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Old 14-04-2013, 10:54 AM
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Took this shot around 10pm last night from Lostock. Canon 7D Tokina 11-16mm lens and Polarie.
This is a 120 second shot with noise reduction on. There is a green tinge on the bottom of the frame. I am wondering if this is due to the aurora that was expected last night.
I love my Polarie

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8...86c663bc_h.jpg

General night shot of observing field last night

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8...f4132750_h.jpg

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Old 14-04-2013, 01:02 PM
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Skies proved excellent on Saturday with the cloud clearing around sunset.

Thanks again to Mike for the incredible job he does on putting on the event.

Thanks also to those who came down for the sky tours with Andrew and I.
We enjoyed your company very much!

Best Regards

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Old 14-04-2013, 01:16 PM
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Took this shot around 10pm last night from Lostock. Canon 7D Tokina 11-16mm lens and Polarie.
This is a 120 second shot with noise reduction on. There is a green tinge on the bottom of the frame. I am wondering if this is due to the aurora that was expected last night.
I love my Polarie

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8...86c663bc_h.jpg

General night shot of observing field last night

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8...f4132750_h.jpg
I was hoping to see some of the predicted aurora and thought I did but I think it was cloud? Was an amazing night's viewing. Great image and maybe it was aurora
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Old 14-04-2013, 01:28 PM
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Hi Lydia,

Conversing with Andrew Murrell and he and Mike had green glow in their photos at Lostock.

Alas, Alex Cherney reports there was no auroral activity and it was just airglow.

Best Regards

Gary

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Old 14-04-2013, 02:03 PM
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Home and unpacked!!

I'd like to convey my gratitude to Mike and all the wonderful people that helped make IISAC2013 happen!

Thank you to Andrew and 3RF for the wonderful sky tour on that 18" Dob!

Thank you one and all!

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Old 14-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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Absolutely Robert

Nothing may have worked for me but I still enjoyed it very much and would like to add my thanks to Mike and the others for a great weeend.

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Old 14-04-2013, 03:19 PM
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Hi Lydia,

Conversing with Andrew Murrell and he and Mike had green glow in their photos at Lostock.

Alas, Alex Cherney reports there was no auroral activity and it was just airglow.

Best Regards

Gary
So that was it. A spectacular viewing at Lostock and Mike has done well organising this annual event, my family thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
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Old 14-04-2013, 05:12 PM
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So glad that it was a good weekend for those who made it............I had to make a choice between walking away from a major(ish) house project and going to the camp.............hopefully next year the planets will align in a more favourable position
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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Yep, it was awesome. Unpacking will wait till tomorrow. F1 on now!
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:10 PM
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Thanks Mike for organising a great weekend.
Having been on the organising committee for the Whirlpool Starparty at Birr Castle (Ireland) I can appreciate just how much work goes into putting one of these events together.
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:14 PM
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Took this shot around 10pm last night from Lostock. Canon 7D Tokina 11-16mm lens and Polarie.
This is a 120 second shot with noise reduction on. There is a green tinge on the bottom of the frame. I am wondering if this is due to the aurora that was expected last night.
I love my Polarie

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8...86c663bc_h.jpg

General night shot of observing field last night

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8...f4132750_h.jpg
Very nice, John. Might add the Tokina to my wish list!
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Old 14-04-2013, 07:11 PM
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I noticed the stars reflecting off the car so decided to incorporate it into a selfie
Great shot Mike, but first impression, from the way you are standing... well... spectacular place for a comfort stop!

Aurora?! Is it any wonder I'm struggling to remove the green cast from my skies.

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Old 15-04-2013, 12:27 PM
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Thanks Mike for going to the trouble of holding the event, Elara and I had a great time.
Thanks to the guys who had presentations.
Thanks to Gary and Andrew from Three Rivers who set up right next door. Always fun having a big dob nearby and interesting listening to you guys speak.
Thanks to the German contingent on the other side for rustling up an allen key so I could swap over a dodgy encoder.
Thanks Lyn for offering to watch Elara and anyone else who was nice to her. Particularly those who might have been disturbed by her early mornings.......
And thanks to the weather Gods for playing nice.

Cheers
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Old 15-04-2013, 06:47 PM
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Nice widemouth bullfrog impersonation by Elara Deeno, looking forward to the rest of the happy snaps....
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Old 15-04-2013, 07:34 PM
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Will post a full report soon.

Would love to see more pics and happy snaps from everyone!
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Old 15-04-2013, 07:34 PM
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Thanks Mike for going to the trouble of holding the event, Elara and I had a great time.
Thanks to the guys who had presentations.
Thanks to Gary and Andrew from Three Rivers who set up right next door. Always fun having a big dob nearby and interesting listening to you guys speak.
Thanks to the German contingent on the other side for rustling up an allen key so I could swap over a dodgy encoder.
Thanks Lyn for offering to watch Elara and anyone else who was nice to her. Particularly those who might have been disturbed by her early mornings.......
And thanks to the weather Gods for playing nice.

Cheers
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Old 15-04-2013, 09:36 PM
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IISAC 2013 ....... AWESOME

Big thank you to Mike for organising the event, it was put together very well and I found the three days and nights to be very pleasant.

This was my first ever star party and I have to say I was a little nervous coming along, especially with not knowing anyone. Upon arriving I was made feel very welcome by everyone and settle in straight away.

Trevor and friend (so sorry I've forgotten your name) thanks so much for helping me set up my tent, I would have still been setting up in the dark if not for your help. Also, congratulations Trevor on winning the Televue eyepiece and thanks for sharing the view through your scope.. I want to get one of those eyepieces now

I will definitely be returning next year and cant wait to see everyone again.

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Old 15-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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Will post a full report soon.

Would love to see more pics and happy snaps from everyone!
A lot of people (including myself) were inspired by your Nightscapes talk and had a go themselves straight away

I tried on a fisheye for size, but didn't spend enough time with it. I'll definitely try again another time under dark skies.

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Old 15-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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Some photos then!

1.The road in to camp.
2. early sun on hills.
3. campsite.
4. imaging hill.early morning.
5.Sharks in the camp saturday.
note:- clouds have not been altered.
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Old 15-04-2013, 10:01 PM
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What a Great Weekend!

I turned up with only a pair of 10x50 Binoculars and no plan as to what I was going to do with them. I started looking for Messier objects and got hooked. During Friday and Saturday I managed to tick off 64 of them. I might have managed more, except for all the hours I spent looking through that awesome 18" dob.

I met so many great people (g'day Rob) and I can't wait for the next star party. My new Dob will be here any day now, and I look forward to taking it along to the next camp.

Thanks again Mike. Absolutely loved your presentation and have been inspired to try my hand at what you do so well.

See you all again soon.
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