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mickal555
2004-Oct-31, 07:32 AM
Hello,
I just wanted to tell about how I got my scope it is a amazing story.


I am member of SEQAS (south east queensland astronomical society). I've been a member for about a year. I've alway been interested in space but never anything practical,............ till now. I am also interested in photography. I reacently atended QLD astrofest I didn't have a telescope then but I hired one from the club. When I was up at duckadang, Peter Marples,(from SAS) saw me and got on to Ron&Claire of Sirius Optics, Underwood to see about getting me a telescope (I had no idea) and they, DONATED a Southern Cross Eight Inch Dobsonian with Two Eye Pieces and, Star Charts(from colin) , I still am still so shocked and suprised by their generosity. And on that tuesday colin came over and showed me tortartas (that asteroid), I was so suprised it was moving so fast I never imagened I would see an asteroid and reconise it. I can't belive how encouraging some people are. I can't say how much I apreachete it.

Candy
2004-Oct-31, 07:35 AM
Photo, please. 8-[

mickal555
2004-Oct-31, 07:51 AM
ok why not
http://img74.exs.cx/img74/6275/SiriusOpticsMichealRonClair1jpg.jpg
This is me ron and clair at sirus optics :P :D

Candy
2004-Oct-31, 07:54 AM
Did they throw in the dog for free? :wink:

mickal555
2004-Oct-31, 07:55 AM
I sure hope so......... 8-[

mickal555
2004-Oct-31, 07:56 AM
It's pretty amazing telescopes dond't come cheap here

frogesque
2004-Oct-31, 10:55 AM
Yeah, pretty amazing - but you do know you have to take it outside to see the sky? :)

mickal555
2004-Oct-31, 12:15 PM
Hey, its out side right now :P

Wolverine
2004-Oct-31, 01:56 PM
Congrats! Put it to good use. 8)

Launch window
2004-Oct-31, 03:07 PM
and those Southern Aussie skies...so clear and such a unique view of the night sky.

Wish I had clear skies :(

Andromeda321
2004-Oct-31, 09:52 PM
Man oh man am I jealous! I hope you have lots of fun with that and thanked them profusely for giving it to you! :)