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.

#astrophotography #staradventurer #lmc @canonaustralia #astronomy #deepskyimaging #magellanicclouds #tarantulanebula
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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!

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

#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 -

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