Category: My astronomy blog
Send to Kindle(Posted 4 February 2017) If you look closely, you can spot the Moon and Venus (circled). The longer camera exposure while I was moving my mobile phone to take the panorama is most likely responsible for Venus not appearing as a pinpoint image. .
Send to Kindle(Posted 17 January 2017) Given the forecast of 37 degrees celcius for Canberra today, I was up earlier than usual for my morning walk. The above image is a combination of four of my favourite image of the morning. Hopefully the main image captures the glare of an Australian Summers morning just before the […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 16 January 2017) Only a few moderately bright satellites are visible in tonight’s evening Canberra twilight (16 January 2017). You can use the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website to generate customised viewing information for your suburb. The brightest satellite (the International Space Station) is not currently visible from Canberra. The highlight for tonight will be a […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 11 January 2017) I am curious what you can see in the clouds I took a picture of yesterday. To me, a kangaroo immediately leapt to mind. I was somewhat disappointed when that was not captured by my camera. Double disappointment set in when my ‘significant other’ suggested something completely different! My mind recognising […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 14 November 2016) Want ‘bragging rights’ about having a photo of the ‘largest’ Full Moon since 1948? You had better make sure you know when the Moon is closest to the Earth tonight. Get that wrong and you will have to wait until November 2034 to take the picture. With thanks to my […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 9 November 2016) For a comparison between the 2016 Supermoon and 1948 Supermoon (with an Australian perspective), refer to the below image. References: Moon phase times: https://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pacalc.html Conversion calculator – degrees, minutes, seconds to decimal degrees: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/calc/dms_decimal.cfm Closest supermoon since 1948! article: http://earthsky.org/?p=245367 November 14th’s Super-Close Full Moon media release: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/press-releases/november-14-super-close-full-moon/
(Photo) Tiangong 2 Chinese Space Station passes over Canberra, Australia during evening twilight tonight
Send to Kindle(Posted 17 October 2016) Thanks to Heavens-Above.com’s prediction service, I managed to image China’s Tiangong 2 space station passing over Canberra tonight. The relatively small size of the station and the brightness of evening twilight means that the station was difficult to locate. The station will be easier to spot once it becomes […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 11 October 2016) The Iridium flare dazzled Southern Canberra tonight as forecast by the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website.
Send to Kindle(Posted 6 October 2016) Go to this page to download the proper A3 PDF version of the poster.