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Old 03-13-2016, 12:30 PM
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Just home from a full week of work from sunset to sunrise near Theodore, Queensland.

All I had to do was monitor a road work site after hours. So I got paid to watch the sky all night for a week. Perfect dark skies but alas I can't fit a scope in my current work ute, and bins aren't much use as I am blind in one eye.

However each night naked eye was spectacular. Apart from Jupiter early then Mars and Saturn and finally Venus, got a good show from a meteor shower in Virgo and a few meteors in Norma. Milky way was fairly blazing, no moon, and I could easily discern the smudges that are the clusters in the Scorpius/Sagittarius region.

I gotta get a bigger work ute (to carry small scope LOL)
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:38 PM
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Good job ya got
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:33 PM
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You take the good with the bad
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Very nice, Vin. If I could only find a away to get paid for this stuff, I'd be in utter heaven.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:47 PM
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Its not all beer and skittles, Bryan, but it does have its good side. The best was Comet Lovejoy. That was Christmas 2011. Got paid 2.5x rate on Christmas Eve to watch a comet that reached about 45° from horizon up and spread about 10° at the widest point of the tail. Actually that was not what I was paid for but it was there LOL. Shift was midnight to midday from Christmas eve through to night after New Year and everything in between
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Maybe you need an ST80 for those trips. It could ride anywhere. No mount, no problem. It can get 10x with a 40mm plossl. But a camera tripod would do.
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