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17 years 4 months ago #42538 by johnomahony
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Anthony

I checked again and this flight is a connection via Moscow. They do have German contacts around Novosibirsk with local knowledge. When I find out more I will post the details-it is still in the planning stages.

John

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17 years 4 months ago #42542 by ayiomamitis
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Hi John,

Even with a connection in Moscow, it is still good since the delay will be minimal (an hour maybe?).

As for accomodation etc, many thanks!

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17 years 4 months ago #42551 by pulsar
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Just a suggestion, has anybody ever tried to connect a telephoto lens to a webcam? I have, and it works surprisingly well, and would be perfect for such customs bother, and it is small and easy to pack!!!

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17 years 4 months ago #42589 by Seanie_Morris
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Guys,
great to see that you were keeping the thread going over the weekend. We (IFAS reps) were also discussing it at the meeting on Saturday night at Cosmos. Apparently (and I'm sure I'll be corrected once the minutes are presented) Terry Moseley know a chap in Scottland (John Brown?) who has direct contacts in Novosibirsk. The likely avenue is to treat the trip as a short holiday to the area (5 days), and take in the Eclipse as a bonus. The reason being because of ever-changing weather conditions over there. Things were more certain in Turkey to make it an official eclipse trip.

Also, Brown's contact, who works in the University over there, is likely to see if the campus accommodation would be available. It was also mentioned that apartments are available in Novo for about €60 a night, and they could accommodate people sharing (take turns using beds and sleeping bags!) to keep the cost down.

We just have to wait and see. The flights are another matter, which you guys here seem to have been looking into already!

Nothing came up about the camping... ;)

Seanie.
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17 years 4 months ago #42814 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Maybe someone might do a recce at Novosibirsk on Monday (19th Mar.) and catch the 81% magnitude partial eclipse. Perhaps it would make a nice St Patrick's weekend trip!

John

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17 years 4 months ago #42815 by Paul FitzGerald
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Hi,

Maybe someone might do a recce at Novosibirsk on Monday (19th Mar.) and catch the 81% magnitude partial eclipse. Perhaps it would make a nice St Patrick's weekend trip!

John


I look forward to hearing how you get on John. :lol:

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