps/index.htm



BTW i have to say im very jealous of some of your Southern objects anything South of Orion and we just cant get it here

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Old 23-06-2012, 03:37 AM
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Hi Peter,
Welcome to IIS
WOW Those are some seriously nice Astro Pics there.

It is always good to see the Cosmos from someone else's perspective.
Look forward to seeing more from you.

Sorry I can't give you any technical critique, I just know what I like.
I am sure others will do that for you.

But welcome again and thanks for posting.

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Hello everyone, Im not from Australia but i have friends who are, so i hope i qualify. Ive been looking through your images, extremely impressive standard, some of the best ive seen......i hope to pick up a tip or two.
Im not new to imaging but its been a while since ive done any, work commitments have been preventing me from doing anything. That and the U.K. weather....wall to wall cloud most of the summer plus the sky doesnt get very dark this time of year.

anyway here is my gallery take a look and drop any comments you like good or bad..... http://www.astropix.co.uk/ps/index.htm



BTW i have to say im very jealous of some of your Southern objects anything South of Orion and we just cant get it here

many thanks
Peter Shah
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Old 23-06-2012, 07:58 AM
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Hi Peter and welcome!

Some great pics there, I love your Lulin and Garrard and the others are amazing. The Ghost nebula and Monkeys Head are enthralling, they all are.
Thanks for sharing and again welcome to IIS.
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Old 23-06-2012, 10:58 AM
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Looking forward to do a little star gazing
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Old 24-06-2012, 05:15 PM
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