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Queensland Astrofest 2018

 

Queensland Astrofest 2018 was held at Lions Camp Duckadang near Linville, between Friday, 3rd August and Sunday, 12th August 2018.

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EQ6 Pier

A private donor has offerred a locally made in Brisbane by C&G. Brand new, pier to suit EQ6 mount, hollow 900Lx140 (diam) aluminium tube ready to fill with sand; plus shaped ragbolt cage for reinforcing the concrete foundation (concrete not supplied). Height of pier including EQ6 mounting plate is 97cms.        
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EQ6 Pier

2 x QHY5R-II Guiders/Planetary imagers

  Gama Electronics have donated 2 x QHY5R-II Guiders/Planetary imagers valued at $ 150 each.   QHY5R-II is a 0.4mega ultra high sensitivity entry level guide/planetary camera. This camera is color with a very high 16.5V/lux*sec sensitivity.Such high value is due to it's 5.6um*5.6um pixel size and the high QE. It is a high ...
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2 x QHY5R-II Guiders/Planetary imagers

Starlight Instruments Gift Certificate

Starlight Instruments have donated a $ 200 gift certificate towards any of their products.  
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SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

AstroAnarchy have donated a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Ultimate Kit, valued at $ 575! It is user-friendly and provides various combinations to satisfy all you needs for wide field astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a precise, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control (using ...
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SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Skywatcher Evoguide

Skywatcher have donated an EVOGUIDE ED50   Sky-Watcher’s new 50mm ED Guidescope with ED lenses and low dispersion 50mm diameter.   The 31.8mm ring focuser allows you to use the Evoguide ED50 both as a finder and as a guide telescope, in fact it is equipped with a T2 thread to allow the attachment ...
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Skywatcher Evoguide

2 x SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari have donated 2 x SkySafari 6 Pro for iOS valued at $ 39.99 each. SkySafari 6 Pro includes over 100 million stars, 3 million galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and 750,000 solar system objects; including every comet and asteroid ever discovered. Plus, state of the art mobile telescope control.   https://www.skysafariastronomy.com/
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2 x SkySafari 6 Pro

Nexus DSC

AstroDevices have donated a Nexus DSC.   Nexus DSC is an advanced digital setting circles computer for your telescope that packs all the latest technologies into a device designed for your telescope. Using the advantages of WiFi, the Nexus DSC allows for the seamless interfacing of your telescope to the most popular planetarium software running ...
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Nexus DSC

3 x Baader Eyepieces

ExtraVision Australia have donated 3 Baader eyepieces: 1 x Baader Hyperian 10mm eyepiece – $ 215 1 x Baader Hyperian 17mm eyepiece – $ 215 1 x Baader 8-24 Zoom eyepiece –  $425   Baader Planetarium has worked hard to give the Hyperions the world's finest optical coatings, superb mechanics, and their unique multifunctional ...
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3 x Baader Eyepieces

Accessories

ExtraVision Australia have donated yet more accessories: 1 x Baader Skysurfer III red dot – $38 2 x Waterproof accessory case – $48 each 1 x Universal mobile phone adaptor – $129   The Sky Surfer III offers several advantages over the typical low-cost red dot finders. The extra-large 30mm optical aperture, and improved ...
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Accessories

APM 7×50 ED binoculars

ExtraVision Australia have donated a pair of APM 7×50 ED Binoculars valued at $ 695 each!   If you are looking for a pair of binoculars for most any situation, look no further than the 7 x 50 ED APO model from the APM Telescopes Magnesium Series. With front objectives of 50 mm and ...
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APM 7x50 ED binoculars

ZWO ASI1600MM pro cooled camera

BinTel have donated a ZWO ASI1600MM pro cooled camera valued at $1899 RRP.   ZWO’s ASI1600MM Pro – a purpose-built, cooled astronomy camera with a big 16MP CMOS sensor. A giant leap forward for amateur astronomers. Now incorporating on-board 256MB DDR memory buffer. 16 Mega Pixel (4656 x 3520 resolution) 21.9mm across the diagonal 3.8 ...
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ZWO ASI1600MM pro cooled camera

Celestial Buddies Plush Planets

AstroAnarchy have donated a set of Celestial Buddies (plush planets), valued at $ 235! Included are: Saturn Neptune Jupiter Mars Venus Mercury    
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Celestial Buddies Plush Planets

2 x Starry Night Pro

SkySafari have donated 2 x Starry Night Pro valued at $ 149.95 each. Starry Night Pro Plus 7 makes it easier than ever to access professional grade features and databases, and control your telescope. Engineered for precision, designed for research, and continually evolving for the astronomer who expects the very best in-class planetarium experience. ...
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2 x Starry Night Pro

Skywatcher Wifi Adapter

Skywatcher have donated a WI-FI ADAPTER   Give your Sky-Watcher GOTO mount WiFi capability with the plug-in Wifi Adapter. Connect the mount to the SynScan App using the adapter.  Also works with SkySafari Software (Sky Safari 6 Plus & Sky Safari 6 Pro). The SynScan Point and Go feature simplifies the GOTO process. Simply point your phone ...
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Skywatcher Wifi Adapter

2 x Starry Night Pro Plus

SkySafari have donated 2 x Starry Night Pro Plus valued at $ 249.95 each. Starry Night Pro Plus 7 makes it easier than ever to access professional grade features and databases, and control your telescope. Engineered for precision, designed for research, and continually evolving for the astronomer who expects the very best in-class planetarium ...
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2 x Starry Night Pro Plus

Skywatcher Eyepiece Kit

Skywatcher have donated a ULTRA-WIDE 82° EYEPIECE KIT   3 Piece Kit: 7mm (1.25″ Barrel), 15mm (1.25″), 23mm (2″) 82° Ultra-Wide Field of View Long Comfortable Eye Relief Multi-Layered Anti-Reflection Coating Soft Rubber Eyecups for Comfortable Viewing Comes with Storage Case Covered by 5 Year Australian Limited Warranty http://skywatcheraustralia.com.au/product/ultra-wide-82-degree-eyepiece-kit/
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Skywatcher Eyepiece Kit

Tracking Platform

Amateur Telescope Makers Qld have donated a tracking platform.        
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Weekend 1 – Jonti Horner

Jonti first became interested in astronomy at the age of five, after seeing the BBC TV programme ‘The Sky at Night’, and soon became an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. He joined his local astronomical society in the UK, WYAS (the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society) at the age of eight, and is currently honoured to serve as ...
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Weekend 1 - Jonti Horner

Weekend 2 – Serge Antonov of Astro Devices

Serge has had a passion for astronomy ever since he was in high school, but it wasn’t until later in life that he got the time to focus more on it.It was in 2006 when Serge was trying to find a DSC for his scope that he realised there was nothing on the market that ...
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Weekend 2 - Serge Antonov of Astro Devices