NSAS object of the month – January

28 01 2019

Hi everyone,

There’s still a few days left in the January competition for object of the month – M42 Great Orion Nebula. Please send your article or image to me at bpetschel@gmail.com by Jan 31.

Cheers,
Ben Petschel





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.

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





Observing for Saturday July 7th is ON, Visitors Welcome

6 07 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 7th of July is looking Great, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
The night is going to be very cold, 14° down to 12° by midnight, so bring your warmest cloths.

I will open the gate about 4:30PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178





Solar Observing for Sunday July 1st is ON

30 06 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking good.
Solar observing for this Month is ON.
Come along and join us from 11 AM to 1 PM, for your change to have a look at the Sun.
There will be a variety of telescopes for observing the Sun Spots and Solar Flares.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley





Observing for Saturday June 16th is ON

16 06 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 16th of June is looking Great, therefore the Night is ON.
The night is going to be very cold, 15° down to 10° by midnight, so bring your warmest cloths.

I will open the gate about 4:30PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178





Observing for Saturday June 9th is OFF

9 06 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 9th of June is looking Bad, therefore the Night is OFF.
We will try again next Saturday.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178