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About TheMightyKong

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  1. How to get in trouble with my partner

    Hi Gavster, What case do do you use to transport your AP130GTX? thanks
  2. Cairns

    You should ask on the australian iceinspace forums. They're a friendly bunch.
  3. Superheavy stable elements

    Interesting. I wonder where promethium and technetium are formed.
  4. South! Though I'd miss cygnus, M31 and the pleiades.
  5. Collimators

    My understanding is starlight instruments are now going to make the Glatter tools
  6. Looks lovely. Any idea who makes the optics?
  7. Whats your dream telescope

    A lightweight rigid (see here: http://www.dreamscopes.com/pages/07/denmark-03.htm ,http://www.dreamcellularllc.com/mechanical.htm ) portable fast 32in dob, with a lightweight cellular mirror ( http://www.dreamcellularllc.com/mirrors.htm ) and CF structure, made by these guys: http://www.dreamscopes.com More here. http://www.dreamcellularllc.com Apparently they are pretty good at mirror making, and can go as fast as you'd want: http://www.dreamcellularllc.com/news.htm Scopes on their site are astrographs ( http://dreamscopes.com/pages/07/16inDAtube-10.htm ) but, they do say OEMs welcome, so given this is a money no object exercise, I'm sure they can be persuaded to make a custom visual dob with a truckload of money.
  8. Wedding cake for an astronomer

    Congratulations and great cake!
  9. Dr Alan Longstaff.

    RIP. Really sad to hear of Alan and Tricia's passing. Like many here I only knew him through his Astronomy Now column. After reading this notice, I realised I'd met Tricia, I remembered her as Pat Revest. She used to be one of my old lecturers at university from 1997 for a few years. Never new she was Dr Longstaff's partner.
  10. Exceptional Observing Memories

    First time in Kielder at the starcamp. Seeing the Milky Way and M31. On my m31 - the sheer apparent size of the thing! It was just astonishing!! Didn't bother with scope or binoculars for what seemed like ages. Again a religious experience. Been to Kielder several times since but it's never matched that one night - either its misty or just not as transparent or more often raining!
  11. How an Astronomer does a Proposal and a Ring

    Congratulations to you and the future Mrs Steele! That is certainly some ring. I have just got married myself and in a partial nod to my astro interests decided on an iridium wedding band.