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Open Invitation to EAE Summer Star Parties-Mt Parnon, GREECE

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15 years 11 months ago #69797 by Vagelis Tsamis

...Same flights...
...single room..

OK Dave. Done.
I have made reservations for all 4 of you.
Looking forward to seeing you in July!

BTW, what's the story with toilet facilities?
Do we look for the nearest bush?

Well, not exactly the nearest ... Please!

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15 years 11 months ago #69807 by Vagelis Tsamis
Frank, I was thinking of how to piggyback a camera to Yanni's scope.
VMC 200L tube seems to have nothing to put a camera on.
Maybe I can lend you my Vixen Weight Shaft Camera Bracket for mounting your camera on the weight shaft of the HEQ5. Just have to check with Yannis if this can be done. I guess there will be no problemo.



What do you think? Do you have another solution?

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15 years 11 months ago #70043 by Frank Ryan
Vagelis,
thanks for the offer.
Hopefully I wont need it as I'm going to order an
Astrotrac tomorrow.
(all I needed was a good enough excuse!)

Also,
what is the situation with regards to power?
I'd be hoping to be able to re-charge a few AA size and the Cannon camera ones.
Would this be possible?

Oh and on the lack of showers...
This works a treat...
Used one for 4 months in the South of France one long hot summer!
store.sundancesolar.com/sosh5ga.html

As for sleeping in the refuge.
I for one would much prefer to sleep in a tent.
So I'll take your advice on that one.

I'm gonna try and travel as light as I can,
just bring the bear essentials.

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15 years 11 months ago #70058 by Vagelis Tsamis

what is the situation with regards to power?
I'd be hoping to be able to re-charge a few AA size and the Cannon camera ones.
Would this be possible?

Yes. We can recharge in the refuge.

Oh and on the lack of showers...
This works a treat...
Used one for 4 months in the South of France one long hot summer!
store.sundancesolar.com/sosh5ga.html

Yes. I use these at Mt Parnon regularly.
Better shower than at a 5-star hotel!
Bring yours!

As for sleeping in the refuge.
I for one would much prefer to sleep in a tent.
So I'll take your advice on that one.

OK
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15 years 11 months ago #70061 by michaeloconnell

Oh and on the lack of showers...
This works a treat...
Used one for 4 months in the South of France one long hot summer!
store.sundancesolar.com/sosh5ga.html


Ah, that's very clever! Doubt I'd be able to get my hands on one in time for Greece at this stage though, unless some camping shops here in Ireland would sell them, would they?

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15 years 11 months ago #70067 by dave_lillis
Guys,
Interms of equipment, this is what I'm bringing,
7x50 binoculars + tripod, redlight+ small atlas book.
canon 300d for day pics.
I might bring my olympus OM1 if I feel like it, been mechanical it should be hassle free for to set off the shutter and let if go for half an hour or even beyond an hour if its dark enough. Might be nice to get some circumpolar shots at that altitude.
BUT, this trip for me is primarily observing, to see objects in the far southern sky in decent scopes, I can take image of the sky on any holiday.
I'm going to sit down this weekend with the atlas and make a list.

What are the rest of you doing ?

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