The Dark Side of Light

Unfortunately the quality of Betty’s Bay’s night sky has diminished, especially in the last decade. Having a flashing blue LED disturb the serenity and beauty of the night is a worrying factor.

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Hind’s Crimson Star

Hind’s Crimson Star ( R Lepus) is too faint to see with the eye alone but my camera and 400mm lens had picked up its colour – the colour of a dying star.

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Moonlight Fascination

In a world of bright lights we no longer rely on the Moon to guide our daily activities. How often do we forget that it is up there?

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Occultations

June 2014 My excitement about an occultation which was to occur on 10 June 2014 from 19:15 to 20:16 was met by frowns from a few people who most probably thought that I had plans to slay a black cat. … »»