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Old 08-03-2005, 06:57 PM
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Iceman:I Just heard you plug your site on the A.B.C.About 10 minutes ago.

Thought I'd take a visit and have a look around.

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Old 08-03-2005, 07:03 PM
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Hi Starman!

I was hoping someone heard it to the forum and I hope to see you back often!
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:17 PM
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Howdy Starman,

Welcome aboard the starship 'Ice'.



<b>Enjoy the ride! </b>
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:16 PM
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:26 PM
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Quote:
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Iceman:I Just heard you plug your site on the A.B.C.About 10 minutes ago.

Thought I'd take a visit and have a look around.

Cheers!
Wha ??

Mike is now a radio star ?
Please explain !

Welcome Starman
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:40 AM
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Hey guys and girls, Ive found this site few days ago by looking in other forum called astronomyonline, iceinspace was mentioned so came to lurk around, I found this site very informative and decided to sign up...

btw, why didnt I sign up yesterday? It was my birthday
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:50 AM
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Hi Starman,
keep looking around as i am as there is always something new..
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:56 AM
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Happy B/Day Toshi,
I have found these forums the place to be if anyone needs any sort of info relating to this field.....Nice knockers!!
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Old 14-03-2005, 07:01 PM
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Good Evening All......

Brand spankin new,virgin (to astronomy)noob, with a little more money than sense from what i have just read.
Just bought myself a:
Guan Sheng GS-980-BK7-CRF
300mm x 1500mm reflector with 2" Crayford style focuser on a dobsonian mount.
with 4 Plossl ???? eyepieces
Moon Filter and a pair of binoculars (why ?)

For $1049 delivered.
I have been told that anything over 8" is is being greedy.... but ..... spent saturday night at the KOOLANG Observatory(is that right???) with their 500mm Dob and fell in love with it all...

After reading this forum i am installing cart da whatever it is called and have just bought some books on the subject from ebay!..

I would like to thank you guys for your information in advance....

Tah Boys.. sorrrry and girls..

Anthony
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Old 14-03-2005, 07:12 PM
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toshi and frogtwat. Happy Birthday Toshi. This place is a good birthday present to give yourself

Sounds like your well on the way Anthony. 10 and 12" dobs are very popular 'round 'ere. Won't be long till all the dob owners are crawling out of the woodwork to offer you suggestion. (watch out for the one's suggesting new eyepieces. I'm sure they've all got shares in nagler and televue )
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Old 14-03-2005, 07:43 PM
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hey anthony, welcome aboard. sounds like a good scope you have bought.
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Old 14-03-2005, 07:47 PM
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Welcome Anthony...you have made a good choice on your purchase...well done.
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Old 15-03-2005, 05:29 AM
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Hi Anthony, welcome to the forum!

Where did you hear about us? You're from Kulnura, another local! Where do you observe?

Congrats on getting the 12", they're popping up like flies around here lately, almost overtaken the rush of 8"'ers that people bought a month or two ago.

Koolang observatory is a great place.. we should meet up one day soon!

Hope to see you back here soon.
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Old 15-03-2005, 08:31 AM
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IceMan cool by me ..... i need help and my toy isnt even here ye should be ariving this afternoon on wednesdayt...!
Ummm i have only observed once and that was at Koolang (20k away) and i will be setting up HERE on the property.... when the lights go out you can't see your hand in front of your face!
I live onsite (work) at The Paintball Place.

The boss said to me buy whatever you want from them (Andrews) and ill pay for it on the c/c you can do extra work around the property to pay it off woo hoo
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Hooray, another GS 12 incher. Welcome Anthony!

I take it that Paintball Place is out of town in a dark area?

Tell us your impressions when the little boxes with your scope and stuff in them arrive.

The only hard bit is when you try to roll the sheetmetal into a tube! Fitting the mirrors in the right way is fairly easy, and assembling the Crayford focuser doesn't take more than 2-3 hours.

Good luck.

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Old 15-03-2005, 07:23 PM
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Your kiddin me arent you ?????

you tellin me its a full kit ?
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Old 15-03-2005, 07:32 PM
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hahahahaha.......Ken stop it......Your cracking me up....lol

Their is some assembly but all the major components are in tact......

lol....

approx 1 hour assembly max...and thats being slow....
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Old 15-03-2005, 08:17 PM
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Well done Ken you scared the s..t outa me
OHHH this waiting is KILLING ME !!! why done couriers work night shifts ???? Its at the Gosford depot. i can smell it. But .....just.....can't.....reach.....i t...!!!!

aren't couriers nasty people when you ask for an apropriate time for delivery
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Old 16-03-2005, 03:08 PM
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Woo Hoo Woo Hoo

Ummmmmm Woo Hoo

Doh its cloudy!!!!
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Old 16-03-2005, 03:14 PM
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Ok ther sent me
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10x25 nockies
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