Monthly Archives: September 2013

Approaching Brisbane

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HMAS Perth

Alongside in Auckland. The anthem says “God defend New Zealand.” This is how it’s actually done.

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Auckland sky

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Approach to Auckland

NZ again.

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Moon again.

It’s almost painfully bright.

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Trees, shrubs, flowers and suchlike

To the Botanic Gardens again, giving the deck time to dry before I re-seal it. And a lizard:

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Moonshots

We’re still learning how to use the telescope. Actually, we’re just starting to see the lower foothills of thr learning curve. The moon was about 60° above the horizon in the early evening. These were taken by holding my phone … Continue reading

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Japanese Garden

There’s a lizard hiding in this picture.

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Telescope

This is why we went to Toowoomba. 305mm aperture, 1524mm focal length. Assembled, collimated and ready for dark. Hope it doesn’t rain.

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Off on an Adventure

It’s 120kms to Toowoomba, we’ve got four bottles of water, a full tank of gas, it’s beautiful day and we’re wearing shades….

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