Mt Stromlo by full moon

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As part of science this week, there was an amateur astronomer's night up Mt Stromlo last night.  So we drove up the denuded hills (I still miss the Canberra pine forests :( ) and met up with Natalie and Andrew.

And proceeded to get third-degree moon-burn!  Seriously who the @#% decided to have an astronomy night on the night of a full moon !?!?  The astronomers didn't know but were equally dismayed.

Still, it was a bit of fun, if very cold.  Got a spectacular view of Jupiter, Europa, Io, Ganymede and Callisto, and nearly blinded ourselves looking at the moon.  Didn't look at too much else.. spent most of my time playing with some long exposures of the observatory buildings...

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

It was really sad seeing the building that was burnt out by the 2003 bushfires..
Mt Stromlo by moonlight

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

You can just barely see the Southern Cross in this resized version..

Mt Stromlo by moonlight

On the way down the hill we stopped so I could take some Canberra by nights shots..

Canberra by night

Apparently they'll be there next week too... maybe we'll drag the parents up there...

1 Comments

Kevin Spencer said:

I love those photos. Nicely done.

August 18, 2008 11:05 AM

   

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