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Old 15-04-2018, 07:36 AM
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What object was first light for the scope, for posterity?
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Old 15-04-2018, 08:13 AM
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Awesome, it was a red letter day for me yesterday as well. Congratulations on such a fine scope. Is there food and a bed in the trailer as it looks like where Peter has been living
Thanks HOughy, and I believe congratulations are in order for you too! Nice storm we brewed up last night, eh?!

Yes Peter is the ultimate showman. As he emerged there was definitely something Willy Wonka-esque about it
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Old 15-04-2018, 08:15 AM
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What object was first light for the scope, for posterity?
What other than M42? Even though it was lowish on the western horizon in poor seeing, it still looked fantastic, with billowing dust clouds and that distinctive hue which I see as emerald green but some others see as blue.
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Old 15-04-2018, 09:30 AM
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Congratulation Rod, the scope looks fantastic and having seen Peter's handiwork up close, I am sure it will perform well.
Peter was very generous with his time and advice when I was building 'Guinevere' a couple of years ago. I still need to catch up with him for a drink or two..

Look forward to seeing your reports on the scope in better seeing.
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Old 15-04-2018, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Matt, and yes I will definitely post some more detailed reports once I have given the Glenfallus a proper run under steady dark skies.
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Old 15-04-2018, 10:26 AM
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And what a wonderful scope it is too !!
Thank you for a fun night with the Glenfallus Rod.
Congratulations mate, that is a work of art indeed.
Well done to Peter Read, another fantastic SDM out in the wild and boy does it look fantastic.
I just sat there and marvelled when Rod punched in an object and the Servo Cat took over and locked in on that object.

Shame about the wind and the seeing but it was a fun night.
Brought back a lot of memories of yesteryear with pizzas and beer and good company.

I even managed to squeeze in some astro photography with my iPhone.
Here's Jupiter in less than ideal seeing conditions.

Thanks everyone had a great time.
Sorry that some of the others couldn't make it but I know what that's like.

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Thanks to all for a fun night including the cheese, wine and pizza. You can imagine what it was like when the The Glenfallus, 20 inch f/3.8 from SDM Telescopes arrives in a purpose built traitor and sets up beside you! The blue planetary was the clearest blue I had seen.
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Old 15-04-2018, 03:37 PM
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RB - I forgot about the cigars!!! Dang! Next time ok?!!

Neil, thanks for your company last night and hope to see you again soon.
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I’m very happy for you Rod on the arrival of your new SDM. I’m sure your observing will receive a boost of enthusiasm. I look forward to hearing how it performs when you get to some dark and steady skies.

Sorry I couldn’t make the occasion. I’ve had my own great week long observing session with SDM #100 and couldn’t get back to the PC in time.
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Congratulation Rod, the scope looks fantastic and having seen Peter's handiwork up close, I am sure it will perform well.
Peter was very generous with his time and advice when I was building 'Guinevere' a couple of years ago. I still need to catch up with him for a drink or two..

Look forward to seeing your reports on the scope in better seeing.
Matt, beers are on with Pete in Newcastle on Monday. This is your chance.
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Matt, beers are on with Pete in Newcastle on Monday. This is your chance.
Monday is time reserved for my 3 year old granddaughter...... enjoy your drinks !!!
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Thanks all for a good night.
Great to catch with a few of the PC veterans again plus some new faces.
Amazing scope there Rod, thanks again for the views.

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Old 16-04-2018, 07:38 PM
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Thanks all for a good night.
Great to catch with a few of the PC veterans again plus some new faces.
Amazing scope there Rod, thanks again for the views.

Greg.
It was great to see you again Greg. Stay well, chill, and hope to see you soon.
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Rod, if you don't mind me asking, did you ever end up selling the Mary Rose?
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Old 16-05-2018, 08:40 PM
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Hi Patrick, yes the Mary Rose has a new owner in Victoria.
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Very good. I hope the Glenfallus is getting plenty of use (and plenty of 'oooh's and 'aaah's).
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