VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
This very first VicSouth was organised at short notice so the astronomers were vastly outnumbered by the Lodge's other guests. Nonetheless, the few of us who did get there were very pleased with the venue and its dark skies, so we decided immediately to (1) make VicSouth an annual event in future, and (2) take over the entire Lodge for each VicSouth and make it even darker on the outside.
The entrance to Little Desert Nature Lodge.
Setting up on the Lodge lawn on Friday evening.
Crux (upside down) at about 11pm on Saturday night. Canon Powershot A40 on
second exposure, approximately equivalent to the naked-eye view. Centre of
Crux is only ~7 degrees above the horizon!
One of the locals ignoring a telescope... :-)
The campground on Sunday afternoon.
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