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VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party

2007

Download Leon Geljon's video slideshow of his VicSouth 2007 trip (79MB wmv).


Three clear nights for VicSouth 2007. And Thursday night was clear too. And the daytime weather wasn't bad either...although many of us slept through it!



*Dario does a dust-on-mirrors check of his big one.


*Scorpius and Jupiter in the Thursday night twilight. Canon Powershot A530 on tripod, 15 second exposure. Click here for full size image.


*Orion rising on Thursday evening. Canon Powershot A530 on tripod, 15 second exposure. Click here for full size image.


*Taurus and the Pleiades rise over the main observing area on Friday evening.


*Crux and Carina above the trees, early Saturday morning. And the only nocturnal cloud seen all weekend! Canon Powershot A530 on tripod, 15 second exposure. Click here for full size image.


*Nina and Leon observing the sun with the aid of a heliostat and....


*...a Coronado hydrogen-alpha solar telescope on a tripod.


*Petra won the Sky and Space subscription door prize.


*Emma's big one.


*Lyn's not-quite-so-big one.


Too shy to wear their name tags?


*Getting ready for another night...


*Ray revealed a pile of gadgetry and Blair just couldn't resist... :-)


*General view of the observing area. Click here for full size image.


*Saturday twilight mosaic. Canon Powershot A530 on tripod, 15 second exposures. Click here for full size image.


*Mt Arapiles from Mitre Rock.


*Tiny wildflowers on Mt Arapiles.


*View from the east summit of Mt Arapiles, from north around to the Grampians. Click here for the (very wide) full size mosaic (4MB).


*Bandicoot tracks in the sand.



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