Bathurst Observatory

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Cloudy weather means I am posting an image of The Prawn Nebula, I actually captured a few weeks ago. A few exciting ventures I am working on in the background... More information soon (I hope). 

A few things of note, if you hear about a meteor shower this weekend, it is sadly not for Australia. It is a northern hemisphere event. Enjoy the full moon though! I generally have full moon weekends to myself (the moon is too bright to view much through the telescope).

Don't forget tours are available most Friday and Saturday night or, if I'm available, some midweek tours for groups of 5 or more.
Galaxy NGC 6744 is a bit like our own Milky Way galaxy. It has a central bar, spiral shape and even smaller satellite galaxies (like our own). It is about 30 million light years away from us though. Though galaxies don't seem to ignite as much interest as when I post planets and nebula etc, there is something about this image that just keeps me staring at it!

Quick poll!!! I want to have some images taken at the observatory available for visitors to purchase. What would people like? Postcard sized prints or larger say 8 by 10 sized you could frame?

We have also updated the web page. Have a look and let me know if we have covered everything!
The Lagoon Nebula (M8) is a showpiece of the tours this time of the year. I still have some tour places available for August and will post those dates again soon (as a reminder). 

I am also finalising a luxury accommodation option so visitors can stay on site. It should be available before the end of the year.
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