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Monday 14th November 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Check out this YouTube video explaining the vital weather patterns around Australia. It also mentioned a study based on real data that asked new questions that may enable scientists to improve weather modelling. 

The current modelling suggests better weather for Astronomy early in the new year, but the modelling may not be accurate

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Category: General
Friday 11th November 2022
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By  Greg McCall

ESO Delegates Set the Stage

Exploring the Universe with ESO's Super Telescopes:

The 2022 Allison-Levick Lecture

 

Thursday 1 December 2022, 6pm - 7pm

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Category: General
Sunday 23rd October 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Hi,

I've included an email below (with permission) from Dean Carr who created a PixInsight script that I've been helping test.
(By the way, Dean is a local Sydney person.)

This script is not for the beginner

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Category: Astrophotography
Thursday 20th October 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Is anyone processing JWST images, particularly with our ongoing poor weather preventing decent imaging?

NASA has released a new JWST image on the centre of M16 Eagle Nebula, comparing a small area to a famous HST image.

Read about it (and also watch the embedded video within the page) at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-takes-star-filled-portrait-of-pillars-of-creation

I've

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Category: Astrophotography
Wednesday 28th September 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Note that NSAS has various chat groups available to members. Chat groups provide an opportunity to ask questions or chat on various topics of interest. We currently host the following chat groups.

"General Discussion" - For chats on any topic not covered by other chat groups.

"Astro Tonight"

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Category: General
Wednesday 28th September 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Note that MemberJungle has released a new app V2.0.15 for your mobile or tablet with "Misc bug fixes

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Category: General
Monday 22nd August 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Please note that the MemberJungle support people have told us that the current version of the app is not supported on Android 13. We are releasing a new version soon that will support that version of Android.

Note that Android is the operating system used on mobile phones that are NOT APPLE. I understand that currently, only the Google

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Category: General
Friday 12th August 2022
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By  Greg McCall
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Category: General
Saturday 23rd July 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Check out the images at the following page:

http://www.cwas.org.au/astrofest/awards/2022_AstroFest_DMA.html

Amateur astronomers and photographers from around

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Category: Astrophotography
Thursday 30th June 2022
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By  Greg McCall

I thought I'd post this blog after the final release of a YouTube video series that I've been watching was posted today. The series would be very helpful to someone setting up an imaging computer.

The series by Patriot Astro (linked below) has a few things I would do differently but the workflow, hardware and software

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Category: Astrophotography