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Old 17-11-2019, 03:56 PM
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another new member

Hello everyone,
after lurking about these forum pages for a little while I decided to join.
I am new to astronomy and get a lot of enjoyment from stargazing.
Currently I am using a Dob 250mm goto and a Skywatcher 150mm on a goto mount.

The boss and I enjoy travelling with our camper trailer and the plan is take a scope with us so that we can experience some dark skies.

I am sure I will have many questions as I attempt to navigate the skies.

cheers and clear skies
Rob
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Old 17-11-2019, 05:09 PM
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Welcome.
We too, do a lot of travelling with our Cub camper trailer - at least two trips annually on the Spirit of Tas to get us to the mainland. We travel with two scopes and all the gear packed in the canopy on the back of our ute.
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Old 17-11-2019, 06:53 PM
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Now that is a co incidence - we have a Cub Traveller camper.
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Old 17-11-2019, 07:16 PM
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Welcome to IIS Rob
Happy to assist with any of your enquires down the track where I can
I use Newtonian reflectors too for visual astronomy and astrophotography
Enjoy your Astro journey !!
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Old 17-11-2019, 08:41 PM
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A coincidence indeed Rob.
Here is an image of our travelling rig on the roadside in the Little Desert, Western Victoria. Another CUB Traveller! We bought ours in May 2017 and we have had some great times in it. Our next Mainland trip is booked for March-April 2020. We plan to attend the March Snake Valley Astro Camp as we did two years ago.
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Old 19-11-2019, 03:21 AM
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Welcome to the forum, plenty of experience here & many folk very willing to assist in any way they can.
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Old 19-11-2019, 04:39 PM
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Thanks Martin and Carlton.

Hoping to get up north QLD, particularly along the Savannah way. Supposed to be some good viewing skies

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Old 19-11-2019, 06:59 PM
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Thanks Martin and Carlton.

Hoping to get up north QLD, particularly along the Savannah way. Supposed to be some good viewing skies

cheers
Make sure you come in our dry season... Wet season is hit & miss, mainly miss for observing...
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Old 20-11-2019, 11:46 AM
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Hello everyone,
after lurking about these forum pages for a little while I decided to join.
I am new to astronomy and get a lot of enjoyment from stargazing.
Currently I am using a Dob 250mm goto and a Skywatcher 150mm on a goto mount.

The boss and I enjoy travelling with our camper trailer and the plan is take a scope with us so that we can experience some dark skies.

I am sure I will have many questions as I attempt to navigate the skies.

cheers and clear skies
Rob
Hello and welcome Rob,
Have you been to the Canberra Astronomical Society meetings yet?
We have club dark sky nights at Michelago and at Bellmount Forest as well as Observatory nights at Mt Stromlo.
Cheers,
Matt
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Welcome Rob ... We are a bunch of good blokes who only want the very best of Astro' Gear, but we're not willing to pay for it

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