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Old 29-04-2022, 05:44 PM
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Saturday what time? I can already picture H0ughy pressing the refresh key repeatedly at midnight onwards.
I deliberately didnít say a time because I donít yet know the time as Iím not managing the site. What will be, will be.
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Old 29-04-2022, 05:47 PM
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I've already gotten on to the site and booked my camping spot, pending confirmation of payment. Seems to be up and running already?
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Old 29-04-2022, 07:52 PM
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Saturday what time? I can already picture H0ughy pressing the refresh key repeatedly at midnight onwards.
Well I have an announcement, I will not be attending this year's astrofest as I have to have cateract surgery.
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Old 29-04-2022, 08:12 PM
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I've already gotten on to the site and booked my camping spot, pending confirmation of payment. Seems to be up and running already?
Perhaps if you found the URL but I donít think the link is published yet?
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Old 29-04-2022, 08:12 PM
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Well I have an announcement, I will not be attending this year's astrofest as I have to have cateract surgery.
Well now, thatís a shame but fixing your vision should probably take precedence.
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Old 29-04-2022, 08:18 PM
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Perhaps if you found the URL but I donít think the link is published yet?
They sent me an email saying my order had been accepted, but I'll see what transpires.
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Old 29-04-2022, 08:24 PM
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Well now, thatís a shame but fixing your vision should probably take precedence.
Thanks Chris, when they told me on Friday I was gutted. I knew I blew my chance for astrofest, but I would be Mr Magoo otherwise. With me not there it should be Crystal clear
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With me not there it should be Crystal clear
In your case for sure! I hope you treat yourself to a monster dob to celebrate your new clarity of vision
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In your case for sure! I hope you treat yourself to a monster dob to celebrate your new clarity of vision
I may have to loose some to gain some. 11 inch Rasa and setup probably. Have to pay for it somehow. But that's another story. I hope everyone has a. Great time and look forward to next time. Well done to the committee for getting it back up. Australia's premier astronomy celebration, not biased one bit. Still I'm looking forward to finding out who will be the biggest tosser this year
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Old 30-04-2022, 12:36 PM
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If you havenít already seen AF registration opens at 15:00 today.
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I'm pleased to announce that UNIFY Solutions, my employer has agreed to be Gold sponsors for this year's Astrofest (a prize of $1500+), which makes two IT companies so far supporting the event (SailPoint are the other).



I have added the UNIFY company profile https://www.qldastrofest.org.au/unify-solutions/


Perhaps this paves the way for other IT companies to sponsor the event. Many of you reading this will be working for IT companies, please do consider approaching them to be sponsors and feel free to pass on my details, (pm me for email if you don't have it).


I will happily write a company profile which endeavours to relate their business to Astrofest.
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Old 21-05-2022, 11:34 AM
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Now we can add Optolong to the list of sponsors who have provided 3 filters to a value of over $1200.

That brings the total number of sponsors to date to 9 and between them anywhere from 13 to 17 individual prizes of significant value each.


Please do start buying raffle tickets. Sponsors have really responded generously and it is the only way the event covers costs and builds a reserve which can then be put to good use - especially as next year is the 30th anniversary of the event.
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Old 26-05-2022, 12:37 PM
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Itís a good job Astrofest isnít this week!
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Itís a good job Astrofest isnít this week!
Camp duckadingdong might want to start a ferry service as a side business. Good money making opportunity methink.
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Old 26-05-2022, 06:58 PM
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Camp duckadingdong might want to start a ferry service as a side business. Good money making opportunity methink.
Iíll mention it to them. I hope you are already booked for Astrofest?
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I went to Duckadang today. Just in case anyone had concerns from the floods, the road from Moore to the camp is fine. No cross country detours this year.
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Iíll mention it to them. I hope you are already booked for Astrofest?
Sure am.
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Things to see or image

This list contains 171 DSO south of Declination +52.
There are 52 Gxy, 40 GC, 33 PN, 27 Neb and 19 OC.
They are arranged from the end of astronomical twilight at 6:40pm to the start of it at 5:15am.

Most of them were discovered by
James Dunlop 38 objects
William Herschel 34
Messier 22
Lacaille 14
John Herschel 10
Mechain 10
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Fantastic. Thank you.

Just over 3 weeks to go now!
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