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Old 14-10-2009, 09:17 AM
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Fantastic!!!!
It'll be great to catch up with everyone Mike.
Looks like it'll be a mad rush tonight to get things packed and get some basics from the supermarket.
The Hotbox is on charge and so are all my camera batteries.

Drive safely everyone.

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Old 14-10-2009, 09:56 AM
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I just picked up my new 24-105 IS lens

Can't wait to try it out at Lostock!
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Old 14-10-2009, 10:07 AM
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First report from h0ughy from Lostock, is that it's windy! It's windy here at home today, windy in Sydney, so no surprises there

He also said there's some roadwork on some of the bridges between Lostock Dam and the Scout Camp, so just be careful and drive slowly.
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Old 14-10-2009, 10:07 AM
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Have a great time, everyone! Travel exceedingly safely please!
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Old 14-10-2009, 10:43 AM
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I just picked up my new 24-105 IS lens

Can't wait to try it out at Lostock!
Awesome mate, you're gonna have a ball.

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First report from h0ughy from Lostock, is that it's windy! It's windy here at home today, windy in Sydney, so no surprises there

He also said there's some roadwork on some of the bridges between Lostock Dam and the Scout Camp, so just be careful and drive slowly.
The wind will die down by tommorow, and we'll have some very nice conditions by the end of the week.



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Have a great time, everyone! Travel exceedingly safely please!
Thanks Eric.
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Old 14-10-2009, 01:37 PM
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Ok, if all goes well here today, looks like I'll be making it to Lostock.
I'm hoping to leave mid-day tomorrow or at the latest on Friday.

See you all there.

Onya RB.See you there.
Cheers
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Old 14-10-2009, 03:16 PM
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see you for breakfast at the twin servo's at 8-30am in the morning then RB

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Old 14-10-2009, 03:34 PM
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Drive safely all you travellers and have a great weekend Hope the weather picks up


wow its going to be quiet in here on the weekend with two astro camps happening
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Old 14-10-2009, 03:52 PM
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Hi guys and gals, I'm not going to make it to lostock this year... I was looking forward to it all year, but a combination of work and another booking for that weekend means I don't have any time to get away...

Maybe next year...

cheers, Bird
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Old 14-10-2009, 04:49 PM
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Onya RB.See you there.
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see you for breakfast at the twin servo's at 8-30am in the morning then RB

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I wish I could Geoff but I can't leave here till around midday so I'll be there in the arvo, save me a spot next to you and h0ughy.

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Old 14-10-2009, 06:11 PM
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I hope to get there sometime just before 4pm tomorrow afternoon. Everything is at the front door ready to go into the car, except for 2 very important things

Unfortunately I striped both the 14" and 18" scopes down for a little cleaning and TLC before ISAAC 2009. The weather since has been absolute crud and I haven't been able to re-assemble them with all the wind, rain and dust flying about. At the moment both scopes are in about 11,000 pieces on the floor of the garage.

You might say I have a little re-assembly to do before I can pack everything in the car and head off.

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Old 14-10-2009, 06:13 PM
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Um Mike,

Are you listening to HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ?

WTF is going?

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Old 14-10-2009, 06:50 PM
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There's about 113 people coming so far. Lots of families coming too , which is great to see.

Hopefully we'll get some more turning up on the day when they see the beautiful weather we're going to have
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Old 15-10-2009, 09:41 AM
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At the Caltex/McDonald's at Alison, approximately 60 km out of Newcastle.

Watched the sunrise over Lake George whilst leaving Canberra this morning. It was surreal! Seriously wanted to pull over and take photos but decided against it and kept going.

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Old 16-10-2009, 06:15 AM
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Good luck guys - I'm not going so it is sure to be clear on both nights!
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I just got back after a 7 hour drive. Absolutely buggered.

Jason and I had so much fun putting up our tent (we fondly referred to it as the Hilton -- a ten man tent for the two of us -- very comfy) in the gale force winds on Thursday morning. It took us 2 hours to put it up.

I had the best time. Pity about some shoddy weather here and there, but, Friday night was just unbelievable. Capped off by two of the most amazing fireballs I have ever seen!

I only got to make it to one of the talks (as the rest of the time I was catching up on sleep), by Professor Geraint F. Lewis about the Anthropic Principle and I found it quite fascinating. He is an excellent speaker.

It was so good to catch up with the regulars, put faces to names, and make new friends. Fred Vanderhaven and Mike Sidonio had us all in raptures when no imaging was taking place due to the inclement weather.

IISAC 2009 was a huge success.

Thank you, Mike and all the volunteers.

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Old 18-10-2009, 09:25 PM
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Sounds like it was great weekend for you all
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Old 19-10-2009, 07:00 AM
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For those that attended IISAC2009, I'd really appreciate it if you took a few minutes to complete a feedback form.

Your responses will help me to plan an even better event in 2010.

IISAC2009 Feedback Form

Your answers will be kept strictly confidential, with the exception of the (optional) testimonial, which may be used in the promotion of IISAC2010.

The date for IISAC2010 is the 7th-10th October, 2010 - so put the date in your diary and I hope to see you there!

Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed your time at IISAC2009!
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Old 19-10-2009, 08:50 AM
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I'd like to thank Mike for a well organised event this year. The guest Speakers were terrific and i managed to stay awake through them. this year i camped up near the dunny's so i could get some power. I have included a few happy snaps of the area. When i arrived at the site on Wednesday to help prepare it for the event we were in the middle of another dust storm, then it rained mud, was extremely windy destroying my tent and gazebo Wednesday night - both will probably be landfill soon. there was hope of clear skies and we got some with Friday night being the best of the time there. I'd like to thank Chris, Alan Meehan, Sheeny for their help for Wednesday - we never watched so much TV eh guys.

anyway each star party has its memories, good and bad. id like to remember this one for the good experiences shared by all

i had a total of about 10 hours sleep the whole weekend from wednesday to sunday - slept well last night i can tell you
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Old 19-10-2009, 08:56 AM
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