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Old 26-03-2021, 08:28 PM
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Bretti astronomy

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Is there anyone interested going to Bretti in NSW, to do some observing if weather permits between 14 to 16 May?

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Old 29-03-2021, 11:14 AM
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Sounds tempting.
Hopefully some more coasties will "express interest"
These days it seems hard to get people to commit.
Current events promote uncertainty in every aspect.
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Old 29-03-2021, 02:41 PM
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Old 29-03-2021, 05:07 PM
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How deep into NSW? Covid permitting -interested.

Ah Bretti -north of Newcastle. Interested still but may depend on a few other things. If I can engineer a meeting in Armadale with a customer -then possibly. I also have a customer in Newcastle for that matter I could usefully visit.
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Old 29-03-2021, 10:03 PM
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Chris,

You have a lot of ground to cover.

Did you mean Armadale or Armidale. Armidale is not too far from Bretti.

Bretti reserve is fantastic place for astronomy, very good dark sky if weather permits.

If the weather forecast is rain and cloudy for all three or four days, I will not go, otherwise I will, just to get away from city life.

I'm sure more people will attend especially from Newcastle and Central Coast area. It is still more than month away.
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Old 30-03-2021, 08:29 AM
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If weather permits then most likely I'll be there as well.
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Old 30-03-2021, 03:27 PM
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with clear skies I could come up for a night, if I can sort remote power out in time. Does Bretti have mains power? (happy to pay)
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Old 30-03-2021, 08:33 PM
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Adam,

There is no main power nor there is phone reception.

Once you get there you are cut off from civilized life.

There are only few drop toilets, not running water, only river near by.

Nearest town Gloucester, is about 20 min. away drive.

It's really a nice place for camping and astronomy.
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Old 31-03-2021, 12:36 PM
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thanks Rado. We'll see how it goes then. I just don't have enough power at the moment to get through the night, but hoping to have something sorted in the next month or so.
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Old 31-03-2021, 12:55 PM
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We generally use deep cycle batteries for power during the night, and recharge during the day with either solar panel or generator.

I guess it depends how much power you use, goto mount or imaging obviously consume more than simple push to systems.

If I go, I will take a spare 120w solar panel blanket I have for sale (if not sold beforehand).

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Old 31-03-2021, 05:30 PM
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Very interested. Have a new Lightbridge to play with.
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Old 31-03-2021, 06:22 PM
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Excellent news Jakob.
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Old 31-03-2021, 10:28 PM
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Old 31-03-2021, 11:38 PM
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nice to hear from you Jakob
how did you go with the floods?

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I'll be in if weather is good.. I may have use of a generator if people need power.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:44 PM
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Would like to come but I will be in Armidale that week.

Hope you have good weather

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Old 04-04-2021, 05:45 PM
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Alan, how much for you panel.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:17 AM
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Alan, how much for you panel.
I was thinking around $100.
It's never been used.
Cost me $199 a few years back

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Tempting now that I have a motorhome to travel and live in. Let's see what is possible when early May arrives.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:26 PM
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It is a bit of an interest for Bretti astronomy weekend in May.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and no more Covid scares.
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