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Old 17-08-2007, 07:59 PM
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not much to say really, extremely amateur photographer, enjoying it heaps! just bought a new camera (400D) and am really looking forward to getting out there and taking some sweet photos both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial.

definitely lookign forward to getting into astrophotography!
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Old 18-08-2007, 10:56 AM
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Welcome to IIS Joshman, this is the right place to get started with astrophotography. You'll find that it's a great and rewarding hobby if not a tad frustrating at times, but that's all part of the fun of it.

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Old 19-08-2007, 03:22 PM
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hi all,
firstly great site! can't beleive its taken me this long to find it
Bit of an amatuer astronomer and looking to learn as much as I can.

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Old 19-08-2007, 04:44 PM
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Mick! Tell us a bit about yourself!
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Old 19-08-2007, 05:32 PM
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Hi Mick and welcome to IIS, what sort of scope do you have?

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Old 20-08-2007, 07:58 PM
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Smile thanks

Hey guys!

Thanks for all the advice.... astrology... duh what a dope... clearly meant astronomy! hahah

that site was really interesting, the photos are amazing!!

Nothing to ask as of yet, but when i think of something ill let you all know!

Thanks
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Old 21-08-2007, 10:41 PM
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nothing in particular

g,day just thought i,d get on the site and make myself known.im obviously interestered in astronomy, but as well as that any thing that involves outside activity,fishing,hunting,bushwalkin g , thats probably pretty good for 52. say g,day.
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Old 21-08-2007, 11:05 PM
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Hi Neil and welcome to IIS, there's nothing like good old fresh air.

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Old 22-08-2007, 07:29 AM
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Hi Neil, to IceInSpace and thanks for saying
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Old 26-08-2007, 10:04 PM
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Old 26-08-2007, 10:22 PM
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Welcome to IIS Holly, Hope you have a great time here. What are your astronomical interests.

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Old 26-08-2007, 10:32 PM
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Hi Holly . Yes, what Ric said!!
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Old 27-08-2007, 02:14 AM
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Hey guys,

I just joined the forum since I found it by chance when looking for info on the eclipse tomorrow night....

Always been huge on space... thinking about a telescope so Im trying to read up on what is a completely new topic to me

Feel free to help out!

Anyway just saying gday

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Old 27-08-2007, 06:00 AM
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Welcome Gav and Holly!

Nice to see you on IceInSpace. I hope you enjoy your time here, and don't forget to ask questions!
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Old 27-08-2007, 09:58 AM
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Hi Gav and welcome to IIS, hope you enjoy the eclipse tomorrow night.

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Old 27-08-2007, 10:41 AM
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Hi Guys

Hi everyone,

I found this site a few weeks ago while doing a search on a telescope review. Great site
I've always had a bit of an interest in astronomy, but earlier this year when I stepped out my back door and saw the McNaught comet, that just blew me away, and that was just with the naked eye. I've been learning a few of the constellations and planets, and been viewing with the binos and my son's 60mm refractor. Caught a nice view of Jupiter last week, and we could even see 4 moons which was a buzz.
I've been looking at upgrading to a reflector, and have been considering a 150/750 reflector on an eq mount, or even a 200/800, probably GSO like. Would love to take photos of what we see, so I understand a rock solid mount is a good idea, hence a reflector on eq mount rather that a dob. Also, we'd like the scope to be reasonably portable to take away to dark sky places, so some 10 to 12 inch monster is probably a bit big.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi and thanks for the site, and look forward to some suggestions.

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Old 27-08-2007, 11:23 AM
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Welcome Gav and Holly!

Nice to see you on IceInSpace. I hope you enjoy your time here, and don't forget to ask questions!
Absolutely will! Thanks!
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Old 27-08-2007, 11:41 AM
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Hi Rob, to IceInSpace and thanks for introducing yourself!

For advice on your telescope purchase, I'd suggest starting a new thread in the Equip Discussions forum, so it doesn't get lost in this thread

Keep asking questions!
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Old 27-08-2007, 03:44 PM
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Cool Aloha from the Big Island of Hawai`i

Iceman and all,

It is a great discovery, IceInSpace.com, and hope to visit often. Astronomy is very active on our island with many large instruments on our Mauna Kea. But I bet you know that. There is a 30meter telescope in the works and the same location is one of the five remaining possible sites.

Many of us here are ambivalent on the profusion of telescopes on the top of Mauna Kea. Never having been a member of the "My telescope is bigger than yours" group, I sometimes wonder about the value received for the massive expense of these installations. Your view is welcome on all things as I do have much to learn.

Thank you for having such a wonderful community and for letting me be a part of it.
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