New Astronomer’s Group

30 03 2019

Members and Non-Members,

The course outline for the upcoming New Astronomer’s Group (Sat 13th April) has been posed on our website. Please register if you would like to attend.

Also, the latest Reflection magazine (March 2019) is available. See the Reflections link in the “Quick Links” section in the right hand pane.

Dave W.





Deadline extension for March OOTM

30 03 2019

Hi everyone,

Due to weather cancelling the first two observing nights in March, we are extending the deadline for the March Object of the Month (M1 Crab Nebula) until Sunday 14th April. If either of the next two observing nights go ahead, that should give you plenty of time to process your images. Looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Cheers,
Ben Petschel





Observing for Saturday March 30th is ON, Visitor Welcome

30 03 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 30th March is looking just Good, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
Ilya will open the gate about 6:30PM, so see you there.

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





Gate Key for the Terrey Hills site for Saturday

28 03 2019

Hi All,

David S and I will be providing Telescopes at a community event in association with Norther Beaches Council.

So I will not be able to open the Gate at 6:30PM.

Is there anyone that lives close to me that I can get the key to for Saturday.

I can drop the key off if local to Beacon Hill.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

PDAngilley
89 Ryan Place
Beacon Hill
2100
02 9939 7319
0448 120 178
pangilley





Re: NSAS – Wow – how did they do that? The Hunter Valley Star Party and the New Astronomers Group course

18 03 2019

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You know – every so often you see a photo and just scratch your head and say “Wow – how did they do that?”

On top of our own clubs imagers where they have produced some stunning images of NGC1365 and M42 (refer Feb 2019 Reflections) there was one other image which I have seen this month which I thought people would be interested to see. Andrew McCarthy recently gained some press for his 150,000 composite photo of the moon in glorious colour Link but in following the links and doing a little googling I came across his other photo of the moon. Its simple, well framed and the light glow is well balanced to show our heavenly partner in just the right way. I hope you enjoy looking at some of his images as I have.

Two other events are coming up shortly one of which is the New Astronomers Group (NAG) course on April 13. If you are interested in attending this once a year opportunity I highly recommend it. It’s how I started and it gave me a great insight to many things. The course is being run at Regis Hall which is where our club meetings are held. We will have observing out on the field that night so it should be a great event. If you would like to register please complete this form and we will see you on the day. There will be BBQ and other food available with more details to follow in the coming weeks. The event starts with registration from 9:30am and will go till approx 8pm at night. Its a great way to get involved quickly. Parking is onsite.

The Hunter Valley Star Party preparations are also going well with a number of tour operators and vineyards working with us to provide discounts or experiences for you to enjoy. A reminder that this event will be a partner friendly event with opportunities for socialization and relaxation as well as supporting observing and the like. The event is scheduled from Thursday 26th Sept till Sunday 29th. This is a members and guests only event and you need to register now please so we can complete our preparations. The Registration form is here. We have also identified some alternative accommodation which might be of interest to some people. It is equally well located to the other hotels being just down the road from the observing site. It is called the Leisure Inn with room rates for approximately $200 per night with $130 p.n. showing on some booking engines. This should be a fabulous weekend away with the new moon being perfectly timed for 6:30pm Saturday night !!

I look forward to seeing you all shortly.

Clear Skies (hopefully this rain will stop soon!)
David Stevenson
Club President





Solar Observing for Sunday March 17th is OFF

16 03 2019

Hi All,

Solar observing for March is OFF.
The forecast is for Heavy cloud cover.

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





Observing for Saturday March 9th is OFF

9 03 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 9th March is looking bad, therefore the Night is OFF.

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