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Saturday 1st April 2017 - Deep Sky Observing

Postponed from 25th March to 1st April due to poor weather forecast.

Dear enthusiastic Deep-Sky Observers,

Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan Star Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae? Then please join myself and the greatly knowledgeable Lachlan Wiltshire for a monthly night of Deep-Sky Observing!  Each night will run late when the sky turns black, allowing every dedicated astronomer to perceive the vastly expansive universe in a fabulous, cooperative environment. Every amateur astronomer - no matter what their prior skill level may be - is greatly encouraged to come down to the Mount Burnett Observatory for a night of enjoyment and education.  The great 18-inch 'The Borg' Dobsonian telescope will be commandeered by yours truly during the evening for some amazing viewing! Not only that, but we also facilitate Astrophotography with the guidance of Roslyn Gupta and experience of various members!

Additionally, the Deep-Sky Observational team has also been granted access to the fantastic robotic telescope network LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network) for high-detailed robotic Astrophotography. Thus, we can conduct research and obtain fantastic photographs of Deep-Sky objects rain, hail or shine.

If you are interested, please e-mail or SMS your name preferred contact details to:

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Mobile: 0449 769 666

Remember, the dastard weather and atmospheric conditions can swiftly change affecting scheduled nights. Thus why contact details are necessary for such rapid changes. Lastly, do not hesitate to bring along your own telescope! We love seeing new people interested in Astronomy and all of its wonders, so make us two happy men and come for the grand experience...

Deep sky will all commence at approximately nine o'clock and onward (9:00pm ~ 12:00pm) unless specified.

Important: We ask kindly that only red light is used whilst on the observing field and that vehicles are parked along the fence in the driveway, facing north towards the exit.

Thank you all sincerely,
Braeden Borg


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.