Amateurish AstronomyPosted by cafuego on Thursday 26 January 2012.
... in which I log my astronomickal adventures around linux.conf.au in Ballaarat. Verily.
Monday 16 January 2012
On monday evening I was invited to a property about an hour north of Ballarat to do some observing from a hill-top in an area without (much) light pollution. The evening was perfect and much was to be seen even without any optical augmentation. M45, the milky way, the coal sack & magellanic clouds were perfectly visible with the naked eye. Sadly the southern cross was pretty low on the horizon.