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    Default Hi fellow astronomers!

    Hi guys,

    Was not even aware this forum had an astronomy sub forum!

    I own a Orion XT8 telescope and have a massive love affair with the night skies.
    Just thought I would introduce myself here in the astronomy forum.

    Cheers

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    Welcome Clinton, I am sure you will find many spaced out people here Enjoy the forum.
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    Dont know as much about astronomy as i would like to, but it seems a good hobby to combine with a 4x4, then you can get to places with little light pollution and other people!

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    Thanks for the respones guys!

    Yes Astronomy and the deep dark "out of the way" places do share a common goal.
    To get away from all the urban light pollution! (and other pollution!)

    But great care needs to be taken when transporting a reflector scope like mine and a "Off road" trip is hazardous at best.

    Cheers guys.

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    Clinton as in kingclinton by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton Eveleigh View Post
    Hi guys, Was not even aware this forum had an astronomy sub forum! I own a Orion XT8 telescope and have a massive love affair with the night skies. Just thought I would introduce myself here in the astronomy forum. Cheers
    Wow, a Dobsonion reflector! I envy you. Where did you buy it?

    I am also crazy about the night skies, love gazing the stars out in the rural areas away from all the city lights.

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    Yes indeed! (KingClinton)

    Scopes can be bought from two major stores. Technopro and Eridanius Optics.
    Both are available online with a online shop.
    Take a browse sometime.

    Cheers
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    Hi Clinton,was wondering the same.
    Also on the astronomy forum. Been bit busy with 4x4 as you can see but need to start hitting the rest of my messier reports

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    Cavok, Zombie Guy!

    Yes you may know me from the "Astronomy" forums.
    I did not realize you guys had a 4x4 passion as well, small world hey!

    For a change Durban tonight has clear skies(with wind) so the scope will be getting out for some use.
    Our weather here has been rubbish for two months now. We might have a sunny day or two but nights are overcast and rainy!
    Great for 4x4 but no good for telescopes.

    Want to take a look at the Tarantula nebula tonight with the O-III filter and then gaze at my old lunar friend.

    Time to work those messeirs guys!

    Cheers

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    Tonight is super clear but moon a bit too high.
    Yeah im zombiescope. On the south African sub part there.
    Go hunt some messiers
    Clear skies

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    The "Moonshine" was upsetting the party as usual,
    Managed to check out 47TUC.
    Tarantula neb was just to low below the trees! UGH!

    Then some wispy cloud came along and even destroyed the lunar viewing!
    Ah well there is always a next time!

    Cheers

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    Hi Gents,
    Which astronomy forum are you guys referring to?

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton Eveleigh View Post
    The "Moonshine" was upsetting the party as usual, Managed to check out 47TUC. Tarantula neb was just to low below the trees! UGH! Then some wispy cloud came along and even destroyed the lunar viewing! Ah well there is always a next time! Cheers
    Do you take any pics, or, do you not have the camera stuff to take pics from the telescope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton Eveleigh View Post
    Hi guys,

    Was not even aware this forum had an astronomy sub forum!

    I own a Orion XT8 telescope and have a massive love affair with the night skies.
    Just thought I would introduce myself here in the astronomy forum.

    Cheers
    Nice I have the XT 10! I love watching the nights skies and following satellites and seeing there solar panels catch the Suns rays as they spin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateleur View Post
    Hi Gents,
    Which astronomy forum are you guys referring to?

    Regards
    Not sure if its allowed to post but its this one
    http://www.astronomyforum.net/

    very good forum for beginners and loads of info to get started,and even more photos to drool over

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    Awesome - thanks ZombieGuy
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    Also got myself a telescope recently - Skywatcher 8" collapsible Dobs.
    Another shop is telescopeshop.co.za in Edenvale.

    Had my first look at Jupiter & the whole Centauri area a few weeks back in the early morning hours - was awesome

    Now since quite a while the weather is just horrible - hopefully next week we have some clear skies again.
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    I find the Centauri region stunning!
    There are so many things to view.

    Try using a O-III filter on the A-Cen Nebula, you will be amazed!

    Good to see so many of you are also AF.net members.
    It's a great place to learn and participate, just like this forum where the guys are friendly and helpful.

    Cheers

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    I do not have a camera attachment or even a camera.
    The closest I have come is some afocal moon shots with my cell phone.

    Cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by HeinrichC View Post
    Do you take any pics, or, do you not have the camera stuff to take pics from the telescope.
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    Default Re: Hi fellow astronomers!

    Well blow me down with a feather!


    Clinton, good to see you here too! Its Wayne in East London from AF.net. Man it is a small world!

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