the Lodge

VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party


last updated 2014 Mar 30

flowers Flowers near Whimpey's Waterhole.

waterhole Looking across Whimpey's Waterhole towards the Lodge.

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) only gets to ~11 degrees above VicSouth's northern horizon. 60 second exposure.

canopus and LMC The Large Magellanic Cloud and Canopus. 60 second exposure, with the same lens as the Andromeda photo above.

The southern Milky Way is circumpolar at VicSouth, but it sometimes gets obscured by (faint) auroral activity. 60 second exposures.

venus and milky way panorama Venus (and Zodiacal Light) against a Milky Way panorama from Aquila to Carina. 120 second exposures.

The International Space Station does a twilight flyover.

arapiles wave erosion Mt Arapiles used to be an island in the sea that formerly filled the Murray Basin. The waves from that vanished sea eroded and undercut the Arapiles cliffs, creating rock benches, wave-smoothed hollows and stacks like the ones shown in this panorama.

cross bedding Large low-angle cross bedding in the coarse Mt Arapiles sandstones.

Venus Trifid and Lagoon nebulae Venus with the Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae. 30 second exposure.

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