Tern Island, Safety Bay

[caption id="attachment_2022" align="alignnone" width="1542"] Tern Island, Safety Bay. You wouldn't have thought that just behind me were a bunch of storm clouds rolling through! Early morning.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2023" align="alignnone" width="1542"] Early morning reflections in The Pond at Safety Bay / Tern Island with storm clouds in the distance.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2025"…

Morning Storm Clouds

[caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Early morning storm clouds in the Perth Hills, Western Australia. 2nd January 2016.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2004" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Early morning storm clouds in the Perth Hills, Western Australia. 2nd January 2016.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2005" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Early morning storm clouds in the Perth Hills, Western Australia. 2nd January…

Storm Clouds Brewing

[caption id="attachment_1985" align="alignnone" width="2000"] "End of the world" apocalyptic feel to this storm cloud over Midvale, Western Australia.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1986" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Storm clouds over Midland Oval, Western Australia.[/caption]

Appreciation for observations

[caption id="attachment_1923" align="alignnone" width="792"] NASA Rosetta observation certificate of participation[/caption] This is a nice gesture. In 2014 I recorded observations of the comet that the spacecraft Rosetta (with Philae lander) was approaching over many nights, providing these to Padma who collated such data from amateur astronomers. It's nice to have something…

8474 RETTIG binary system discovery

Minor Planet 8474 Rettig from Roger Groom on Vimeo. Video sequence of the minor planet 8474 Rettig moving across the night sky. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignnone" width="958"] 8474 Rettig - 2015-07-11T10:43 UTC[/caption] I often participate in astronomical research by way of providing observations to other amateurs and to professionals. The promise…

Lake Ballard

Lake Ballard is a salt lake in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The salt lake is home to an art installation by Antony Gormley know as Inside Australia. This combination of remote salt lake, sculptures and interesting landforms makes Lake Ballard a popular destination for photographers, amateur astronomers, astrophotographers…
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