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Old 26-10-2011, 05:12 PM
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I am sorry to say i wont be able to go at all this year - a result that was way different to what i booked for. Tania is not recovering all that well after her operation and she is lucky to sit up for more than 30 min at a time, and she can only shuffle 5-10m before the pain get to her. Today she has been sleeping all day - which is good because my new macbook air 11" arrived and have been tinkering. I had every intention of either getting up there for a few hours friday or saturday but that plan is scuttled now. It should clear as i am the sacrificial lamb this year........

I was looking forward to catching up with everyone, and with JJJ gracing the hunter it was a sure bet it would be a good camp (there are a few new episodes of big Bang Theory JJJ). ( I was also looking forward to meeting any Mac experts out there as well for some hands on apple training LOL) Time lapses should be a pearler this year......
shame david !!!!!!!! lachlan was looking forward to meeting you again.....

aahhh he's converted there will be no looking back know the mighty mac's
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Old 26-10-2011, 05:15 PM
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Hey all,

I've just installed a set of encoders on my big dob, and I'm having a bit of trouble bedding the Argo-Navis. Would someone be able to give me a hand to nut out the installation of the Argo please? I'll only be there on the Saturday.

David, I wish all the best for the recovery of Tania, mate.
Hi Alex,

What a dreadful fizz, I've done that stuff on a dob I had, but can't be at IISAC, so it's frustrating not to be able to get into the project. All the best there.

Maybe I'll see you at Peter's RGHS night on the 5th.

Cheers

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Old 26-10-2011, 05:58 PM
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I might be able to throw in some ideas, Alex. I'll have one of my Argo units with me, if we need to do any comparisons.

But the man himself will be on site I think?

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Hey all,

I've just installed a set of encoders on my big dob, and I'm having a bit of trouble bedding the Argo-Navis. Would someone be able to give me a hand to nut out the installation of the Argo please? I'll only be there on the Saturday.

David, I wish all the best for the recovery of Tania, mate.
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Old 26-10-2011, 06:01 PM
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Drat! I've just lost my Thursday packing night to a meeting. And with one meeting already scheduled for tonight, I cannot bring it back. I'll have to squeeze it in around the day's activities. Hope I don't forget anything. But I haven't planned to bring much. I have many to meet and much to see. I guess as long as I get myself there, that'll be good.

I should see you all later on Friday.
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Old 26-10-2011, 06:31 PM
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Thanks Mike, Rick and Deeno for your condolences. It is a real BUGGER that I can't be there this year. Hopefully I am the sacrificial lamb which brings clear skies...

HOughy, sorry to hear about Tania, hope she improves real soon.
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Old 26-10-2011, 08:50 PM
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Thanks Mike, Rick and Deeno for your condolences. It is a real BUGGER that I can't be there this year. Hopefully I am the sacrificial lamb which brings clear skies...

HOughy, sorry to hear about Tania, hope she improves real soon.
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shame david !!!!!!!! lachlan was looking forward to meeting you again.....

aahhh he's converted there will be no looking back know the mighty mac's
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Hey all,

I've just installed a set of encoders on my big dob, and I'm having a bit of trouble bedding the Argo-Navis. Would someone be able to give me a hand to nut out the installation of the Argo please? I'll only be there on the Saturday.

David, I wish all the best for the recovery of Tania, mate.
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Hi David sorry to hear your not coming. In my fourth year with a mac and after 25 yrs with PCs will never look back. If this is your first mac enjoy the short but uncomplicated learning curve and you will enjoy the difference also.

I did purchase nebulosity for mine and the free "open office" is a great alternative to MS office
thanks guys for the well wishes for Tania. get lots of photons for me will you
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Old 27-10-2011, 05:19 AM
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All packed and about to head off.

Forecast for tonight isn't great, but tomorrow is looking pretty good:
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hu...ailed-forecast

Hope to see plenty of you there!
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Old 27-10-2011, 07:50 AM
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I backed the car in the driveway so I could have a quick getaway this morning. Lol. But seem to be having trouble focusing and tracking ATM. Might not be such a quick get away after all.
Ooh my head.....
Sorry you won't be there Dave
I hope the patient recovers soon.
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Old 27-10-2011, 08:32 AM
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The weather is looking quite good - so enjoy and clear skies to you all.

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Old 27-10-2011, 12:06 PM
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Well I'm all setup. Marquee isn't here yet - hope it arrives soon.

Have had a steady stream of people coming in, and the weather is clearing at the moment. Had some sprinkling on and off this morning but no real rain.

hope to see you guys soon!
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Old 27-10-2011, 07:03 PM
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its official not coming this year, very bummed out.
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Old 27-10-2011, 07:44 PM
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well they should have a great night tomorrow
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Old 28-10-2011, 09:02 AM
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It looks like the system has moved forward 12+ hours.

After drizzle and clouds all day Thursday, last night it cleared! About 9pm we looked out from under the marquee and found it clear!

It stayed clear all night, fairly dewey but a brilliant night.

Hopefully tonight is another good night. Tomorrow night isn't looking fantastic.

Having a great time so far, great to catch up with everyone - especially Jeanette after almost 7 years!

Also great to see and hear the fighter jets flying over - they must be doing exercises this weekend from Williamtown, they've been coming and going overhead quite a few times. As I write this, I hear another one now.

Anyway look forward to seeing some more folk today.
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Old 28-10-2011, 09:24 AM
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Here's some proof of the clear skies
Just a 30s exposure.
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Old 28-10-2011, 09:31 AM
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Old 28-10-2011, 09:52 AM
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Hi all

Good to hear that the skies cleared Mike. It was a amazingly steady in Albury until about 2-3am.

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Old 28-10-2011, 11:37 PM
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Good luck to all! Hope next year I can make it to!
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Old 29-10-2011, 07:56 AM
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Glad to hear you had one clear night Mike. How late did you stay up? All nighter?
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Old 29-10-2011, 09:04 AM
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Old 29-10-2011, 09:15 AM
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Hey all

Had another pretty good night. It was patchy but clear most of the night - half the sky was clear, then it would haze over so you'd head to another part of the sky.

Would've been frustrating for astrophotographers (except us timelapse wimps) but for visual observers they would've had plenty of chances to observe.

It cleared up completely at around 3:30-4am, but I headed into bed at 2:30am so missed that

It's been great fun, enjoying everyone's company. The weather forecast for tonight looks very dodgy indeed but stranger things have happened.

Having fun with timelapses, clocking up thousands of actuations on the shutter but that's what it's built for Hopefully can pull together an IISAC movie out of it all.

Met EricK for the first time which was great, and Jeanette is causing a ruckus as expected. Wish you were here too Jen

Talk tomorrow!
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