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Heads up for a celestial event!!!

If you're up early in the coming days, the two brightest "stars" in the pre-dawn sky are actually the planets Venus and Jupiter. An alignment like this where objects in the sky appear close to each other is called a conjunction.

(It doesn't mean the objects are physically close to each other. They just appear that way from Earth.)

There's normally one decent Jupiter/Venus conjunction a year. In 2019 we get two, with the second being in November.

Here's a really rough pic just make with a camera phone.

We're pretty sure a lot of people can do waaaaay better! 😀😀🔭

#conjunction #venus #jupiter #astrophotography #astronomy #skywatchertelescope #iamskywatcher
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We've had a couple of enquires about this. As a heads up - the Lunar Eclipse you might be reading about in the news IS NOT VISIBLE from Australia. 🙁🙁

Will be a ripper of a Full Moon tonight however.
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We see a lot of stunning Milky Way images from members of the Sky-Watcher family using the popular Star Adventurer mount and a DSLR, but here's one of the LMC taken by @danielgangur.photo using a Canon EOS R camera and a Canon 70-200 2.8 lens.

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer kit is a one of the easiest ways to get going in astrophotography and a perfect way to capture large areas of the skies. Just add your DSLR, your current lens and some clear skies!

The LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud) in this image is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and can be seen on the far southern sky as a patch of faint "cloud". It's home to a vast number of interesting objects including globular clusters and rich star forming regions such as the Tarantula Nebula - which is visible in Daniels image.

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Some more of David Moulton's work posted to the Sky-Watcher Australia Facebook group the other day. It's the season for The Orion Nebula (M42) and this is one of the better ones you'll see - over 7 hours of exposure captured using a Sky-Watcher EQ6-R mount. You can see full details below.

Congrats again David!

M42
Ha LRGB integration almost 7hrs taken over several nights
Scope TS130APO
Camera QSI583WS
Mount Skywatcher EQ6R
Guide scope ED80
Software
PHD Guide
DSS
Photoshop
Registar

#iamskywatcher #m42 #orion #orionnebula #astrophotography #nightimages #astronomy #ed80 #universetoday ##qsicamera #registax
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How easy is it to start taking photos of the skies! Here's a pic by Sobrane Simcocky of the beautiful first quarter Moon last night from Sydney's northern beaches captured simply by using a Samsung Galaxy phone held up to the eyepiece of a Sky-Watcher 102mm refractor on a AZ5 mount.

You can get these telescopes from dealers around country including Greg Quicke's Astro Tours -

www.astrotours.net/telescopes
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