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tony4563

Just got back from Oz...

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Always amazes me when I see Orion upside down in the night sky.

Thought I'd post a quick image I took for others to see how it looks

K1600_DSC01107.JPG

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5 minutes ago, tony4563 said:

Always amazes me when I see Orion upside down in the night sky.

Thought I'd post a quick image I took for others to see how it looks

K1600_DSC01107.JPG

 

 

That's because" you are down under" ?

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Cool!

I was out in a boat at night in clear skies on the Barrier Reef ... 16yrs ago before I was keen on astronomy. What I'd give to see the LMC and SMC now, and drive my dob across those skies :rolleyes:!!!

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1 hour ago, tony4563 said:

Always amazes me when I see Orion upside down in the night sky.

Thought I'd post a quick image I took for others to see how it looks

K1600_DSC01107.JPG

Not as much difference as you might expect.  :icon_biggrin:

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Having lived there for a long time then returning to the UK, I know just what you mean. Orion looked odd to me too! I guess we can be assured that the Earth is indeed round. 

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On ‎18‎/‎01‎/‎2017 at 19:38, niallk said:

Cool!

I was out in a boat at night in clear skies on the Barrier Reef ... 16yrs ago before I was keen on astronomy. What I'd give to see the LMC and SMC now, and drive my dob across those skies :rolleyes:!!!

think yourself lucky...Scott moved to the U.K. then got into astronomy!

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It had never crossed my mind that it would be the opposite way up....or is it down ? :happy8:

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It took me about a week to find my way around familar constellations when I went there 11 years ago.

Took my decent binoculars with me 8-)

 

 

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Digging back through my old photos - Orion Australia and UK

orion constellation Australia and UK.jpg

You'll note that both are cloudy! :)

 

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We got back to UK from Victoria on the 18th. Had a great time and a very warm welcome for the group at the Mount Burnett Observatory. Had an interesting discussion with the MBO guys, who insisted that the sword and belt of Orion form the handle and pot of a saucepan when it's the Aussie way up!

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It must have been quite an headache for you Geoff having to observe while standing on your head  under an Oz sky.

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27 minutes ago, Merlin said:

It must have been quite an headache for you Geoff having to observe while standing on your head  under an Oz sky.

:happy8: Thankfully, most of the telescopes at MBO show an inverted image! I've attached a crop of a shot taken with my smartphone (8 sec, ISO 800) from outside the cottage we rented for our stay over there.

OzOrion.jpg

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