What's your name? Introduce yourself to IFAS!

4 years 5 months ago #104513 by delorean
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Hi all, I'm Gerry , new to the forum and new to astronomy .
Got a great gift of a celestron 4se and have spent a few weeks observing the moon and familiarising myself with the sky.
Anyone on here near north Westmeath
Many thanks

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4 years 5 months ago #104514 by RandomPillars
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Hi Gerry- welcome to the forum. Im not near westmeath but im sure there's plenty here who are. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new scope and hobbie!

Sean

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #104543 by Seanie_Morris
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delorean wrote: Hi all, I'm Gerry
Anyone on here near north Westmeath


Hi Gerry,
Welcome to IFAS! You hardly go to observing sessions with the Celestron in the 'back' of the DeLorean, do you? B)

Don't forget, Midlands Astronomy Club ( www.midlandsastronomy.com ) is, kind of, not too far away from you, in Tullamore. We have members from Roscommon and Athlone who make the trip to our events every month. It might suit you now and again to come along, who knows. We're hosting a Perseids StarBQ on Saturday night outside of Tullamore , while our next lecture night will be on Tuesday September 1st. You're welcome to come to either, with no obligation to join, and check us out...

Seanie Morris,
MAC Secretary.

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

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2 years 9 months ago #106582 by coolideas
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Hi guys, always had an interest in astronomy but not the time, getting on a bit now so hopefully getting more time to indulge. I bought a second hand custom made telescope a couple of years ago but the mirrors were poor, well one was broken! Just had the main one redone, wow nor cheap. Now need help in knowing what mirror to get to replace the broken one.

You can find me on Cape Clear Island so not much light pollution here, perfect for star gazing. I look forward to getting started and hopefully posting some pics once I get the hang of things.

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2 years 9 months ago #106583 by Keith g
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Welcome along coolideas, it sounds like you are in a great location ! I sometimes head down south out by the coast to get great views looking southover the sea.

Keith.

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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2 years 9 months ago #106584 by Fermidox
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Welcome, great location alright but I'd imagine even cloudier than the mainland!

Finbarr.

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10 months 4 weeks ago #107584 by skyhawk
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Just joined.

Been into Astronomy as an amateur for too many years

Friend of Patrick Moore



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10 months 4 weeks ago #107586 by Keith g
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Welcome along Skyhawk ! There's many knowledgeable folk here, looking forward to hearing from you.

Keith..

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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10 months 4 weeks ago #107587 by skyhawk
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does anyone post here I have looked most posts are years ols

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10 months 4 weeks ago #107588 by RandomPillars
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Hi Skyhawk,

Welcome to IFAS. Yes, we do still post here. Thanks for the introduction. Where abouts are you based? To get you started off, it might be a good idea to get involved in one of the local groups/clubs.

Feel free to ask any questions and one of us may be able to help.

Welcome again,

Sean

"... quit trying to upset and disturb Dr. Venkman..."

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10 months 4 weeks ago #107589 by skyhawk
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Wales unfortunately, too far

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10 months 4 weeks ago #107592 by RandomPillars
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Oh, apologies, hahaha. I thought by your message you are from wales but moved over here. Well still, if you have any questions or want to get involved in any discussions, work away. Glad to have you aboard. 

Sean

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10 months 3 weeks ago #107598 by susliks1235l
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Какие слова... супер, отличная мысль

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1 month 6 days ago #108049 by dford
Greetings all,

I've always had an interest in astronomy but have only recently decided to take the plunge by purchasing my first scope, a Celestron 127 SLT. I've been doing some observing from my back garden (based in Wicklow Town) over the last couple of weeks. Luckily there have been a few clear nights where I've observed the moon and a number of clusters and double stars. Hoping to make it out to somewhere with less light pollution over the next few weeks. Got my first glimpse of a blurry Andromeda last night and I'm hungry to see more :)

Derek
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1 month 6 days ago #108051 by lunartic
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Hi Derek and welcome.
There is a get together at the Sugarloaf car park on Friday night at 8.  Why not come along and meet some people.
Paul

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

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1 month 5 days ago #108054 by Paul Evans
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Hi Derek and welcome to IFAS. Nice scope you have there and I hope you get pleanty of opportunities to get out and use it! I see the Dublin guys have already invited you up to the Sugarloaf - there's some good skies up that way when the weather plays ball and you should be able to get great advice too!

Enjoy the forum and keep us posted as to how you get on!

Clear skies,

Paul.

IAA Webmaster, IFAS Rep and Past President
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1 month 5 days ago #108055 by dford
Thank you lunartic and Paul,

I might not make this Friday due to work commitments but I will keep a close eye on the forums for the next meet up at the sugarloaf and will certainly keep that free

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1 month 5 days ago #108056 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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dford wrote: Greetings all,

I've always had an interest in astronomy but have only recently decided to take the plunge by purchasing my first scope, a Celestron 127 SLT. I've been doing some observing from my back garden (based in Wicklow Town) over the last couple of weeks. Luckily there have been a few clear nights where I've observed the moon and a number of clusters and double stars. Hoping to make it out to somewhere with less light pollution over the next few weeks. Got my first glimpse of a blurry Andromeda last night and I'm hungry to see more :)

Derek


Hi Derek,  you're very welcome to the IFAS. From personal experience, you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer community. Not only are there extremely knowledgeable people who are only delighted to discuss all things astronomical, but their passion for the astronomy is something else. As mentioned already, the meet-up sessions are great way to get to know the some of the members. 

Wishing you all the best with your new telescope. 

Darren. 
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1 month 5 days ago #108059 by RandomPillars
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Hi Derek,

Welcome aboard and basically everything else Paul, Paul and Darren said!!! Great to have you.

Sean

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