The eclipse will begin at 8:16pm on the east coast of Australia and will cover half the Moon at 9:39pm before the shadow begins to withdraw. The eclipse will finish about 11pm Sydney time.
Tonight was a pretty good night for NAG with a good turnout of members.
I am adding tonight’s powerpoint presentation to this post for you to download and view at your leisure.
Some of the points reviewed tonight:
:- A technique of using barlow lenses and extension tubes to increase magnification and improve your view of objects with a better eye relief.
:- Brief coverage of the Personal Solar Telescope by Coronada which allows you to view features of the Sun such as prominences , filaments, spicules and of course sunspots…….. without costing you an arm and a leg.
:- View of the Milky Way using an H-alpha filter
:- A sample of objects you can see in the skies over Sydney in the next 4 weeks.
:-Covering the June 3rd fireball seen on Jupiter as well as the reason for the Southern Belt disappearing .
:- Attaching digital cameras to your telescope using adapters……. including iPhone Adapters
Click on the link to download the Powerpoint Presentation NAG Presentation June 22
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We are hoping to have an observing session on the night…… however the weather forecast for tomorrow is not looking good. But there are some signs the weather may improve but this will not be known until Tuesday morning’s forecasts. We will update the website if observing will be held on Tuesday night.
If the NAG observing session is cancelled, we will have an alternate program in place.
Program is as the following.
1. Bring in your telescopes if you need help with resolving any issues or want to learn how to use them better. Bring them in even if the observing session is on .
2. A trick you can use with barlow lenses to improve your view of the night sky. See the rings of Saturn with a 32mm lens and experience good eye relief.
3. Demonstration of connecting digital cameras to telescopes.
4. How to observe the Sun safely and see images like this without spending a fortune
5. We look at some of the interesting objects to see over Sydney in the next 4 weeks
6. We look at the current changes in Jupiter
7. Our Observing sessions for the next 4 weeks.
8. Question and Answer Section. This is where members and visitors can ask questions or make suggestions on anything astronomy or club related.
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