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#1 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Something that made me real down today is that the planets in the Northern Hemisphere will be pretty low in the next 8 years !!! The Australian imagers well be very good positioned having all the planets really high in the sky... are you guys in the Northern Hemisphere going to travel south to get a better picture ? What is your thought on this now we all have our new planetary camera ??? :question:

#2 Chris_H

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Switch to DSO! :step:

#3 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Planning to..

#4 Mert

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Oh well, we still have good beer over here :lol:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Oh well, we still have good beer over here :lol:


.....so, they export Coopers Ale to your country mert..? :grin:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Could I try a crate Darryl??? Always in for a good beer,
though the Belgian beers are incredible aren't they Freddy?

Good to hear you have your beers cold Darryl :waytogo:

#7 MvZ

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

.. there is no beer like belgian beer. It's nice to live in Brussels :)

I think I'll try to hunt down the planets when I get a chance. I would make it a somewhat longer trip (4 weeks or so), and then just focus on planetary imaging.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

I red somewhere that necessity is the mother of invention and advancement... I suppose we have a few years of experimentation ahead of us then!

Oh, and as others have said, i'm all for a good beer too :)

Sincerely,

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#9 Fogboundturtle

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thanks goodness I have an Solar Scope. Otherwise that DMK camera would be gathering dust.

#10 MrMxyzptlk

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

More need for good quality filters ...

#11 Kecktastic

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

Hi Freddy, it is true that the planets are going to be really well positioned down under in the not to distant future, but you should take heart in the stunning work of Damian Peach who continually produced top quality work at low alt.

You could always come and have a holiday in OZ.

Cheers
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#12 Space Cowboy

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

Beer always gives me wobbly seeing but great looking images for some reason.....

Saturn will be so low in the UK over the next 10 years I shall have to give the lawn a closer cut!
Seriously considering a DSLR. :silly:

#13 bunyon

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

You guys think you have it bad for altitude - the streetlight that, um, mysteriously failed a few years ago was repaired yesterday while I was at work. It sits pretty much in the middle of the ecliptic around the celestial equator.

I sure hope some other mysterious tragedy befalls that light soon.

#14 TorstenEdelmann

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

.. there is no beer like belgian beer.


Argh...C'mon ;)

#15 ToxMan

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Headline:

"Low Planets Leads Astronomers to Drink Beer"

Journal Abstract:

"We looked at 100 amateur astronomers to see if low planets alters their drinking habits..."

Hey, doesn't everything look better with beer?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Headline:

"Low Planets Leads Astronomers to Drink Beer"

Journal Abstract:

"We looked at 100 amateur astronomers to see if low planets alters their drinking habits..."

Hey, doesn't everything look better with beer?


I'm pretty sure we will see Saturn pole vortex with a lot of details using that filter ! :roflmao:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

You guys think you have it bad for altitude - the streetlight that, um, mysteriously failed a few years ago was repaired yesterday while I was at work. It sits pretty much in the middle of the ecliptic around the celestial equator.

I sure hope some other mysterious tragedy befalls that light soon.


:shocked: International mystery! I would swear the same thing happens here! :question:

#18 Boot

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

You realize, of course, that suggestions of illegal acts are a violation of the TOS. Please move away from this line of thought.

Thanks.

#19 bunyon

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

I've done nothing illegal - I see how you could read it that way. The light seriously went out two years ago and wasn't fixed.

#20 Chris_H

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Nothing illegal here either - unless the digger man dug up the cables on purpose :p

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

O.K. Good... 'glad I'm wrong.

:waytogo:

It did kind of sound that way, though.

#22 bunyon

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Well, it was a mystery. I am lucky that my neighbors know of my hobby, even if they think it odd, and refrained from calling the city. The guy next to me is selling his house and his realtor was out the other night and I suspect he called.

Argh.

#23 Mike Phillips

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

I recall someone like Paul Haese offering up somewhere to set out scopes up in 2018??? :p

Fear not, I think we'll do ok, share and share alike!

Mike

#24 Jure Atanackov

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

But, but… You're at 21° N! Some of us are waaaaay further up north!

So, check list for the next 8 years:

- Enjoy Jupiter while it's still high in the sky :)
- Get the best optics & improve telescope's thermal behaviour.
- Find the best observing locations and study the relationship between seeing and weather (measuring the seeing with DIMM at several sites now).
- Get a bigger scope for Uranus! :)

Clear skies!
Jure

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

I think I just need to move to Hawaii.






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