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Old 08-11-2018, 04:00 PM
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Please, please let the skies clear for Friday and Saturday night at least - otherwise it will be my 4th SVAC in a row where the gear has stayed in the car!
four camps in a row 😱😱 we need to change that 🤪😈😜
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:53 PM
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Yep! You guys that can stay on for Sunday and Monday nights as well have been the fortunate ones. :-)

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Old 08-11-2018, 07:52 PM
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Looks like a good clear window coming over Victoria on Saturday night.
A little early to be exact but CFN looks ok between 9pm and 2am.
Thanks Paul and Jen for making my mind up to come.
Cant wait to be outside in the cold with other like minded people not just sheep and kangaroos like normal!!.
Hope to see you all on Saturday.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:08 PM
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Cheers Andy - and welcome aboard - it'll be a great weekend.

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Old 08-11-2018, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Jen,
From what I've been told I shall just require a microwave, or an oven to heat a few things up.

Excited and looking forward to this weekend.

Hopefully I can get everything aligned and collimated early on.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:52 AM
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Woohoo itís today itís today 🤗🤗🤗🤗
And my adapter arrived this morning 😱😜 so look out darker side Iím coming 😈
Drive safe everyone and see you all soon 😍😍
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:17 AM
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Well, it seems I will not have a lot of time to see you guys over this weekend...

I started the flooring work in our house in Ballarat - and once in the mood, it is not a good idea to stop. Or is it?

Clear skies..
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:23 PM
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Just about to leave home. Snake Valley from Kilmore via Melbourne here we come!
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:51 PM
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Hi everyone, Iím just seeing if anyone is at the snake valley star party at the moment. Iím coming up tomorrow and just want to see what the weather is like
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:09 AM
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Great Sat night here at SV!! Clear skies, lots of scopes, great spit roast and old friends paying a visit (Hi Erick!)

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:12 PM
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Yes indeed, thanks Malcolm & crew for another wonderful weekend away
The company was great, the skies were clear, Jenís onfield playlist was pumping and the spit roast was yummy!

Well done & thanks again, is it March yet?
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:05 PM
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Have just arrived home and unpacked - now to process all those lovely photons I captured - especially last night's, they were really good ones!

To Malcolm and Paul thank you for organising another great camp. To the new folk I hope that you enjoyed the camp, it was great to have you with us.

To John and Cam (Astronomy Down Under) thank you both for your informative talks. Thanks to Steve for the spit roast on Saturday night, and as always thank you to the regulars for your fellowship, help and company.

As Andy said: "Is it March yet!?"

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Old 12-11-2018, 12:07 PM
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Thanks to the crew for another enjoyable camp. With Toph there I did not really get a lot of viewing done but it was really more about getting him out for the weekend. We ended up spending a good chunk of time sitting in camp chairs watching for meteors, and he spotted what looked to have been an old, tumbling satellite so something new for him. I should have taken down the time and location to see if I could look it up and work out what it was.

I still got couple of great borrowed views, the usual wow moments on familiar targets through some nice big dobs, and a great view through a nice big frac showing what sort of contrast you can get with no central obstruction, 100mm + fracs are not my usual fare at all.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:26 PM
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I would like to add my thanks to Malcom and everyone for an enjoyable 2 nights. Now to spend some quality time processing. Hope to see you all again soon next year.
Regards and thanks....
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Old 15-11-2018, 03:06 PM
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome on Saturday evening. Great to see some faces from years ago when I last attended and many new folks to meet. A particular thanks to Paul for kindly sharing time on SDM055 so I could reacquaint with old friends in the southern skies.

I didn't have substantial cold weather gear - toes froze at 4am Sunday at 2 deg C. Next time I'll be ready with the right gear and scope(s?) for four solid nights of enjoyment.

Is it March yet?

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And indeed - many thanks Malcolm!
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Old 15-11-2018, 06:24 PM
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome on Saturday evening. Great to see some faces from years ago when I last attended and many new folks to meet. A particular thanks to Paul for kindly sharing time on SDM055 so I could reacquaint with old friends in the southern skies.

I didn't have substantial cold weather gear - toes froze at 4am Sunday at 2 deg C. Next time I'll be ready with the right gear and scope(s?) for four solid nights of enjoyment.

Is it March yet?

Eric

And indeed - many thanks Malcolm!
Hey Eric
Can I book you in for March yet? On a serious note, it was great to see you there after all these years.

Malcolm
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Old 16-11-2018, 06:22 AM
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Had a great time. Very Relaxing. Thanks everyone.
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Old 28-12-2018, 01:14 AM
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I just want to wish my favourite Snake Valley peeps a merry merry xmas
There is no such thing a good astro camp without my review afterwards
It took me a while to recover from this one after going to the Nhill camp too the weekend before, I think I was on my best behaviour at this camp (well sort of hehehe) Friday night nothing would work for me grrrrr i had software issues big time Sat night I nutted out all my issues and I was on a mission and I got a few cool pics this time woohoo
Unfortunately SV didn't do its usual ritual of being clear on the last night but we were treated with awesome weather the first two nights this time round )
I was very impressed with how clean the kitchen (mostly stayed clean this time) good job guys
I loved annoying the noobies I hope we didn't scare you off too much and that you come back again hahahaha
Was awesome to see Erick again cheers buddy
And Cams aboriginal talk was very cool thanks Cam
And most of all, you all really are a great bunch of people to be around ( seriously) so much knowledge happily shared around during the whole camp is just awesome, (I even felt a little special as I got to share my knowledge to someone else for a change) see I can be a good student hey John G hahaha......Ö hehehe
I just want to thank you all for such an amazing relationship we have (my fav little astro family) my highlight was my little surprise from Paul, the purple pavs to celebrate my obs was just so cool thank you Paul (I felt a little bit special) hehehe it was yummy as too
Another awesome camp done and dusted thanks Malcolm and the crew for keeping it running and yet another yummy feed by Steve, Steve, Steve
check out my pics from the camp
cheers everyone IS IT MARCH YET ?
th thank you all for making this camp so special


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