Originally Posted by Liz
, am sure you will find this forum fun and informative. Am also of Irish Heritage, and visited Ireland 3 years ago, yeh, loved it. You will love Australia when ya get here. What kind of scope do you have?
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I am looking out my window while writing this and sure enough, it is raining outside
Liz, my main scopes are a Celestron C11 on a CGE mount and an old meade 2080B (which I originally bought in Brisbane
). An 80mm orion short tube and some binoculars complete my arsenal.
I recently bought a DMK 21 colour camera for planetary work (especially after seeing some of Bird /Mike Salways amazing images). Damien Peach will be at our "Whirlpool starparty" this September in Birr, County Offaly which I am helping to organise. I will be sure to pass on any tips I can learn from him.
My wife and I will be visiting Australia in October for a holiday and to look for work.