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Old 04-09-2007, 09:06 AM
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Alright so the Stellar Seat can't be shipped. Boy that imager looks pretty nice.
Also the AS&T subscription is available only to AU/NZ residents.

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How are you going to chose a winner?
Out of a hat.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:07 AM
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Also the AS&T subscription is available only to AU/NZ residents.


Out of a hat.
Great! Best & most fair way!

Those random number generators online aren't really random & they'll never pick some numbers.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:28 PM
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Binoculars

Hey ,

what are the advantages of each of the binoculars, and disadvantages.

Thanks for any help XD
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Old 13-09-2007, 05:55 AM
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Hi hubble.
There's not a lot of difference between the two binoculars. The 20x80 has more magnification and a larger aperture for more light gathering. Both are too heavy to be hand-held effectively, so you'll really need a tripod to use them properly.
If you have any more questions about them or binoculars in general, I'd suggest asking in the Equipment forums so you can get more detailed answers.
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Old 13-09-2007, 04:46 PM
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That was fun and educational!

(cannot trust those stockbrokers! )
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Old 13-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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Loving it.
Only got to Q10 so far, never really been big on space missions/nasa etc, just astronomy, so I'm researching and learning a lot too!

Still kinda stuck on question 1 tho.
I can find two discoverers (Edward Pigott and John Goodricke) before any of the given choices, maybe the question could be reworded?

Also question 6, Al's name should be spelled Shepard

EDIT: I gave an example rewording for Q1 but it gave away the answer to Q14

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Old 13-09-2007, 06:42 PM
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WOH!!!! That was a MOMMOTH effort!

I learned heaps and had fun!

There were some REALLY tuff questions in there.

Fingers crossed..... I think I got them all right
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Old 13-09-2007, 07:04 PM
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so I'm researching and learning a lot too!
Fantastic! That's the whole aim of the quiz.. to get people learning and having fun while doing it.

If you have any specific questions/concerns about any of the questions, contact me via PM.
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Old 13-09-2007, 07:30 PM
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i really enjoyed the quiz, and id do it agian without the prizes. i think i got most of them right, although a few were real brain-teasers.

we should do this more often, just for fun.

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Old 14-09-2007, 12:25 AM
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Hmmm .. really hard questions, but good fun.

Took six hours to find all the answers in my dusty old astro library. Must get an Internet connection sometime ...
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Old 14-09-2007, 12:49 AM
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WOH!!!! That was a MOMMOTH effort!

I learned heaps and had fun!

There were some REALLY tuff questions in there.

Fingers crossed..... I think I got them all right
It sure was, I also learned quite a few things. Took a few hours of researching, but passed away a few boring hours at work
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Old 14-09-2007, 10:15 AM
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The first one is always checked, so even if you just submit it, you get at least 1 right which enters you in the contest.

EDIT: You get even more!

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Old 14-09-2007, 10:34 AM
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Okay my entry is in. that was good value Mike and there were some great questions in that lot to get me thinking.

Cheers
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Old 14-09-2007, 10:46 AM
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Dear IIS Contestant Entrants

I submitted Q1 to Mike for the competition and I have sent Mike an e-mail to clarify the issues mention in the posts above.

If you have any queries, it is preferable to PM Mike so he can raise them with the person who submitted the questions. Otherwise, in your public posts you risk either:
  • directly revealing the correct answer,
  • maybe misleading others if you “think” you have the correct answer, or
  • by removing a couple of the possible answers as contenders, provide others with a clue as to the correct answer.
I don’t think that there is a 50/50 or ‘phone a friend option yet…

Cheers

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Old 14-09-2007, 11:07 AM
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Dear IIS Contestant Entrants

I submitted Q1 to Mike for the competition and I have sent Mike an e-mail to clarify the issues mention in the posts above.

If you have any queries, it is preferable to PM Mike so he can raise them with the person who submitted the questions. Otherwise, in your public posts you risk either:
  • directly revealing the correct answer,
  • maybe misleading others if you “think” you have the correct answer, or
  • by removing a couple of the possible answers as contenders, provide others with a clue as to the correct answer.
I don’t think that there is a 50/50 or ‘phone a friend option yet…

Cheers

Dennis
Well, no answers were given, just saying some are the first option and all first options are checked...so if you didn't even do the quiz and just hit submit, you at least get 1 entry.
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Old 14-09-2007, 11:17 AM
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Well, no answers were given, just saying some are the first option and all first options are checked...so if you didn't even do the quiz and just hit submit, you at least get 1 entry.
Ingo, Dennis wasn't talking about your post !!!
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Old 14-09-2007, 11:32 AM
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Ingo, Dennis wasn't talking about your post !!!
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Old 14-09-2007, 12:28 PM
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Ingo, Dennis wasn't talking about your post !!!
Thanks RB for tidying up behind me!

It’s terrific to see everyone’s keenness and enthusiasm over the competition and with an amazing swag of fabulous prizes on offer, I fully understand that everyone wants to give it their best shot – and good luck to everyone who enters!

Mike asked me to prepare 10 questions and in doing so, I put in my best effort as an acknowledgement of, and with respect for, Mike’s trust, the professional standing of the site and last but not least, the future efforts of potential entrants.

However, in researching the questions and then distilling the list of potential questions down to just 10, my typing fingers did not faithfully follow the thoughts in my mind with the precision required, and for that I apologise. This has resulted in a somewhat ambiguous and incomplete wording of Q1. I’m confident that Mike will fix this up so no one is penalised for my lapse in editing the final list.

However, the competition is both free, and fun, so please don’t let my stuff up spoil this educational and enjoyable competition. I do hope that everyone is able to enjoy what is a fabulous annual event right here, on IceInSpace, the real centre of the Universe!

Cheers

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Old 14-09-2007, 01:06 PM
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Dear IIS Contestant Entrants

I submitted Q1 to Mike for the competition and I have sent Mike an e-mail to clarify the issues mention in the posts above.

If you have any queries, it is preferable to PM Mike so he can raise them with the person who submitted the questions. Otherwise, in your public posts you risk either:
  • directly revealing the correct answer,
  • maybe misleading others if you “think” you have the correct answer, or
  • by removing a couple of the possible answers as contenders, provide others with a clue as to the correct answer.
I don’t think that there is a 50/50 or ‘phone a friend option yet…

Cheers

Dennis
What so I can't call you up and ask which book you referenced it from at Qld Astrofest while basking in that glorious Queensland sun with that Greek statue physique
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Old 14-09-2007, 02:52 PM
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Ingo, Dennis wasn't talking about your post !!!
Hehe, he was referencing my post
I thought I had avoided giving away the answer, or even hinting at it. Even cleaned up after myself when I realised I had provided the answer to another question by accident.

I agree tho, I should have PM'd Mike, sorry, I totally forgot that PM's existed!

EDIT: When the comp is over will there be a list of correct answers?
Might jot-down what I selected to see where I went wrong later.

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