Astronomy

Magpie, raising sky

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“According to the Mandalbingu people, a long time ago the sky was very close to the Earth and it was dark. Everyone had to crawl about the earth in darkness. The intelligent magpies decided that if they worked together they could raise the sky upwards to create more room for all. They did this by […]

Astronomy

Moon gazing and the spaces between

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An evening late for the super moon (being a mother does not pause for a super moon), I wrestled the telescope out under a clear Spring night sky and managed a few shots and some video with my DSLR mounted to the telescope. I am too aware that I could muck about with stacking to improve these, and […]

Astronomy

One small step for astrophotography

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I recently unpacked my telescope for the recent lunar eclipse: The sweet sight of a lunar #eclipse from #McLarenVale in a perfectly clear night autumn sky filled with stars. pic.twitter.com/3JmQPbSTDt — Angela Brown (@angela_brown) April 15, 2014           and had been to a planetarium movie with my daughter. That was me enchanted […]