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Forum: New Member Introductions 10-25-2017, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Vinnie
Hi Gus? Depends on what diagonal you already...

Hi Gus?

Depends on what diagonal you already have. What EPs do you have? Actually what entire kit do you have? a 5" refractor is a pretty serious scope for a hobby type observer, and a great...
Forum: Binoculars 09-23-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Vinnie
GDay Mate First off any binocular is better...

GDay Mate

First off any binocular is better than no binocular (unless you are me because I'm actually blind in one eye LOL!, and that's the truth)

Price point will be a biggie. You can pay very...
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging 08-21-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Vinnie
As always your contributions are valued here,...

As always your contributions are valued here, Gordon

Thanks, Mate
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-21-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Vinnie
G'Day CSC You've probably already noticed...

G'Day CSC

You've probably already noticed that this site is a bit dead these days. Seems like the old Bulletin Board format just doesn't cut it anymore when things like Facebook and Instagram etc...
Forum: The Off Topic Forum 04-15-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Vinnie
And you, Bob!

And you, Bob!
Forum: The Off Topic Forum 04-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Vinnie
Actually I missed the flood this time, working...

Actually I missed the flood this time, working out west for the last three weeks and only got home yesterday
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-24-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By Vinnie
Even so, just the heat retention from a building...

Even so, just the heat retention from a building of multi floors will distort your view of the night sky. If there is a park close by that is a better option. But having said that your options are...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-23-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By Vinnie
Hi Celine and Welcome! Can you get away from...

Hi Celine and Welcome!

Can you get away from observing from a 4th floor balcony, like anywhere a bit away from what I am assuming to be a big city area with lots of light pollution?
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-21-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Vinnie
I typed the above in a hurry and probably didn't...

I typed the above in a hurry and probably didn't word it as best I could.

Of course we need to magnify to some extent, but the big pitfall for beginners is to assume that the higher the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Vinnie
G'day Mouse and welcome, Sorry I'm on...

G'day Mouse and welcome,

Sorry I'm on limited internet access just now, out in the bush where the stars are bright but the net service is very patchy, so I don't know how long I'll get here on...
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging 11-22-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Vinnie
Incredible

Incredible
Forum: Beginner's Forum 11-20-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,767
Posted By Vinnie
Actually I do, Mike, that's why I've been in the...

Actually I do, Mike, that's why I've been in the tropics for the last 25 years LOL!

Hmmm well first telescope, hey? Mine was a 40mm Trashco refractor (read Tasco, but don't get me wrong, some of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-14-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Vinnie
I just remembered something from older...

I just remembered something from older correspondence with persons in Thailand (being that I am well and truly on the wrong side of my 60's I'm allowed to forget things aren't I ? LOL)

I can't for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-14-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Vinnie
GDay PGH Well I have to say that what...

GDay PGH

Well I have to say that what started me on the path of hobby Astronomy was my first view of Saturn through a Telescope (albeit a very small and crappy telescope) over 50 years ago, and...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-13-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vinnie
And yet again, dunnies can go from the sublime to...

And yet again, dunnies can go from the sublime to the ridiculous

http://www.astroholic.com/picture.php?albumid=130&pictureid=1953
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-13-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vinnie
Of course modern public toilets are more shall we...

Of course modern public toilets are more shall we say architecturally pleasing.

"And what do you do for a living, sir?"

"I'm an architect"

"And what sorts of buildings do you design?"
...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-13-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vinnie
But what's this? There is a non conformist in our...

But what's this? There is a non conformist in our midst..... This one was blue for as long as I remember but last month it was repainted
...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-13-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vinnie
Generations of Queenslanders have relieved...

Generations of Queenslanders have relieved themselves courtesy of the ubiquitous blue painted brick dunny. Doesn't matter where, blue was the choice of colour for every local govermnent body in the...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-12-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,244
Posted By Vinnie
Magpie Nest

Methinks the baby has outgrown the nest

http://www.astroholic.com/picture.php?albumid=76&pictureid=1952

http://www.astroholic.com/picture.php?albumid=76&pictureid=1950
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Forum: Deep Sky Imaging 10-17-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Vinnie
Absolutely mind blowing, Shane

Absolutely mind blowing, Shane
Forum: The Off Topic Forum 09-20-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By Vinnie
Bout time you checked in Dawg, you've been missed

Bout time you checked in Dawg, you've been missed
Forum: Beyond the Scope - Space in the News 09-06-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Vinnie
Mass is going to kill me for this...... ...

Mass is going to kill me for this......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cAvSWDF8VA
Forum: Beyond the Scope - Space in the News 09-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Vinnie
For interest, Massoid live ...

For interest, Massoid live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abnSw82kRZM
Forum: Beyond the Scope - Space in the News 09-06-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Vinnie
I knew that Brian May is an astrophysicist, but...

I knew that Brian May is an astrophysicist, but I'm not sure about Freddie Mercury

On the other hand our very own Steve "Massoid" has an Asteroid named after him and he was the lead singer of a...
Forum: Telescopes 07-22-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,877
Posted By Vinnie
I think you'd regret not going the full factory...

I think you'd regret not going the full factory GoTo
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