WAITING FOR THE
Astronomical Observing and Photography
Dark sky :
Borderline between Bortle 1 - Bortle 2
Occasionally excellent, often average to above average.
Lot's of clear weather From mid-Spring through the Summer and into Autumn.
Late Summer is wildfire season so smoke can be an issue. Winter is cloudy but not hopeless with occasional clear periods. Winter night time lows can be as low as -7oC. Weather is much clearer than that over Canberra city which tends to be a bit of a cloud bowl.
The detailed ECMWF forecast, which we access through the hour by hour option of the detailed output of http://yr.no for Yass Valley gives us incredibly accurate weather prediction. If it says a totally overcast sky will clear at 11pm, you can drive up there, late pretty confident that it will clear.
|Optical Tube Assemblies
Homemade 6"f7 Newtonian (Joe Cali)
Willian Optics M70ED F=430mm f6.3
|DSLR & Mirrorless Camera's
Pentax K1 Full frame DSLR
Pentax K5 APS-C DSLR
PENTAX K-01 APS-C Mirrorless
TacosBD high sensitivity CCIR video
7x6mm 768x525px SD sensor
Lihmsec Starlight PAL video
5x3.5mm 1020x596px SD sensor
0.00001 lux @ f1.2
|Lenses Full Frame
Lenses C-Mount video
1.8mm f2 fisheye