Stargazing FNQ style …. cloudy!

January 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
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15 January 2014 I am up in FNQ (Far North Queensland) for a weeks holiday.

Sunrise at Canberra airport 15 January 2014. Photo (c) Paul Floyd 2014

Sunrise at Canberra airport 15 January 2014. Photo (c) Paul Floyd 2014

Given it is the wet season, there is very little chance of seeing anything in the sky – apart from cloud and rain. It is a really nice time to be here – given how green everything is compared to Canberra at present. Nothing beats swimming in a warm swimming pool with cool rain pouring down.

A 'selfie' at Holloways Beach, Far North Queensland. (c) Paul Floyd 2014

A ‘selfie’ at Holloways Beach, Far North Queensland. (c) Paul Floyd 2014

I did attempt one set of night time photographs – which turned out reasonably well once I worked out why the camera wasn’t doing what it was supposed to be doing. It helps if you take the lens cap off! 🙂

Moonlit cloud above Holloways Beach, Far North Queensland. (c) Paul Floyd 2014

Moonlit cloud above Holloways Beach, Far North Queensland. (c) Paul Floyd 2014

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This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.