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Old 25-01-2007, 12:11 AM
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I've often wondered how you guy's and girls dont go stir crazy in the rainy season with all that cloud and no sky.

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We definitely do. But we also TALK, WRITE and READ about astronomy then. We even do some chores and get reacquainted with all the friends & family who have not seen us for months.

And I venture to say that behaviour is universal *chuckle*.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:08 PM
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Nice to see lots of impressive pictures of the comet. I tried to look for it from a hill top in Auckland since Jan 29. So far no luck! Yesterday was surprisingly a clear cloud free night, but still no sign of the comet. May be I should look for it around 5 AM when there is no moon to spoil the view! I have seen Ikeya Seki, Kouhutek, Hale Bop in the past without much trouble but this one is sure slippery!
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:39 PM
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Thanks for the link. Love the photos and the animations. I'm coming - one day.......and I'll stand out all night looking until I freeze - and die happy!

ps. needs an extra "a" in the link:- http://www.auroradude.com

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Permit me to second erick's sentiment, those images are amazing Dennis, and your homeland, I've got to start saving for a ticket over there.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:46 PM
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Nice to see lots of impressive pictures of the comet. I tried to look for it from a hill top in Auckland since Jan 29. So far no luck! Yesterday was surprisingly a clear cloud free night, but still no sign of the comet. May be I should look for it around 5 AM when there is no moon to spoil the view! I have seen Ikeya Seki, Kouhutek, Hale Bop in the past without much trouble but this one is sure slippery!
Sonny, unless you have a dark location, I suggest you need some binocular help - 10 to 12 magnification should help you spot it and then you can see if it is naked eye visible. Over Melbourne skies it's very hard to spot naked eye now.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:33 PM
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Permit me to second erick's sentiment, those images are amazing Dennis, and your homeland, I've got to start saving for a ticket over there.
You are all invited to come any time to see the northern lights. Just keep in mind that the period from mid May to August, centered on the summer solstice, has too much daylight to see the auoras. It is prime tourist time anyhow so things are more expensive.

A great time to come is late August though as it is starting to get dark and it is not too cold yet. There are still salmon running and lots of other Alaskan things to do at this time of year.

If you want the arctic experience then about mid March is good. Lots of auroras and clear skies as well as cold. Late October through November is also traditionally a good time for auroras due to high activity and chance of clear skies after our "monsoon" season.
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Old 13-02-2007, 12:53 AM
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I have always really, really wanted to see an auroral lightshow ... perhaps one day....
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Still trying to save for the trip to Easter Island in 2010 - total solar eclipse occurs right on my birthday, how can I posssibly miss that!
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Old 20-02-2007, 09:32 PM
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Hi all, im a newcomer to this brilliant site and would love some help on posting pics. Would be grateful of any help.

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Old 21-02-2007, 08:08 AM
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JohnK. Start off by getting them under 150 kByte in size. Then, when writing posts, go down the page and find the button "Manage Attachments". Click on there and then it's fairly straightforward after that. Just try to attach one pic that is already under 150k as a test. Eric
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Old 17-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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Stepping out

Hi everyone out in space,my thought's are.I am like an Astronaught stepping on to a new world scared and excited at the same time.Yours in great viewing girko.
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Old 17-04-2007, 11:00 AM
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girko, I think you might have the wrong coordinate in for your location, try the following: Longitude 151.40675 Latitude -33.05530

That should get you closer than 7,742 km away from me in Prospect
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Old 17-04-2007, 11:09 AM
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Hi everyone out in space,my thought's are.I am like an Astronaughtstepping on to a new world scared and exited at the same time.Yours in great viewing girko.
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Old 17-04-2007, 11:23 AM
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Hi tailwag,bear with me i am very new to this, I actually got those coordinates from heavens above.I typed in Martinsville NSW. I am pretty sure thats what came up. 7,742 klm's thats realy stepping out.I will have to edit my info. Thank's.
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Old 17-04-2007, 12:02 PM
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You are in the right place now, this is the best forum in the Milky Way
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Old 17-04-2007, 01:18 PM
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Hi Girko and welcome to the group, hope you have a great time here.
I was having a chuckle with your coordinates, that certainly is a looooong way away.

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Old 18-04-2007, 10:56 AM
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HI Ric thanks for the reply its taken me a while to get going since i've joined ice in space, maybe their's a connection with my thoughts to my wrong coordinates. Im glad i've finaly taken the step. ps im having trouble attatching smiles. Yours in clear dark sky's girko.
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Old 18-04-2007, 04:54 PM
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Old 18-04-2007, 08:29 PM
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