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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4497

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Hi all, I am a member of the Mackay tropicalstargazers group and now a member here as well. I suppose my intrest in my interest in astronomy started when I was 8 years old. My father woke me early one morning to see this glowing streak of light, Comet Ikeya–Seki c/1965. I have been waiting for another equal comet ever since. I have been fortunate to see many of the bright comets visible from the southern hemisphere since, the best being comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2. My main telescope since 1985 has been an 8 inch f6 portable pier mounted newtonian reflector made by cave optical . I have also recently purchased a skywatcher 10" f4.7 dob and have fitted tube rings and a custom bar so I can mount it to the cave portable pier. This is a work in progress but apart from some balance issues it is quite usable. I enjoy astrophotography and try to veiw all astronomical events.
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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4499

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Hi Rick, Good to see you here. We have a number of budding AP merchants here though I think Rex is our resident expert. Please enjoy the site.
Cheers

Dave
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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4500

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Hey Rick welcome to our club, what part of Mackay, I was born there a few years ago, well maybe more than a few years ago.

Al
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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4501

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Thanks Al, I live at Bucasia in the northern beaches, been there about 16 years. From S.A before that.

Rick
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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4502

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Beautiful spot we used to holiday at Eimeo every year when I was a kid, can you still walk across the creek at low tide from Eimeo to Bucasia.

Al
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Hi from Mackay 6 years 1 month ago #4503

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Yea, We used to walk across to the Emio pub, but you could only have a few quick beers before the tide came back in. You wouldn't recognise the place now, lots of new houses and even a high school.

Rick
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