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10 years 8 months ago #71126 by seamus

I have been told very discretely to be careful with a guy named Seanie Morris. Is this true? :P :mrgreen:


Shh he bites. :P :lol:

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10 years 8 months ago #71127 by Ben
Oh!!Burned!!

Why is life so hard??I wonder if its my fault......
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10 years 8 months ago #71137 by seamus
indeed. :P

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10 years 8 months ago #71139 by ayiomamitis
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Oh!!Burned!!

Ben, I am sure you have heard the phrase about the inmates running the asylum. Well, Seanie is a (permanent) inmate and he .... runs .... the ....

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
www.perseus.gr

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10 years 8 months ago #71149 by Seanie_Morris
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I'm a pretty harmless guy really...

*eye twitches*

...once you get to know me...

*twitch*

...and you send me lots of nice things...

*twitch*

...it's not like I actually use the baseball bat somewhat not what it's intended for against people I don' like...

*twitch stops*

:D

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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10 years 8 months ago #71175 by dmolloy
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welcome, Ben and Seamus......by the way, don't believe any of that nonsence from Seanie "I'm a nice guy" rubbish. Jusy look at his Avitar, one moment all smiley and the next..........thats what he's like in real life... :shock:

Declan :D


"I would rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy" 8-)

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10 years 8 months ago #71181 by ayiomamitis
Replied by ayiomamitis on topic What's your name? Introduce yourself to IFAS!

I'm a pretty harmless guy really...

*eye twitches*

...once you get to know me...

*twitch*

...and you send me lots of nice things...

*twitch*

...it's not like I actually use the baseball bat somewhat not what it's intended for against people I don' like...

*twitch stops*

:D

Seanie, thank you SO much for confirming my earlier comments. :P :mrgreen:

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
www.perseus.gr

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10 years 8 months ago #71182 by Ben
heh Seanie probally is a mad yoke but still he's funny

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10 years 8 months ago #71203 by stepryan
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heh Seanie probally is a mad yoke but still he's funny


he's not mad he's canadian ;) .

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10 years 2 months ago #75677 by Derek Davey
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hi everyone,
my name is Derek and im based in sligo town.
i have always had an interest in astronomy and i could spend ages looking up
at all the stars,(its an amazing sight).
so over a year ago i bought a celestron c6-sgt of Carl (nice guy very helpful)
in astronomy ireland, so thats me, its a great hooby and very enjoable.
o ya im trying my hand at astro photography, progrees is slow but i enjoy it


cheers

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #75688 by Frank Ryan
Replied by Frank Ryan on topic What's your name? Introduce yourself to IFAS!
Welcome to the madhouse Derek.
There are a lot of avid astrophotographers here of all types
(and when I say types I mean types of photography ;) )
Sligo eh?
there must be some good observing spots up there?

My Astrophotography
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10 years 2 months ago #75751 by Derek Davey
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thanks for the welcome Barberskum,
ya sligo is pritty good, i av to drive out of towm to get away from the
lights but at least i can get away, i av three sites picked out so if i
want to look at a certain area of the sky i can take my pick and put the
sky glow behind me, how about u, are u in a light polluted area or ar u
under dark skies?

derek.

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10 years 2 months ago #75766 by eansbro
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Hi Derek,

Welcome to the forum.

Sligo has two problems for observing.
Light pollution and more cloud being near the sea. (Mountains that create oragraphic uplift)

I observe to the south of the Curliew Mountains, Co Sligo, which is an excellent dark site.

I know of another astronomer, whom lives in Sligo, whom also comes out this way
for astrophotography.

Cheers

Eamonn A
www.kingslandobservatory.com

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10 years 2 months ago #75773 by Frank Ryan
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Well Derek my back yard view is pretty respectable.
it's facing south with a decent east / west aspect also.
On good nights I can see the Milky Way although faint
so I can't complain.
Perfect for most general astronomy.

SAC then have two great observing sites, one in Boher
which is an elevated, wind shielded, private site SE of limerick.
Most of our sessions are held there and we are very lucky to have
the use of it.

The other site we go to is in the Burren.
(the car park next to the Dolmen)
This site is world class except for a pesky neighbor with a
one billion watt security light (although we have plans to make
him an honorary member of SAC soon! :silly: )
and sometimes the wind.
The site is elevated and has a clear 360 degree horizon but this
can be a real issue when the wind picks up.
See here;
http://www.shannonsideastronomyclub.com/observng_sessions.htm

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10 years 2 months ago #75777 by Delphi91
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Greetings all,

Name is Michael and I'm based in Limerick. I've always been interested in astronomy and astrophotography. I've done some basic stuff from my back garden (relatively limited view), but I've just purchased (well it's on order) an LXD75 SN-8 from Andy in North Downs and hope to get more serious about things in the near future. I'm only down the road from Boher, so I hope to join the SAC on an observing session at the next available opportunity.

Mike.

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10 years 2 months ago #75783 by Frank Ryan
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Hi Michael.
Welcome the the IFAS boards.
I heard about the mix up last week from Dave.
Pity you missed it.
I'm sure Dave (our observing director/guru) has explained to you
that we send out the texts to members only although his mobile
is in the committee section of the SAC site and you would have been more than welcome to come along anyway!
Still
great to see another potential club member buying a scope.

I had that same one for a time and it's a grand bit of kit.
If your living near Boher then you must have some good skies to begin with.

My Astrophotography
Shannonside Astronomy Club __________________________________________
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10 years 2 months ago #75805 by Nephin
Hi Michael and Derek.

Derek, I'm based near Sligo myself. I go to the car park at the foot of Knocknarea to get some dark skies. Where do you observe from?

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10 years 2 months ago #75806 by dave_lillis
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Hi Michael,
Glad to see you here, a pity about missing us at the carpark, that particular night we didnt hang around too much as we were eager to get up on the hill.
Looking forward to seeing you at the club meeting on Wednesday 14th or if we get to the hill on Friday or Saturday.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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10 years 2 months ago #75813 by Derek Davey
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Thanks for the welcome Eamonn A
I didnt realise being near the sea and mountains was adding to
the cloud problem here, and it is bad, ive often seen 2 or 3
weeks go by with nothing to see in the sky.
south of the curliews eh!
im kinda formiliar with some of that area so i can imagine that
it is pritty good against light pollution.

cheers
Derek.

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10 years 2 months ago #75816 by Derek Davey
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hi Barberskum
ya i see what u mean about the site in the burren, your totaly
exposed to the wind, a killer if your taken pictures, other than
that it looks very good.
iv also had an experience with a high power outside light, only last
week i was in a car park that i observe from, i wasnt long ther and
one of those lights came on from a nearby house and lit up the car park
like it was daytime, well that spoiled that night.
but anyway that is what were up against.

derek

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10 years 2 months ago #75817 by Derek Davey
Replied by Derek Davey on topic What's your name? Introduce yourself to IFAS!
Hi Nephin,
i go to knocknarea aswel and also the car park at parks castle
near dromahair, i find this one gives me darker skys as wher in
knocknarea you have the lights from sligo, ballisader and colloney
i was out at knocknarea a for a few nights just before the chritmas
one of those nights ther was sumone else out observing, maybe it was you


cheers
derek

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10 years 2 months ago #75827 by Nephin
Thanks Derek. Never thought of Parkes Castle. Must try that. That probably was me in Knocknarea before Christmas. There was somebody there with a silver car observing too. Maybe you. I couldn't stay long that night. Next time I will call over and say hi.
Pat.

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10 years 2 months ago #75849 by Gareth_OFlaherty
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Hello everyone!
I've been reading the forum for a while, and have recently taken the plunge and joined.
I am a complete newbie to astronomy and over the last couple of weeks I have been navigating the skies with my eyes Version 2.1!!!.
I bought a pair of Celestron 15x70 Binoculars yesterday to look at the seven sisters being occulted (is that the right term?) by the moon, but in my part of Newbridge the sky was cloudy and there was a fog/mist too. Typical!
I hope the weekend is clear.
Anyway, from what I've read everyone seems really nice and helpful on this forum and I hope I can learn from all the experience gathered here.
Thanks.
Gareth.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

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10 years 2 months ago #75850 by dmolloy
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Welcome aboard the boards Gareth. You have started at the right end of the game, by buying some Binoculars. many members both new and old have binoculars. No matter where the future brings you - or if you choose to buy a telescope sometime - you will as many of us do, still have use for your bino's. I have a pair of celestron 15x70's myself and will never part with them.
There are many interesting binocular objects to enjoy such as the andromada galaxy (M31) the orion Nebula (M42) to name but two, so I recommend you have a look at buying a star atlas or download a monthly skymap from skymaps.com - has a list of binocular objects printed on the back

Have a look at where your nearest club is located and make contact.
BTW I am still fairly new to astronomy myself and there are many eminent and experienced folk out there to give advice and answer any other questions you might have) :)

Declan

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10 years 2 months ago #75867 by Gareth_OFlaherty
Replied by Gareth_OFlaherty on topic What's your name? Introduce yourself to IFAS!
Declan,

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of skymap. It's a great resource, especially the list of binocular viewing items.

I think my nearest society is in Tullamore, which isn't too far, so I might look into getting in touch with them.

I'm already researching telescpopes for a possible purchase in a few months time.

All the best.

Gareth.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

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