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Quote:Hi Nytecam! Thanx. I have always admired your images taken from London. It's unbelievable that you can image more from the City than most people can see visually with very large scopes from dark skies. My skies here in Virsbo are dark but once a year I travel to my apartment in Western Australia where the skies are darker than in Mauna Kea, for example. :-9 BTW, you can read my report from W.A. in the Webb Deep Sky Society magazine #154. I was awarded their annual prize last year! The skies in W.A. are just amazing! /Timo
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Quote:Next time you're in Oz, if Crux is high, try the nearby Circinus Galaxy if you haven't spotted it already. This galaxy is in a sort of Baade's Window amid a dense MW starfield. It's an eyepiece full of heaven.
Cheers, Dana in SA
Quote:Where in Western Australia do you observe? We visited OZ two decades ago eg Perth WA + Perth Obsy, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney to many local astro clubs and my [now late] brother
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As far as the A-3 designation, I'll check first with Alvin.