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Merlin66

So long - Thanks for the fish...........

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Like all good things in life, some things come to an end.....

Our period of "exile" is coming to a close and we head back to Melbourne, Australia next month.

It's been great living and working in the UK and Belgium - we met many interesting and memorable people along the way (virual friends as well as real ones!), but the time has come to "return home"

I wish you all -all the best- and hope we'll be able to keep in touch via SGL.

If you're ever visiting Melbourne, drop me a note, you're always welcome to visit.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Doesn't matter where you are in the world, SGL will be here. Apart from actual travel, the world has become a smaller place! You're always welcome over here too so give me a shout if you need somewhere to stay.

What's the observing like where you'll be going?

Alexxx

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I hope your move goes smoothly Ken. Are you taking the TSO with you ?!?

I hope you'll still be around though, I'm going to be starting spectroscopy soon :smiley:

Best wishes

Helen

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Thanks Alexxx!

Unfortunately we won't being going back to the "Dark Site" (We had a 100 acre farm, 100Km north of Mlebourne - majic black skies!!!)

This time the job/ lifestyle dictates inner suburbian city living...

Certainly not ideal conditions, but OK for spectroscopy.

Life is full of compromises - you know that.

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Helen,

Yes, at this stage still looks like the TSO and all the other gear will be going back with us.

The 8-10 week hiatus on the sea transport will be a PITA, then setting everything up once again.....

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Good luck with the move Ken, hope all goes smoothly.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay in our neck of the woods.

Hope you have a nice smooth move back home.

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Good luck, Ken! Hope the relocation goes smoothly, and I hope we'll see you here on SGL soon :-)

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So it's not a weather related move then? I wouldn't argue if it was. ;)

Anyway catch up with you soon and as mentioned above I hope everything goes smoothly with the packing and for the trip.

Maybe one day we'll get down to Melbourne.

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Have a very safe trip Ken!

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Hope the return to Oz goes well Ken and it was nice to meet you when we exchanged the Konus 6" F/8 albeit for just a short time :smiley:

Look forward to your contributions from down under.

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Good luck with the move and please continue to post here at SGL we won't even mind if your pictures are posted upside down once you are back down under :p

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Have a safe trip back. Whatever you will miss here, you are heading back to some awesome skies. I might be visiting Sydney some time next year. Last time I only had my 15x70 bins, and was yearning for a bigger scope. Next time I might be tempted to drop by.

Cheers

Michael

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Would some of the parks around Melbourne have dark enough skies? If you're allowed to observe there of course. But a bit annoying lugging stuff around. But as you say, everything's a compromise!

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My main interest is still spectroscopy.

The good news is that light pollution has minimal effect on the quality of the spectrum. Many successful amateurs work within city limits. (Valerie D. does some excellent stuff and she overlooks the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

Having said that, there's a very nice parkland/ riverside area at the end of the street (to the north - with a good northern horizon)

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Have a safe journey and watch out for the drop bears ;)

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stay safe and good luck....

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Good luck with the move Ken stay in touch via SGL you couldn't take some of these clouds with you could you :grin:

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Good luck Ken. Hope the move back to Melbourne goes OK. :happy8: At least for everyone here on SGL you won't be going anywhere "virtually".

Coincidentally our neighbours moved back to Melbourne a while ago (hope it wasn't something I said :grin: ).

John

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Sounds a massive change..Enjoy the southern skies...Image that Omega Glob for us..

Mark

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