Tag: Cairns

Webcast of Solar Eclipse a success

November 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I just want to say thanks to my website sponsor Extravision Australia, for making possible today’s total solar eclipse webcast live from Cairns (or to be more specific Clifton Beach which is slightly North of Cairns). I used a iOptron Solar 60 computerized telescope system sold by ExtraVision Australia and streamed my video live to Ustream.tv (using the […]

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Use Google Maps to find out duration of totality for your location for tomorrows solar eclipse

November 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you are lucky enough to be in Far North Queensland tomorrow morning and happen to be in exactly the right area (see below map and you need to be between the blue lines) either by planning or sheer luck, remember that the stars will come out for a few minutes during the […]

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When to look for the eclipse Wednesday morning

November 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 November) This Wednesday (14 November 2012) the Moon will briefly cover the Sun for as seen from Australia. If you are lucky enough to be in Far North Queensland, you will experience a total solar eclipse. For two minutes, the Moon will totally cover the Sun and the stars and planets […]

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I love Cairns! Even the ants look beautiful!

November 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I have been to Cairns four (or is it five years?) running now. I know I have come here to watch a total eclipse BUT everything is so green and beautiful. That even includes the green ants – admittedly when wandering around on flowers. As a complete aside, I did check out the […]

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Cairns sunrise three ‘sleeps’ before total eclipse

November 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

After a restless nights sleep (the air conditioner was too cold and I didn’t feel like looking for the controller – a mistake!), I got up early this morning to see where the Sun rises. This is important given that the partial phase of the eclipse starts when the Sun is just under two degrees […]

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Watch my live total eclipse webcast from Cairns

November 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 10 November 2012) Clear skies willing and thanks to my website sponsor Extravision Australia, I will be webcasting this Wednesday’s Total Solar Eclipse live from Cairns. I will be using the iOptron Solar 60 computerized telescope system sold by ExtraVision Australia as the telescope and filter combination. I will use a webcam […]

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Pinhole viewer for November 2012 Solar Eclipse

November 1, 2012 | By | 5 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 1 November 2012) Want to observe the Wednesday 14 November Solar Eclipse safely but don’t have access to a specialist solar filter for your telescope or binoculars? I have prepared a pinhole solar eclipse viewer which you can freely download and use to indirectly observe the eclipse. Keep in mind that even […]

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Planet and Moon rise/set times updated for 2012

January 3, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Updated planet and Moon rise/set times for Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne for 2012 are now online here: http://nightskyonline.info/?page_id=139

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