NSAS General Meeting for March; special speaker

9 03 2019

The NSAS General Meeting for March will be on Tuesday the 19th March at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speaker this month is our own Kym Haines, who will be speaking on astrophotography. Details below.
Title: An introduction to astrophotography with a DSLR
Description: While it is easy to spend a lot of money on astrophotography, good results can be achieved with just a DSLR (digital SLR camera) on a tripod; and more can be done by combining a DSLR with an existing telescope.

We will keep the new meeting format. Just a short meeting starting at 7:30 to discuss NSAS matters, then straight into our guest speaker’s presentation. This will be followed by tea and coffee where you can socialise (and talk astronomy) with our guest speaker and other members.

As usual, visitors are most welcome!

David Wallace

Feb 2019 Object of the month winners

3 03 2019

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce the winners of the February 2019 Object of the Month competition (NGC 1365 Great Barred Spiral Galaxy). The best image is from Chris Vaughan and is attached below. The image runner ups are Greg McCall, David Stevenson and Phil Angilley. The article winner is Greg McCall. Great work all! Everything will be published in the next issue of Reflections.

Now for March onwards, we’ll be announcing targets 3 months in advance to give everyone more of a chance to capture the target and more time to process their images, and so that there is a range of difficulties of targets available. You can submit your articles any time between the announcement of the targets and the month specified.

The targets for the next 3 months are:
•March 2019: M1 Crab Nebula
•April 2019: NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (globular cluster)
•May 2019: NGC 5128 Centaurus A (galaxy)

Please send your images (with a short description of how it was taken) or articles to me at bpetschel@gmail.com.

Ben Petschel


NGC 1365 (Great Barred Spiral Galaxy) – Chris Vaughan, Feb 2019

Observing for Saturday March 2nd is OFF

1 03 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 2nd March is looking bad, therefore the Night is OFF.

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