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Sydney Shop open as normal, but will be closed for the public holiday, Australia Day 26th Jan 2022.
January 2022 Welcome to the New Year! The La Niña weather pattern mentioned last month has well and truly taken hold especially on the East Coast of Australia. Apart from the cooler, wetter conditions associated with it, cloudier conditions have cut into the observing time.
New Moon is the 2nd of January and Full Moon 17th January.
Summer showcases familiar night sky objects such as the Orion Nebula (M 42). Visible as a misty patch even to your eyes alone once you get away from city lights, this shows more detail in even in binoculars.
Big new continues to be Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) which has put on a spectacular show in the western skies just after sunset. At the start of the month, you’ll need a pair of binoculars or a small telescope to view it but it worth the effort. You’ll also see some spectacular images the comet on the BINTEL social media pages.
Name : Richard Wong
Photoname: The Orion Nebula (M 42) and The Running Man (M 43)
Details: Taken from a light polluted Sydney backyard, this image is shows rich star forming regions some 1,300 light years away. The glowing reddish regions are hydrogen gas excited by energy from nearby stars. Richard used a 72mm Sky-Watcher refractor, on a HEQ5 mount with a ZWO ASI533 camera controlled by a ZWO ASIAIR Pro.
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