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Old 13-12-2008, 12:44 AM
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i,m just a newbie staying up late waiting for saturn to come up to try out my new 127 mak . maybe take some images if the sky clears
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Old 13-12-2008, 01:00 AM
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I know it,s late but the sky is starting to clear here in bris. maybe someone is also staying up late to try and catch some acton
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Old 13-12-2008, 01:18 AM
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The moon is full and the dogs are howling must be someone up and prowling
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Old 13-12-2008, 03:28 PM
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Keep at it Mike the clouds may disappear your way one day....cheers Kev.
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Old 17-12-2008, 04:44 PM
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just starting

just got my first telescope.....first object...jupiter and it's 4 moons....finally got a clear night and a dark location and stayed up to do a bit of moon watching.....soooooo much better than looking at pics in books
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Old 17-12-2008, 04:51 PM
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Hi Penny

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Great start! Don't forget Saturn in the early mornings at the moment, too.
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Old 17-12-2008, 06:22 PM
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hey guys,

this is my very first post.
i have to admit i feel rather frustrated that its taken me so many years to finally decide to invest some proper time, money and effort into taking the first step to pursue my passion for the greater skies.

to think of all the sights that my eyes have missed out on over the years!! watching endless hours of documentaries (ty youtube ^^,) and viewing our universe through the WTT leaves me with a big itch that needs to be scratched.

then again, its better late - now than never right =?
so hello to all the star gazers out here and there

i will be reading through alot of posts over the next few weeks on how to get started and most important of all - my first telescope!!

IM SO EXCITED!!
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Old 17-12-2008, 10:20 PM
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Hi kupos and welcome to IIS, you'll find a lot of great info here on buying your first scope.
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Old 17-12-2008, 11:02 PM
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Better late than never kupos get out there and get right in amongst it ......theres alot out there....cheers Kev.
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Old 17-12-2008, 11:21 PM
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Hi K

Search out Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society and go down when they have a meet. You'll see lots of scopes and plenty of sky! Google them and search the threads here, maybe for MPAS.

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Old 19-12-2008, 06:00 AM
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Hey all,

My first post. Thought I might learn a few things from this website. Basically, I started off about a year ago with a pair of old binoculars, moved to a cheap 60mm refractor, and recently bought a 6" Newtonian. It's doing me well so far, however I have the most unfortunatley backyard. Largest trees in the neigbourhood infact. Having to wait several hours for patches of sky to clear the trees in becoming frustrating, especially when clear nights only come round every third or fourth night at the momment.

My current project is finding birght asteroids, hopefully this will help me get a little better at star hopping and working out this telescope.

Later
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Old 19-12-2008, 06:04 AM
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Hi Dan
to IceInSpace! Sounds like you're progressing well. Trees in the backyard are one of the most frustrating things.. I have them too, except in the south and west.

I can see things as they rise but once they're overhead, they're gone.
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Old 24-12-2008, 02:46 PM
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Hi Guys

Hi Troops,
Thought I stick my head & introduce myself, I am a complete novice & I have just bought my first Telescope, is there a reliable website where I can get co-ordinates right down to a particular street for different areas, as my viewing in my back yard is limited & I need to be able to put Lat & long into my Nexstar telescope .

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Old 24-12-2008, 03:15 PM
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Hi Jim, have you installed Google Earth. It's big, but it gives you the lat/long at your curser position.
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Old 24-12-2008, 03:26 PM
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Hi Jim, to IceInSpace!

I doubt you'd need to be super accurate for it. But it any case, you can do it right here on IceInSpace by editing your profile and choose your co-ordinates using the google map marker.

Then it'll give you your lat/long.
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Old 24-12-2008, 03:47 PM
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Old 24-12-2008, 04:44 PM
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Hallo all, I'm another new kid on the block. I have a 10" dob & an 8" LX90. I'm looking forward to keeping up with the very interesting topics. I'm having fun trying to match laptop to scope with my el cheapo USB serial adapter.

Stephen
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Old 24-12-2008, 05:05 PM
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HI Stephen, to IIS!

Enjoy your time here and we look forward to your contributions!
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Old 24-12-2008, 10:09 PM
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Hi Stephen, welcome to IIS as well. Hope you have a great Christmas break along with some great viewing.

Cheers.
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Old 24-12-2008, 10:19 PM
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Hi Steven and welcome to IIS,Have a merry xmas and after that start your observations then post them on here and tell us how your going with it.....cheers Kev.
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