Thursday, June 7, 2012


G’day Fellow Earthlings,
Yesterday I dodged flooded roads, closed bridges and fallen trees to head out to Coongulla where I was momentarily transported into another ‘Time and Relative Dimension in Space’, (TARDIS), in John’s observatory.



JG had the machine set to track the sun for the day and periodically he checked the images for the progress of Venus. 


In between planet and star spotting we ingulged in some bird watching. This is always a delight at John and Marg's and among the sightings we ticked Sea Eagle, Whistling Kite, Shellduck, Darter, Bowerbird, White-plumed Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Fan-tailed Cuckoo and heaps more.

Oh yeah ... back to the subject. You can see in the above image that John has his camera attached to the back of the main telescope and throughout the day he took some shots of the once in every hundred plus year event. In the image he has sent me, Venus is clearly visible as are some sunspots.

Thanks J&M for a wonderful morning. Hope the colds are better!

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