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Old 15-08-2019, 09:53 PM
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Chris did you put the request on the Brisbane Night Sky and amateur astronomy enthusiasts FB page? Sure you'd get people from that. I myself could bring a scope but it would probably only be a 4SE and I don't think that would be very helpful.
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Old 21-08-2019, 02:35 PM
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I thought it worth giving an update on this event. I think, so far, we have about 19 telescopes committed, which is great, but, potentially, given the number of people that may turn out, not necessarily sufficient. Essentially, more the merrier.


If you are able to bring a scope along please do contact me via PM.


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Old 25-08-2019, 08:31 AM
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Things continue to progress well and although Iíd still like more telescope volunteers we do have sufficient to put on a good show. By all means contact me if you can be available with scope.

Saturn and Jupiter last night looked quite simply painted on the lens of the refractor with pin sharp perfection that doesnít even look real. Nundah typically has unusually good seeing.

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Old 25-08-2019, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, the past few weeks have been pretty good for viewing them. I like using my 6.5mm Saxon Cielo HD eyepiece for viewing them, even though I have to constantly adjust the scope to keep them in the eyepiece.
That's a downside to a manual scope, you have to do the tracking yourself.
At the evening, that means I'll have to be constantly making sure my scope is on target.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:39 PM
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With just 5 days to go I thought Iíd provide a quick update. We now have around 18 telescopes confirmed which is a great outcome.

Obviously no idea how many people will turn up to view but I suspect in to the several hundreds so it will be a busy night!

Donít let the fact that we have 18 scopes dissuade you from turning up with yours though. The park is very big and can accommodate any number. Every additional scope will reduce queues.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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Tonight is it.
Really looking forwards to things.
See you this afternoon Chris.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:56 AM
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Thanks very much to Chris and everyone else who was able to make it to the star party to help make it a great success!


Here's some photos from early in the afternoon at the Nundah Star Party
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Excellent shots Jenifer. Looks like a good time. You got a good spot for your heritage 130. Right near the BBQ. Cheers,Richard.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:25 PM
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The evening was a great success although numbers were down on last year. We had perhaps 200 people come along. We had close to 20 telescopes in operation and I would like to thank all those people who helped out by giving up their time to make their telescope and expertise available.

As well as providing an opportunity for the good people of Nundah and surrounds to view the moon and the planets it seems to have spurred the planning of similar events in other suburbs which is great to see.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:01 AM
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Chris, one thing I learned from the star party is, I need to get some of those battery powered LED strips for the chair I use to set my scope up on.
When I was buying a sausage from the sausage sizzle, I needed to look carefully to see where my scope was, as it was in a nice pool of dark with few people around.
Having those LED strips on the legs, set to red, and low brightness, would have made finding it a bit easier.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:21 AM
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Great to hear the event was a successful one, Chris

I'm very glad to also read that you had a great deal of support from the astro community as well!

Nice pics too, Jenifer

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Great to hear the event was a successful one, Chris

I'm very glad to also read that you had a great deal of support from the astro community as well!

Nice pics too, Jenifer

Alex.
Thanks Alex, yes it was very successful and I believe the public who came along had some fine views through some fine scopes.
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