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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: APRIL ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNER!

As for the monthly prize, it'll be more than just the manual that'll disapper from your back garden some night. :)

Hhhmmm .... let's see: flight to Ireland with return should be no more than 300 euro ... a cab ride from the airport to Dave's backyard and then back to the airport another 50 euro max ... some tasty greek cuisine for Dave's dog no more than 10 euro ... an extra 20 euro for the cabbie to haul Dave's AP1200 to the cab ... ALL OF THIS IS UNDER 400 euro and well less than 5% what it has cost me so far and it still hasn't shipped.

Time to check for airline flights to Ireland ....

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PS. Dave, I am preparing my Christmas cards for later this year. Can I have your address? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Well done Michael, it certainly got my vote :D
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Replied by Paul FitzGerald on topic Re: APRIL ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNER!

... some tasty greek cuisine for Dave's dog no more than 10 euro ...


As any little saving helps, maybe a bright coloured ball for <€5 might be cheaper but just as effective for the dog, eh Dave :wink: :lol:
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Anthony, the address is:

Áras an Uachtaráin,
Phoenix Park,
Dublin 8

When you send the xmas card, don't forget the cheque.

As for your estimated intinerary costs, do you really think 50 euro will cover a cab? Rip-off Ireland is alive and well. Budget at least double.

If you're bringing in tasty greek cuisine, let me know. I'll visit you in Mountjoy whilst you are sampling the hospitality of the Department of Agriculture... As Paul says though, a brightly coloured ball would suffice admirably :D
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Anthony, the address is:

Áras an Uachtaráin,
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Just tell the big red headed guard at the door that Dave Mc Donald sent you. Something about M15, or was that MI5...

Seanie, didn't you get my entry ?

Well done Michael!
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Dave P - your a tad out of focus there and the vignetting is pretty severe. Colour balance looks out on my monitor and there's a lot of dust motes visible. Not a particularly good image really. But hey, not bad for an ETX70....
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Plus Dave P, there is a huge halo going on around the galaxy - a slight bit of overexposure I think.

Unfortunately, for the competition, I didn't receive your entry in time... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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P.S. On a more 'serious' note, that is some picture. Just look at all the tiny galaxies in the background once you bring it to full size... :shock: Wow! And NASA wants to get rid of Hubble?
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Anthony, the address is:

Áras an Uachtaráin,
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I suspect we have a facility for "guest accomodation" ... longterm accomodation with select company and friends! LOL!

When you send the xmas card, don't forget the cheque.

But does the facility not provide for meals and clothes?

As for your estimated intinerary costs, do you really think 50 euro will cover a cab? Rip-off Ireland is alive and well. Budget at least double.

I guess Irish cabbies have taken lessons from our local cabbies .... you can take the train from the airport into the city for 6-8 euros or you can take a cab and pay at least 30 euros (plus premiums based on the number of pieces of luggage).

If you're bringing in tasty greek cuisine, let me know. I'll visit you in Mountjoy whilst you are sampling the hospitality of the Department of Agriculture... As Paul says though, a brightly coloured ball would suffice admirably :D

Department of Agriculture, huh? Are the meals based on organic food products??? LOL!

By the way, AP swears on a stack of bibles that my unit ships this coming Monday since the rotating adapter (1200RPA) is now back in stock. Let's see?!

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Just tell the big red headed guard at the door that Dave Mc Donald sent you. Something about M15, or was that MI5...

Awesome. ROTFL!

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P.S. On a more 'serious' note, that is some picture. Just look at all the tiny galaxies in the background once you bring it to full size... :shock: Wow! And NASA wants to get rid of Hubble?


Yeah, that's an amazing image. It's NGC 5866 on it's side- edge on. Look at the detail in the dust lanes-just beautiful. Long live hubble!

They just released the image.
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