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Huge selection of telescopes for sale, binoculars, microscopes, astrophotography cameras and imaging equipment available online. We deliver from Sydney to anywhere Australia-wide including Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and even New Zealand.
Space Weather – September
September : September 1st is when Australia and New Zealand celebrate the start of spring rather than on the equinox as is the case in many other countries, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. The Spring Equinox falls on the 23rd September. Due to the tilt of the Earth as it orbits around the Sun, from them on for the next six months, the southern part of the Earth it pointed towards the Sun. The Spring Equinox is also when almost every place on Earth receives exactly 12 hours of sunlight and the night is 12 hours long.
The Full Moon in September 2021 is on the 21St of September and the planet Neptune is in opposition on the 14th. A tricky object to seek out and see even when its at it closet approach to Earth but its haunting small blue disk worth the effort if you have the right equipment. Saturn and Jupiter are now passed opposition though still bright in the night sky. Next month sees Orion rising earlier in the night and NASA hopefully finally launching the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope)
Lockdowns are continuing across many parts of Australia and the team at BINTEL hope that all our friends in the astronomical and outdoor communities stay safe and healthy.
Name : Mariusz Goralski
Photoname: Natural Narrowband Trifid
Details: The Trifid nebula, aka M20 or NGC 6514 is a popular and bright nebula about 4300 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. This image was an experiment with the aim to use 7nm narrowband filters to create a natural colour looking image. The difference between conventional narrowband imaging (using SII, Ha and OIII filters as RGB), I captured a few hours of subs through a Hydrogen beta CCD filter instead of SII, and combined the narrowband channels in the order Ha, OIII & Hb as RGB. Imaged through a 8″ SCT at f6.3 using a QHY268M camera, for a total exposure time of 9 hours and 5 minutes.
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