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Old 01-11-2008, 12:12 AM
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Exclamation IISAC2008 Reports!

it is cloudy, hot and this is the only shots I got - -it is still going i have other things to attend to at the moment
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:25 AM
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David,

That is AWESOME!

Exposure details?

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it is cloudy, hot and this is the only shots I got - -it is still going i have other things to attend to at the moment
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:32 AM
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wow thats a cool pic
well im guessing there will be a few drinks happening then if the clouds are about cheers
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:14 PM
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Great image Houghy, hope those skies stay cloud free.

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:31 PM
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How's it going up there? I've been laying low lately but I couldn't make it this year - too much on at the moment. As for the latest here, we've had nothing but clouds, showers, and more clouds. I hope the viewings better up there. The last time I checked the forecast aint looking much better here till Wednesday. I hope to catch up with some at the Pony Club in December. Ciao 4 now.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:13 PM
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Got back from Lostock today. I only spent 2 days there and was unfortunately clouded out both nights.

On Thursday the clouds cleared up at around midnight and stayed clear for only 2 hours. I didn't have my scope setup at the time but I know a couple of people started imaging then. Mike (iceman) got a lovely image of the Horsehead nebula.

Overall, I had a really great time and it was great putting faces to names. Definitely looking forward to the camp next year.

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:00 PM
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Houghy how many images make up your startrail? Have you stitched them into a movie???? I am glade you got some observing in. Hope you all had fun
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for a great event

It was great to see you all at Lostock again yesterday and we look
forward to seeing you again soon.

Special thanks to Mike and all the volunteers for all the organization and
hard work they put into the event.

Though we lucked-out with the weather, everyone seemed to be having a great
time socializing. I know we did!

For those of you who made extraordinarily long journeys to be there, as far as from
Victoria and the Northern Territory, well done and we hope your returned trips
brought you home safely.

Once again, great to see you all and we had a lot of laughs chin-wagging with you!

Best regards

Gary & Mai
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:51 PM
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Special thanks to Mike and all the volunteers for all the organization and hard work they put into the event.
Agreed

I had a great time even though I didn't get any observing done (clouds/drizzle/showers), it was still well worth the trip up from Canberra to meet up with others.

Roll on IISAC2009.

Michael

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Old 02-11-2008, 03:25 PM
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IISAC2008. Patiently waiting for the clouds to clear.
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Just a quick thanks to the organisers of IISAC 2008. I had a great time, met old friends and lots of new people. Faces to names was the order of the day

We only managed 2 and a bit hours of clear sky for the whole stay, so the Tak stayed indoors most of the time, but the camera found this new constellation - I'm looking for a name for it.

Monte, Karen, Maria, Dave, Leanne, Mark, Zane, Guy, Ian, Kevin, Mike, Mike, Andrew, Doug, Enrique, Rob and others visiting the imaging area - thanks for the company and your friendliness.

A cloudy and wet field at IISAC.
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Well - the Owl is back on his normal roost
knackered as usual after one of these events
pity about the weather, but managed to see quite a few "Toohey's Brown Dwarfs" with the help of the neighbors.
i still had a memorable time - as you should do - for it is not called a "Party" for nothing

thanks to my neighbors who put up with me - thoroughly enjoyed your company and the assistance rendered in construction and de-construction of "The Pavillion" - so far a "PRIVATE" highlight of the trip - but i am sure will reach the masses

my apologies to the Central Coast crew who i didn't get enough time to socialise with as we normaly would do - hope you all got home ok

i think i was about 2nd last to leave - only Jacob behind me - hope you didn't get stuck in there again like last year Jacob

thanks to Mike and crew for the organising and running of the event again, and i look forward to attending again next year

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:56 PM
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Houghy how many images make up your startrail? Have you stitched them into a movie???? I am glade you got some observing in. Hope you all had fun
Andrew
about 34 2 minute shots iso 800 pentax k10D - and see the zip file in the same post for the movie

fun - no killed scope and mount
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:32 PM
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I got home about 1pm, and everything is now unpacked and back in its usual home. Great to see Kate and the kids again after being away for 3 nights.

Excellent star trail shot Dave! And I love the IISAC red light torch shot, Chris

I'll write more tonight or tomorrow morning.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:37 PM
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Yeah, that IISAC shot is great... I had considered doing this at Barambah dark sky camp... But can you imagine writing B A R A M B A H with a torch... and trying to get it all straight...

Nice work Chris...
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Back home safely from the IISAC. The weather god hasn't been kind this time round. Only 3 hours of clear sky all up(during 2 of which I was asleep ). However still have a good time retreating to the country;socialising and meeting people especially putting faces( and age) to their names. The talks were great too! Here is a photo from this am which pretty much sums up what the weather's has been like.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:20 PM
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Smile A good trip - still going!

Had a good time meeting everyone up there, shame about the weather but worth the trip from Melbourne anyway. 'Imaging hill' was a lot of fun and enjoyed the chats around Cris's camp.

Staying at Goulburn tonight - the trip is slower home because of the extra weight gained on the last night!

Thanks again to Mike and the organisers (and the sponsors!) and hope next year is as much fun, but with a little more viewing.

Cheers,
Big Dave, Leanne and lucky Jamie....

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Old 02-11-2008, 07:21 PM
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Just a quick thanks to the organisers of IISAC 2008. I had a great time, met old friends and lots of new people. Faces to names was the order of the day

We only managed 2 and a bit hours of clear sky for the whole stay, so the Tak stayed indoors most of the time, but the camera found this new constellation - I'm looking for a name for it.

Monte, Karen, Maria, Dave, Leanne, Mark, Zane, Guy, Ian, Kevin, Mike, Mike, Andrew, Enrique, Rob and others visiting the imaging area - thanks for the company and your friendliness.

A cloudy and wet field at IISAC.
great shots chris - LOL i am sitting at the front of the subaru waiting and sulking because i couldnt image because of the scope, not long after that I got out the pentax and did the star trails. the funny thing is i actually saw the red light moving up on the hill if you look at the movie you will see the movement you guys were up to
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:25 PM
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Had a good time meeting everyone up there, shame about the weather but worth the trip from Melbourne anyway. 'Imaging hill' was a lot of fun and enjoyed the chats around Cris's camp.

Staying at Goulburn tonight - the trip is slower home because of the extra weight gained on the last night!

Thanks again to Mike and the organisers (and the sponsors!) and hope next year is as much fun, but with a little more viewing.

Cheers,
Big Dave, Leanne and lucky Jamie....

hehe Lucky Jamie indeed Dave

Score:

1 x York Optical 80ED with 10:1 and rings

1 x DMK single-shot colour CCD camera

1 x Fruit Platter courtesy of the local firies.

The luckiest family there! LOL! Great to see - couldn't have happened to a nicer family!

Safe trip home guys!

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I too have made it home safe and well.

I must say, that despite the weather I enjoyed it very much.

It was great to catch up with people again, and to put a few more faces to the names.

I got the scope set up on Thursday night, but ran out of stars... so it stayed under tarp the rest of the weekend. The waterhole was beautiful as always, especially with the spa! I must thank all those people who helped build the rock wall.

Saturday was cooler and kept a lot of people out of the water, but it was good conditions for exploring and doing some (terrestrial) photography. I've attached a quick pano of the view from my camp site.

It was all good fun. Looking forward to next year.

Al.
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