NSAS – Hunter Valley Star Party

14 12 2018

NSAS is proud to announce the Hunter Valley Star Party is now up and confirmed for Thursday 26th Sept to Sunday 29th September 2019.
Details have been added to the NSAS Website Home Page.





Solar Observing for Sunday December 16th is OFF

14 12 2018

Hi All,

Solar observing for December is OFF.
The forecast is for heavy cloud cover and showers.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS
02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Geminids Meteor Shower Observing for Saturday December 15th is OFF

14 12 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Morning the 15th of December is looking BAD, heavy cloud, therefore the Viewing is OFF.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Observing for Saturday December 8th is ON, Members only

7 12 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 8th of December is looking OK, some Late cloud, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members only night, so I hope to see some new faces.
I will open the gate about 7:30PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





NSAS – Object of the Month

6 12 2018

Hi everyone,

One of the things you will see more of in the coming months is the Object of the Month. This will usually be an item of interest in the night sky which is prominent that month or deserving of special mention and if you are interested then you might google it and research it or maybe take a photo of it. Your blog / photo / commentary or article can be sent to me Ben Petschel (bpetschel@gmail.com) or here at nsas@nsas.org.au and there will be prize of a bottle of red for the best article about the comet and the best photograph of the comet, to be presented at the February general meeting. Your articles and photos will be published on the Website. Please send your articles and photos through by December 31st.

The object of the month for December is Comet 46P / Wirtanen.  The best days for viewing this are next week.

Ben Petschel
Object of the Month Coordinator




Object of the Month

3 12 2018

We are starting a object of the month.

The December object is Comet 46P / Wittanen. Details on this can be found on our Observing page.

Phil captured the following image of it using a Meade LX200 8”, 42mm eyepiece, 47 times magnification. Using an ATIK Infinity Camera, at prime focus, with a 6.3 Focal length reducer, the image consists of 8 x 20 second frames stacked.

46P-1 02122018

Comet 46P / Wirtanen by Phil Angilley 01/12/2018