Polish Astronomy visit to South Africa would like to hire 'scopes if possible.





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    Default Polish Astronomy visit to South Africa would like to hire 'scopes if possible.

    There are a group of Polish guys that come out to ZA once a year to do astrophotography in the NW province at a nature reserve , this is a link to their website in Poland http://astrofotografia.eu/astrophotography/
    The guys are coming out again in June and have asked if anyone would be interested in hiring out a 10-12" Dobsonian scope for them to use , They already have the loan of my 10" SCT which one of the members uses for his research on double stars. They are extremely knowledgeable and happy to share although there is a language barrier. The guys are honest and straightforward people ranging from lawyers to accountants to Dr's. This is the highlight of their year. Please PM me if you are interested in loaning/hiring out your equipment.
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    Default Re: Polish Astronomy visit to South Africa would like to hire 'scopes if possible.

    Hi Dennis they want to use a Dobs for AP ? by the way I am from Czech Republic so can understand polish (well sort of)
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    Hi Thanks for the reply . No just for visuals they are fully set up with multiple polar rigs for AP , they have diverse interests some doing citizen science stuff for research and need visuals equipment DOBs are the easiest to set up for that.
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    Default Re: Polish Astronomy visit to South Africa would like to hire 'scopes if possible.

    I would suggest that you (they) contact the Pretoria division of the ASSA. Maybe even contact Prof Matie Hoffman from the Boyden Observatory in Bloemfontein. He will point you in the right direction of who can help in NW.
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