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Old 21-12-2005, 12:04 PM
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I was told something like "you never look at IIS" and I didn't so now I do.
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Old 21-12-2005, 02:41 PM
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I was searching the net for information about Dobs, and IIS was mentioned on another site, but I can't remember which one.
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Old 26-01-2006, 09:07 AM
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I am another AO forum sourced convert. I actually had a problem with the AO forums in that at the time that I visited them, what I really wanted to talk about what how annoyed I was with the poor service I had received from the AO store. I saw a post of Mike's, so checked out IIS, and I have NEVER visited the AO forum since! Why would you need to, or want to!?
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Old 26-01-2006, 12:26 PM
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How I found IIS ?

It was during my trip in China after I explored the eastern reaches of the Himalayas, I went to a town called Dali to rest and chill out. Here at the hotel (pictured below) I was staying at there was free internet. So I grabbed a cheap chinese beer and started viewing Astronomy sites as I was interested in purchasing some gear. I stumbled across a few forums but a certain Iceman kept recommending the forum's members to vist IIS for info, the rest as they say is history.
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Old 31-01-2006, 09:44 PM
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I found IIS thru a google search for telescope reviews. I have since spent many hours reading the forums and learning form others questions.



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Old 06-02-2006, 10:20 AM
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I was searching Google for information about choosing telescopes.
I was suddenly overwhelmed with options and opinions.
Refractor vs relector, aperture sizes etc etc etc.

I ended up making my decision (6" dob) based on advise from this forum.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:21 AM
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welcome aboard kyecat
hope you found the reviews you wanted here
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:23 AM
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I googled Australian sites for Astrophotography and landed here. I've been reading all your terrific advice for beginners and am now suffering from information overload. I'm just an old lady who wants to take photos of the moon and planets. Great site BTW.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:22 PM
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Welcome C, enjoy your stay
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Old 31-03-2006, 10:29 PM
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I was googling to find out info on buying a first telescope mid last year. I came across a thread about a scope for sale on ebay which was apparantly a terrible deal. I was very interested because I had been looking at the scopes on ebay!! So I was very glad I found the site - I posted a question about which would be a good first time scope and got lots of replies (most suggesting an 8" dob). Proud to say I am now the owner of an 8" SkyWatcher and I got a bit of a deal because I told Steve from MyAstroShop I was referred there from IIS!!

Beth (another IIS success story!!)
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:22 PM
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I googled .au for "astronomy forum" looking for info and advice on my first telescope. 10" Bintel/GS dob arrives Monday
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Old 19-04-2006, 01:18 AM
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I googled .au for "astronomy association queensland" looking for local people and groups. Found this forum, saw thread offering advice to newbies re scopes, posted my own questions ..... 10" GS dob has been in solid use nearly 3 weeks. Also found local people and a "group".

(I wasn't really trying to copy you Bobs - I had to change it a little bit to suit my specific details, AND I didn't want you sueing me for plagiarism!)
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Old 19-04-2006, 08:18 AM
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I just kind of found it accidental like one cloudy night when the skies denied me a fix , no referers just got lucky.
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Old 20-04-2006, 02:42 PM
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Way to copy me Steve :p

I actually know who Iceman is from gamearena, but didn't realise this was his site at first.
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Old 29-04-2006, 08:11 AM
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I was searching google for "choosing a telescope" and found that great article by Miaplacidus.

Wow, my 5th post... Woohoo!
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:02 PM
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Hitchhiker's enthusiastic ramblings
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:01 PM
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...or is that Hitchhiker's rambling enthusiasms?
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:38 PM
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Old 13-07-2006, 09:09 PM
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Googled Astronomy forums and found IIS, stuck with it cos it was Australian, and now it sits at number 3 on my bookmarks list, a fount of information and whats best is no trolls.
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Old 28-08-2006, 08:07 PM
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209 voters is pretty good, but it'd be great if anyone who hasn't voted in this poll yet, to cast your vote!

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and now it sits at number 3 on my bookmarks list
Only number 3!?!?
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