OzSky Observing Resources
Following are a number of observing resources which you might find useful when planning your trip to The OzSky Star Safari.
Observing Lists and Programs:
- The "Bambury 600" Southern Skies Observing List - John Bambury
The BAM600 is a list of 600 observing targets for the Southern Hemisphere, covering all different types of targets and catering to various telescope apertures and observer experience...
- The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) - Andrew Murrell
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is an irregular galaxy in orbit about our own Milky Way. At a distance of about 200,000 light years, it is one of the Milky Way's nearest neighbours...
- The Local Group of Galaxies - Andrew Murrell
This resource contains information regarding the history and science of the Local Group of Galaxies, along with contributed observations which also contains a complete list of galaxies known to be members of the Local Group...
- Treasures of the SMC - Andrew Murrell
This is a series of articles compiled by Andrew Murrell discussing highlights in the Small Magellanic Cloud...
- The OzSky Southern Skies Showcase List - Lachlan MacDonald
The OzSky Southern Skies Showcase List is a new list of "eye candy" observing targets for the Southern Hemisphere, covering the majority of "eye candy" objects which are best observed from southern latitudes and the two annual OzSky Star Safaris...
- The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy
A useful new guide to getting into the hobby of astronomy.
Weather and Climate Resources:
Useful Australia-wide Weather Links:
WX Maps Medium Range Forecasts for Australia
Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Climate Data - Main Page
Location-specific Weather Links:
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