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

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:shock: really, it's still swollen ??

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Well that has to be yet another first for this site Frank. :lol:
Are you sure a swarm of insects aren't going to go all alien on you with it.
I got one bite on my arm, hardly notable, lucky me!.


Ahh shur all you can do is laugh right?
Who said astronomy was boring and unfunny?

Bites?
I'm covered with them. :evil:
I think a few of the buggers hitched a ride home in my suitcase!

Seriously though, I was reading on a few separate websites that
there a a good few nasties awaiting us astronomers in Russia.
One particular nasty tic that lives in scrubs near water can cause untold heartache.
(shrubs - near water - ringing any bells?)

Be careful people.
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I founded that small Irish football in my car,if you need it just came over my place in Athens to get it.


Bring that rugby ball to Novo with you!
We will teach ye how to pass the ball Munster Style!

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It's good for passing away the hours!
(just not near the telescopes!!!!) :wink:
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oh dear god !!!, didn't we dodge this disaster only by a few days, imagine if this happened last week !!!
www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/200...1/1215725793482.html
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Here are some star trails and other pics from Greece.

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sunset as we arrive in Athens.

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45 minute star trail exposure of the polar area. The film seems to have a bias towards the red and is abit dim for this lens. I'll use iso400 next time.
The high res BMP of this image is something else. !!

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highly zoomed in area of the same image. jpeg compression seems to have giggled the star trails.

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The moon, Mars, Regulus and Saturn from Parnon.

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The moon + forest fire smoke!

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Scorpius star trails rising.

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Scopes

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more scopes

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more scopes again

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A canal we cross on the way to Parnon.
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Very good pics, Dave!

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Nice pics Dave.
Were they from the film camera?
They came out very good.
But Jpg compression is death for startrail shots alright.
One of them I note a red light making a trail.
Was this you searching for the camera?
It actually adds something to the shot if so!
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Thanks for the kind words lads.
Frank, the polar star trails are from the film camera, the scorpius one is from the 300D.
Given the brightness of the sky there, I reckon 2 or 3 hour + exposures are feasible at that site. Next time !!
The red light was indeed me looking for the tripod.
Believe it or not, it took me 10 minutes+ to find the tripod after I left it alone at one stage, it was that dark there. !!
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Nice to see your images Dave.

What's with the red light waving around the place - were you on the beer or something?? :wink:
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Image of Moon, Mars, Saturn and Regulus over observing site:

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Thats a great shot Mike.
Brings back the memories!
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Thats a great shot Mike.
Brings back the memories!


Lads, I have good news!
Speaking about memories, Nick Tremoulis made a lovely DVD with scenes from the Parnon July starparty. Yesterday we had a gathering at Nick's place and we all enjoyed it.
Wow!!! It 's fantastic!
I have 4 copies for you, and one copy for John Murphy! Hi John!
I think it is best to give the copies to you in Novosibirsk, rather than sending it by post mail. OK?
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Vagelis this is great!
Thanks so much and thanks to the filmaker!
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Many thanks Vagelis,
Now I can show Dawn why we travelled there. :)
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Thanks Vagelis.
Looking forward to seeing it.
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:) Hi,I am happy to meet again in Novosibirsk.Just dont bring any Irish clouds with.
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And we thought you liked them! :)
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Guys, great news about Nick's DVD's please pass on our thanks and best wishes to Nick. He really is a great guy. Anyone who can squeez a decent sized scope, camping equipment and a toddler into a smart car is one 'smart' guy!:)
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Hi
John, Michael, Frank, Dave & Dave,
anyone seen Nick's DVD yet?

James K, everything OK for August 27?
Seanie?

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Yes!
It's very good!
John, did you get your copy yet?

Thanks a million again to the Greeks!!!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Open Invitation to EAE Summer Star Parties-Mt P

I forgot to come back on this, the video is great, it shows the area well, very entertaining, many thanks.
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Hi Vagelis, After seeing all the wonderful pics the guys took at Mount Parnon i really can't wait to go. I can't beieve it's only a week away (nearly!) B)
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It's a great video! Very funny! :) Please pass on our thanks!
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