SkyWatcher VIP Event – Observatory Grade Mount Launch

Bintel attends the Hunter Valley Star Party!

A Tale of Two Comets – C/2018 W1 Africano & C/2019 2I Borisov

Bintel attends the Macquarie University Open Night

An Inky Black Continent – An Update on Light Pollution in Australia by Marnie Ogg

The Man with the Golden Telescope.

Bintel has developed these tools for the astronomy community to enjoy. The astronomy calculator is a powerful way to simulate equipment combinations and see how they will perform. We also provide and maintain a calendar and map for astronomy events and societies as well as a sky-focussed weather forecast and narrowband colour preview tool for your images.

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We have a number of re-boxed items available at discounted prices. Please visit our store and ask our friendly staff about our ex-display models.

Some models currently available include:

  • Astromaster 130EQ
  • Astromaster 114EQ
  • Celestron OMNI 102 XLT AZ
  • (Prices range from $200-$400)

October : All “the good stuff” is either too low west or east in the early evening for a good imaging session as the winter targets set earlier now and the summer targets get up to the zenith at 4:30am which usually leaves our old faithful circumpolar targets like the Small Magellanic Cloud for ideal imaging this month. The Helix Nebula is still nice and high however. Comet Africano is getting dimmer but still worth photographing early in the month. Mercury is visible after sunset and Jupiter will appear close to the moon on the 4th and 31st.


Download October SkyMap PDF


Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Gemini
The moon is 19 days old


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