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Stuart Jackson 2004

  
 Astrophotos - Wellington Mills 1999 

Here are some of my photos of a long weekend spent at Wellington Mills, east of Bunbury in January 1999. The weekend was a starparty hosted by the Astronomy Society of the South-West, with members of the Murdoch Astronomical Group invited to attend.

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transpixel Looking south over the trees. You can see the pointers (Alpha and Beta Centaurus) rising through the trees. The coalsack stands out, as do the dust clouds through Carina. 
The red lights at the bottom are peoples night torches. You can just make out the silloute of my 8" dob in the foreground. transpixel
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transpixel Orion passing behind a telegraph pole. You can see all the fungus and stuff on the pole. transpixel
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transpixel A really beautiful picture of the South Celestial Pole. You can see the Small Magellanic Cloud at the top, with the Large Cloud to the left. The dust clouds of Carina are at the bottom. transpixel
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Looking south over the trees. You can see the pointers (Alpha and Beta Centaurus) rising through the trees. The coalsack stands out, as do the dust clouds through Carina.
The red lights at the bottom are peoples night torches. You can just make out the silloute of my 8" dob in the foreground.
Orion passing behind a telegraph pole. You can see all the fungus and stuff on the pole.
A really beautiful picture of the South Celestial Pole. You can see the Small Magellanic Cloud at the top, with the Large Cloud to the left. The dust clouds of Carina are at the bottom.
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Star Trail to the south-east.
Star Trail to the south-east.
Photo looking south over the people observing.
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transpixel Hurried photo of Orion and Sirius, I think I was trying to catch a satellite at the time. transpixel
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transpixel Another beautiful shot of the south celestial pole with the large and small magellanic clouds. transpixel
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transpixel A shot of Orion which was going to be a nice star trial until the shutter release cable malfunctioned... transpixel
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Hurried photo of Orion and Sirius, I think I was trying to catch a satellite at the time.
Another beautiful shot of the south celestial pole with the large and small magellanic clouds.
A shot of Orion which was going to be a nice star trial until the shutter release cable malfunctioned...
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transpixel The beehive cluster in Cancer, with the twins of Gemini (Castor and Pollux) to the left. transpixel
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The beehive cluster in Cancer, with the twins of Gemini (Castor and Pollux) to the left.
The twins of Gemini rising over the trees.
The sickle of Leo rising in the East.
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transpixel I'm not sure what happened with this photo but the trails get narrower as the photos goes on... maybe it was the dew or something... anyway it makes a nice photo. transpixel
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The glorious dust clouds of Carina in the South.
A nice close-up of Orion.
I'm not sure what happened with this photo but the trails get narrower as the photos goes on... maybe it was the dew or something... anyway it makes a nice photo.

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