Macarthur Astronomical Society
Amateur Astronomy in South Western Sydney
Welcome to MAS!
We are amateur astronomers in the South Western Region of Sydney, Australia, including Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool and Wollondilly local government areas of NSW.
We hold regular dark sky observing sessions for our members to advance our skills.
We bring local and international guest speakers to address our monthly Macarthur Astronomy Forum at the Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University.
We organise public astronomy nights in collaboration with Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at Western Sydney University and we collaborate with local institutions to maximise knowledge of the Universe in the local community - including school mentoring.
This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo manned Lunar landing with two big events.
Apollo 11 Landing Site
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Dr Lee Spitler
Macquarie University & AAO
Monday 19th August, 7.30 pm
Forum details: News and Events
Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus
Building 30, Goldsmith Avenue, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
See location map > HERE <
MAS Top Shots
1. Eagle Nebula - Dave Manning
A 27min Live Stack in SharpCap Pro
Telescope - Skywatcher Esprit 120mm Triplet Refractor, Field Flattener
Camera – ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled. Mount - CGX
Guiding via Skywatcher ED80 APO with ASI 120MM Mini & PHD2
Image copyright Dave Manning (Macarthur Astronomical Society)
2. Trifid Nebula - Peter Godwin
This was 9x 250s, 10x darks, ISO3200. Canon 1200D. ZWO120MM guidescope on Orion TOAG. Celestron 6SE, CGEM, PHD2, DSS + processed in Corel Photopaint + iphone 6s tweaked.
3. NGC6067 - Ray Armstrong
A star cluster in Norma, taken at Belanglo State Forest.