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About cjdawson

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  1. haha. I've already packed my caravan and car ready. c'mon, I want to get there early this year, so that I'm not late for the curry.
  2. Here
  3. I've booked too. Looking forward to it already.
  4. I'm so excited I could explode. Frantically hitting refresh now.
  5. only 2 more sleeps. (Can you tell that I'm getting excited)
  6. My finger isn't tired yet. Only 3 more sleeps, or a million page refreshes.
  7. 10 more sleeps till I can book. YAY!
  8. Already got my browser opened and am hitting the refresh button... just in case
  9. No. @rockystar isn't competely off the hook. I'm sure it'll be a case of "sure, go play telescopes", then silently "and you'd better do something special on tuesday...
  10. I think semtex was involved.
  11. That's a great design. If I was going to remake my power box, I'd be looking at something like this. It looks like it's not too big. - which is something that I admit is an issue with mine.
  12. The thing that you need to remember with polar scopes, is that they need to be properly centered as well. I'm not sure how to do this on a given mount, but it's worth looking up and doing it. In addition, the position of polaris changes based on the hour angle. there are apps that can help determine this for you. Once these two things are done right, it should help to get your fairly close in your polar alignment.
  13. This will be my 3rd SGL. It's a nice relaxed party. The important thing is to observe the red light rules if it's clear. But, people are not generally nasty about it. Actually, I've found the experience to be the exact opposite - people are tolerant, and helpful to getting you sorted so that you get the best night vision
  14. I'll be quite happy to do a talk on my Telescope setup. Including some of the history of how I've got to the stage where I am now. Could be quite interesting for beginners, as it'll show some of the pitfalls that I feel into in the 15 years that I've been doing it.
  15. It was lovely and warm in my caravan for the week of the last SGL. Very foggy week, managed to get a couple of observing sessions together.