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Old 12-12-2007, 10:15 AM
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:36 PM
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Newquay, Cornwall?

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:49 PM
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I'm trying to think of villages with that much sand, and boats on the beach. Looe or St Ives?
Hi,

Sorry, have not been at the PC today until now.

The winner is..............St. Ives!!

Yes, we walked down to this lovely spot as the tourist buses are not allowed in (a good thing too) and enjoyed ourselves with Devonshire tea and a bit of shopping. We were amused because no shopkeeper would accept the Scottish notes we had (muttering things about "furriners") and we had to call in the local bank and exchange it for real money. The teller said it was customary there, and ran back generations. It has only been 260 yrs since Culloden after all.

Doug, pm me and I'll post you a set of Bunnings main mirror springs if you like, they go well as a replacement in GSO and Bintel dobs, especially the big ones (I see you have a refractor though).

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Old 20-12-2007, 12:23 PM
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congrats Doug!
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Old 24-12-2007, 11:26 AM
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Old 14-01-2008, 01:50 AM
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Hello everyone!

My youngest and me at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. We are sitting in a mock up of a Gemini capsule:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...h2006094-1.jpg
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Old 14-01-2008, 09:25 AM
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My youngest and me at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. We are sitting in a mock up of a Gemini capsule:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...h2006094-1.jpg
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Old 22-03-2008, 06:03 PM
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New to ICEINSPACE Forum - HI EVERYONE!

Hi All,

I thought I would post a photo of the telescope I built and myself.

I would be interested to find some local Astronomers in the south eastern suburbs in Melbourne.

Tks.
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Old 23-03-2008, 08:41 AM
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Wow!

I can't help you with the Melbourne question. You have skills, aj, which quite obviously exceed my own. I rather like the little arrow - I'm assuming it points to where you light the wick and then retire?

Welcome aboard. There is a number of like minded and skilled artisans who frequent this forum so I doubt you will lack for kindred spirits.

Jealous? Moi?
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Old 29-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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Hi Alan that looks a fine telescope you made. I am sure you will find someone around Melbourne area on here.

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Old 05-04-2008, 03:39 PM
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looks great alan ..did you build all of it yourself ?..I'm curious as to how the
mount works ?
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Old 30-04-2008, 06:56 AM
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10" F/15 Refractor (aus Jena)

This refractor was desdigned and built in 1990. The telescope houses a vintage Carl Zeiss Jena objective lens. The telescope mount and drive system were built by the Edward R. Byers company. The pier was also custom designed. The telescope is located in Los Angeles, California. (J.Pons)
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Old 30-04-2008, 07:01 AM
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G'day fraunhofer... how cool is that scope? Must be a royal pain to take out to observing nights . Tell us a bit more about it...
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Old 30-04-2008, 10:14 AM
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Wow, what a lovely piece of engineering.

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Old 10-05-2008, 04:09 PM
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Relaxing after dark again.

At a mates place with some lovely home made Pizza and coffee.

Chasing Doubles stars and brighter objects in a moonlit sky.

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Here I is...

First Scope, First Light, First Messier. Trifecta
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Hi Trevor, to IIS! Nice spot for observing!
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:31 PM
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:53 PM
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Hi Everyone

Here is a picture of me and my son Euan

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