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Toroid of non-uniform density with variable friction and resistance. Earth-bound Space Tourist. He/him/it.

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Joined Twitter 3/12/08


@DanielAndrewsMP 👍🏻 Not before time. Sad and terrible that state governments over the past decade or so haven’t be… https://t.co/RokUwmqxXo @DajanaGuenther I don’t think any real people will have a problem with it, that guy works for a conservative think… https://t.co/mzJLbHuH1DWe can’t expect australians to do trivial tasks that other people all over the world have been doing for decades! https://t.co/NMOeL2JDTIWe're looking to build our space engineering team for ACRUX-2! You’ll be involved in project development incl. sy… https://t.co/pNdgfMbYNV
Retweeted by How good is corruption? 🔭☕️ @kimhawtin Yeah, you start at 11 and then go down to 0.5 too :-) @astro_obrads No worries. It’s in the Brisbane Ranges. @FiPanther Something something algorithms inherit the biases from their creators? ;-)Around 0.5, maybe. But since I'm a little bit above Dutch average height I'm about twice the size of your average A… https://t.co/fCNzhwKc7UI'm working on a 1337 containerisation production that I will call dpcker.
2/24
2020
@astro_obrads Hey, have you climbed Staughton Vale Cliff yet? Stumbled across it yesterday and looks pretty imprsss… https://t.co/WvEI0McEF6 @Astro_yyz We have a few old donated refractors kicking around as well, but we hardly ever pull those out. The dobs… https://t.co/TBEEw2JRut @kattekrab In the foreground is an old quarry called Aerolite, which I guess makes it a pumice quarry in a scoria cone 🌋⛏Wurdi Youang - Exploring around the Brisbane Ranges yesterday,@kattekrab and I found a gravel road with a rather lo… https://t.co/uisVD7T0aS @Astro_yyz You need specific training to operate the C14 and the historical 16" Monash scope. I haven't had any for… https://t.co/dYSRaDgalg @Astro_yyz We've got a handful of dobsonions of varying size (20/25cm) with a few eyepieces each that any member ca… https://t.co/lNkbcUTSeW @Fractal10 @sara_stace Anecdatally, drivers in work vehicles such as utes, and younger male drivers are less likely… https://t.co/WgfkcjfGQT @Astro_yyz But if it’s just you and sister, I don’t think there’ll be a problem to smuggle you in st such an event… https://t.co/NmJTTq4vcg @Astro_yyz Yep, that’s the advantage of membership. Just turn up and play on any members night. That doesn’t apply… https://t.co/qTZFYZIHq7 @Astro_yyz Do you know perchance @JamesTeach? @Astro_yyz Members night is always on a Friday or Saturday. I don’t know if we have any special events planned, but… https://t.co/dnKdrqqrNQ1337 https://t.co/TD88RIJOpW @stilgherrian There is a measure of convenience to some things if they’re all in the same place at the same time. @stilgherrian The BoM one. I checked the bureau app and that has a 10% chance of precip forecast for the hour carro… https://t.co/WBtP8Vyqd8 @stilgherrian I’ve found the Carrot precipitation forecast for Melbourne to be inaccurate at the best of times.
2/23
2020
So. Now what? @twisteddoodles One is the Bubble and the other one the Booger.Went on a sunset walk in the park and bumped into a scientist who is going to glue glowsticks to microbats tonight.… https://t.co/JAVijUFaPl @pjf @moylecroft Which is fine for Coles, but does not mean my local pub should play it.Hey you #CultOfVenus people. https://t.co/na8egwixzyColes Radio. Why does Coles Radio exist? Why would anyone want to listen to those mind numbing ads, let along when not in the shop? @micheloosterhof Commiserations. Remember that Flagstaff is only four hours away. @simonahac @kimb0oo @AustralianLabor @LiberalAus @The_Nationals You know, the imaginary one they keep harping on ab… https://t.co/n4K4nAbpwzI’m glad to report that my daily walks are around 4% faster when I listen to music compared to when I listen to podcasts. @itgrrl @drspacejunk A Utopia Planitia swallow or an Arabia Terra swallow? @ssshocker The wright brothers ruined astrodaguerrotypography. @simonahac @kimb0oo @AustralianLabor @LiberalAus @The_Nationals But what if net zero emissions by 2050 costs 20 cen… https://t.co/8P7Zp4eUoJ
2/22
2020
@El_Lobo_Rayado @CosmicRami Why do you hate Eta Carina, Ángel? ;-)The area of sky in this image is 10 x 15 degrees - about the size that would be covered by your hand if you held it… https://t.co/brdZWCDPD4The faint dark smudges you see across the bottom of the image are lens artefacts, caused by slight distortions in t… https://t.co/lLTyDF7mBa @CosmicRami I think that's M49. Magnitude 8.4, so a pretty bright one and hence big :-)The things that aren't fuzzy are all stars. Normally they would be dots, but because my camera was not tracking rig… https://t.co/skemHWeqRpBelow the center is a short line-up of galaxies. That line-up is called Markarians Chain. Just to the right of tha… https://t.co/WZ2STRhronSpeaking of capturing galaxies with a normal camera and zoom lens - here are a hundred or so for your enjoyment. E… https://t.co/CoCFQRWzEV @ctudball Dub-western. @drspacejunk @CatherineQ I’m stuck at home with 8 kinds of four pillars. @drspacejunk @CatherineQ 👀 @tserong Making quite the spectacles of yourself.
2/21
2020
@DutchSpace @Marco_Langbroek @timmermansr You have to be able to hold it up side down without the hagelslag falling off. 🧈 🧈 🧈 @DutchSpace @Marco_Langbroek @timmermansr More butter, so you can really mash the hagelslag in. @girlgerms Mamak on Lonsdale near Elizabeth is also really nice, and there is a mixed set of various asian things a… https://t.co/5t1xftrXoJThat's 11 x 30 seconds of exposures on a 200m zoom lens at f/4. More than enough to snap galaxies dozens of light y… https://t.co/GrhcdY78hi @girlgerms All trams in the CBD are free, no need to walk much. I can also recommend korean on Victoria Street near… https://t.co/lgQBuAUA8hIf you look closely in the top right corner, you'll spot another few galaxies. The larger of those is a spiral, a l… https://t.co/UBAyh2l9UEBright Centauruseseses! Omega Centauri is the biggest and brighter globular cluster in the sky, about 17,000 ligh… https://t.co/vUojy4VgE7 @stewartsmith Portland, obvs?
2/20
2020
@AstroKatie I had to think long and hard about this - but my answer is Jupiter. Because you need only a relatively… https://t.co/xBOEk2GVFmMoonrise! Making for some lovely lens flares. And so bright off the camera, it actually scared me when the camera… https://t.co/enrjX1E78B @drspacejunk @CosmicRami @dvcotton @Helen_E_MC Australian Venus lander to research what living in Australia in 2050 will be like?
2/19
2020
@SvenDowideit 🙄 @SvenDowideit The Netherlands have been doing it wrong all this time, then. @SvenDowideit You're the second person to assume the capital is where the pollies are, but that need not be the cas… https://t.co/M1aUiZGJku @i386 I *like* fro-yo @developerjack We have winner, then. @developerjack Dubbo?! @CosmicRami CONFESS! @LapTop006 No reason they need to reside at the capital.So now that Sydney is gone, can we agree there is no longer a need for Canberra and make Melbourne the capital? https://t.co/vFy12kTIYJ @IbnulHussaini shall do! @bendechrai The current version was not very happy on the Pi 1. Runs well enough on the multicore Pi3 though. I bou… https://t.co/hxVgLigvfX @IbnulHussaini Not sure yet, I have family stuff on too. @bendechrai I use a Raspberri Pi with kodi. Works nicely with the tv remote and the phone app. @IbnulHussaini There is, deepsky+astrophotography combined with members night on Saturday. @IbnulHussaini 😔😉 Well, throw it in your kit I guess and when we’re both somewhere next you can hand it back. No rush on my part. @IbnulHussaini If you've still got a use for it, hold on to it! @IbnulHussaini I dunno what it was actually, not my gear. Other Peter uses it for occultations. @IbnulHussaini With a camera, sure. Just bump the exposure. Visually, nope. @IbnulHussaini I only just got the video, so it’ll be a while until I’ve got images. @meelijane More big hail maybe. I do remember decent hail trying to get in the house on occasion in the past few summers.Horizontal hail, always nice! #melbweatherOn an unrelated note, everything is sore. https://t.co/RuzlZmL1AG“I’ll just sleep in the car for a few hours” sounds *so* reasonable. @BOM_Vic Could you direct a few storms over the city when I'm on my walk this afternoon, so I can snap some more lightning photos? 😉
2/18
2020
That was at 3:15am - yes, ouch. Luckily I woke up early and did also snap some other targets without interference of Moon and clouds.Toot, toot - Mars coming through! Currently, #Mars is passing in between the #Lagoon and #Trifid nebulae near the… https://t.co/uWYquwk02SOn the up side, did not hit any 🦘 on the way home. @emmajane_net Yep. All overcast now. Packing up and going home.Cloud and wind 😭 Taking as many shots as I can get in before Mars disappears. An extra half hour would’ve been ni… https://t.co/DJrMDI5B5H💥 🙏🏻 https://t.co/UqgKRarb7PWe are not. I suspect the Moon is going to ruin things. On the other hand, there are some clouds drifting in from t… https://t.co/5eSauqF45FAre we there yet?I *think* we’ve got I2 Borisov in the 18” dobsonian - recording video! @kattekrab I’d seen that pop up in my timeline - I don’t know if they’re taking the show on the road. @Astro_yyz @MBObservatory Oh wow, thank you. Yes, you can totally bring your sister and not pay admission. I would’… https://t.co/yC4DjjrH33
2/17
2020
@warkolm I wish to complain about this ebay password reset what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.Minding my own business, re-watching Deadwood, and of course Veronica Mars wanders in on some missing person PI que… https://t.co/969yH0rFRh @TasmanSkies Make them upgrade? @TasmanSkies And that way they can stop asking me whilst I’m fiddling with the telescope ;-)“We come in peace for all humani ... hmm chocolates!” https://t.co/IumP0kqFoL https://t.co/YfxKsPTxsx“Houston, we have a ... uh ... a rose?” https://t.co/FsC8bC0T8j @TasmanSkies Indeed. And the app can ship with the base dataset, it’s not that huge and a phone always has a REALLY wide fov anyway.
2/16
2020

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