Dark Sky observing Sunday 3 February, Central Mangrove

3 02 2019

Hi All,

Would anyone be interested in joining me up on the Central Coast tonight?
I have identified 3 locations that may be suitable to setup a few telescopes in the Darker Sky north of Sydney.
There are 2 locations on Kyola Rd, just north of Kulnura and 1 location on Mangrove Dam Rd.
Location 1, 33° 13’ 32”S, 151° 10’ 10”E, on Kyola Rd, this is 300M South of the Mangrove Dam Rd turnoff.
Location 2, 33° 13’ 32”S, 151° 09’ 55”E, on Kyola Rd, this is 700M South of the Mangrove Dam Rd turnoff.
Location 3, 33° 13’ 09”S, 151° 09’ 49”E, on Mangrove Dam Rd, 850M from Kyola Rd.
My plan is to leave Beacon Hill at about 7:30 PM Tonight.

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





NSAS Object of the Month – January winners and February object

2 02 2019

Hi everyone,

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the January 2019 Object of the Month competition (M42 Great Orion Nebula). The best image is from Kym Haines with an absolutely stunning photo of the nebula (see below). The runner-up images are from Daniel Patos and Phil Angilley with two excellent contributions. The best article is from Greg McCall with many interesting well-researched facts, some beautiful images of the nebula and a fascinating story of how he captured the images. The runner-up article is from Jean-Luc Gaubicher. All will be published in the next Reflections magazine.

The February 2019 Object of the Month is NGC 1365 Great Barred Spiral Galaxy. Please send your images (with a short description of how the image was taken) or articles to me at bpetschel@gmail.com by 28th February.

Cheers,
Ben Petschel

M42 Great Orion Nebula – Kym Haines (Jan 2019)





Observing for Saturday February 2nd is OFF

2 02 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 2nd February has changed for the worst, therefore the Night is OFF.
Unfortunately we do not have the approval to use the site on Sunday night as has been suggested.
We can only use the site on the Approved nights.

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





Observing for Saturday February 2nd is ON, Visitor Welcome

1 02 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 2nd February is looking just OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
I will open the gate about 7:30PM, so see you there.

There will be a lot of Dew, so bring all of your Dew control equipment.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Solar Observing for Sunday January 20th is OFF

19 01 2019

Hi All,

Solar observing for January is OFF.
The forecast is for moderate cloud cover.

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





Standby Observing for Saturday January 12th is ON, Visitor Welcome

11 01 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 12th January is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
I will open the gate about 7:30PM, so see you there.

There will be a lot of Dew, so bring all of your Dew control equipment.

The object of the month for January 2018 is M42 the Great Orion Nebula.
Please send your images and/or articles to Ben at bpetschel @ gmain.com by 31st January at the latest.
If sending a video, please include a few frames as separate images so that they can be published in the magazine.
The winners of each of the best image and best article will receive a bottle of red at the next meeting.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Observing for Saturday January 5th is OFF

4 01 2019

Hi All,

I’m filling in for Phil this week but unfortunately the weather for Saturday night 5th of January is looking BAD. The forecast is for heavy cloud cover from 8.00pm onwards with possible thunderstorms thrown in as well, therefore viewing is OFF.

Regards

Nick Angelini

0417 700 535