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Old 21-01-2007, 01:31 PM
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Exclamation IISAC2007 Pictures!

Hi all

Post your pictures from IISAC2007 here!

I imagine there's about 1000 Comet McNaught images from everyone to go through
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Old 21-01-2007, 02:23 PM
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Thanks Mike for an amazing couple of days.

Thanks to everyone who provided advise and a peek through your scope (the 25" Obsession was mind blowing). Special thanks for Andrews patience in showing me how to utilise my Dob properly and the night long tour of galaxies. (5 hours sleep over 2 nights).

Clear dark skies over two nights, a comet and I would not be surprised if a super nova was witnessed on the third!
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Old 21-01-2007, 02:45 PM
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That's an awesome shot of the comet Deeno.
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Old 21-01-2007, 04:49 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing lots of field shots as well, with people + telescopes + big dobs etc.. Some of them will most likely be used in my writeup article for AS&T..

I never got a chance to take any "field" photos.

So if you've got shots like that, post them please!
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Old 21-01-2007, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, c'mon guys!

Don't be shy, us poor stay-at-home saddos want to see the gory detail NOW
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Old 21-01-2007, 10:39 PM
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Hi all,

Here's some of my images from Lostock. The Comet from there is breathtaking spectacular sight. The astrocamp itself was tops.
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Old 21-01-2007, 11:35 PM
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A few shots of the action on the field
What an absolute blast, it was so good to finally meet so many from the IIS community.
Best things: The People, Near perfect skies, 12" Binoviewer, 25" Dob, Comet Mcnaught ( words are not enough to describe that experience!), but most of all the people & the shared experience of all of the above.
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Old 21-01-2007, 11:37 PM
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I only managed to snap a few candid shots.

1. Mike using the mike.
2. Houghy sporting the new IISAC 2007 T-Shirt.
3. Lizzy (Astro Girl) and Mariah cooling off in the water hole.
4. George grinding a mirror blank for his new periscope !
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Old 22-01-2007, 01:02 AM
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Some more McNaught
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Old 22-01-2007, 08:08 AM
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What a top event..... The people were fantastic, the comet was phenomenal, and there was some great machinery dotted around the campsite areas. I had a good look through a lot of telescopes, and actually only used my four that I bought to the event for a total of around 20 minutes.

I have to say that the most impressive views I had all weekend were from the twin-mirror 12" binocular unit that Mark Suchting bought up with him. With two sets of 13mm and 24mm Pan Optic/Nagler EP's it presented the most incredible experience I have ever had behind a scope. Actually... in front in this case.

I have never approached a telescope and looked into it only to let out a physical "ghasp" before. What I looked at blew me away. The extra depth that the twin mirror optics give you is simply sensational. While larger scopes may give you a bit more resolving power - they just don't give you that perception of "depth" that Marks design does. With wonderfully friendly eye relief, it is a very comfortable scope to use. The image presents as if projected onto a pane of glass several inches in front of your eyes. Once you swivel the focuser/EP assemblies around to suit your own eye separation, and adjust the mirror angles with respect to each other via two quick adjustment knobs, the image snaps into view and is clearer and more three-dimensional that you'd be normally used to seeing. What used to be points of light now look almost spherical. It's a really neat experience. Marks f/5 optics are just beautiful - as per usual. I'll do a full write up on it when I get a chance.

After standing by this scope until 2:30-3:00 in the morning on both Friday and Saturday nights, I took great pleasure in seeing and hearing others' comments as they took a look for the first time. Their reactions were universally similar to mine - ones of pure astonishment.

Anyway - I don't think that it'll be too hard to get Jenny to agree to me placing an order for a set of matched mirrors with Mark - but for a 10" model maybe...... Hmmmmm... Time to get designing!

Great event. We'll be at the next one.
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Old 22-01-2007, 08:49 AM
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you can tell you you are used to night time photography... theres some really over exposed day pics there

loks like a great event was had! congrats to co-ordinators and participants
and thanks for the pics all
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Old 22-01-2007, 09:08 AM
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you can tell you you are used to night time photography... theres some really over exposed day pics there
LOL! Yup - they were taken with the phone.
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Old 22-01-2007, 10:45 AM
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Wow, that Bino unit is awesome from the photos, the view must be something that has to be seen rather than described.

Cheers
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Old 22-01-2007, 11:27 AM
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awesome piccies guys. Thanks. I'm sooo envious of your comet.
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Old 22-01-2007, 12:15 PM
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Exclamation The Group Shot

Here's the obligatory group shot, taken on Saturday afternoon.

More photos when I get a chance..
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Old 22-01-2007, 12:59 PM
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This is great to read.

It sounds like it was even hotter then last year....I reckon I had around 50 iceblocks last year..all paid for obviously...lol
I wish I could have made it but was not an option this year.

Great turn out guys you have all done well.
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Old 22-01-2007, 05:06 PM
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Someone pinch me think I've just had a 'NDE' uno the type when your heart skips a beat and you're lost time when you recover.
An awesome experience of a lifetime I will cherish forever!
Thank you Mike and IIS team for creating a phenomenal astmosphere and astronomical event. The 'comet' was cool too
some of my pics
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:19 PM
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Here are a few shots of the camp.
My write up is in the write up thread.

I took these pics with my $60 camera that's all I had, I think they turned out alright.

No particular order. enjoy
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:49 PM
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Here's some of my better snaps, still trying to come to terms with a modded camera for terrestrial(?) use.

The view of tent city only shows about a quarter of the actual site.

Others need no comment.
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:50 PM
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more photos guys and girl looks like everyone had a great time.
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