Impressions of the Sky
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"Mr January" or "What amateur astronomers do in cloudy weather".
Taken with a 24 mm lens at F2.8 for 10 minutes on a manually operated tracking platform (barn door mount) on fujichrome 400.
The dark gas areas between Crux and Scorpius were long recognised by Australian aboriginals as having the appearance of an Emu. It is more easily recognised in a dark sky with a terrestial foreground, when Scorpius is rising in Southern latitudes early in the year.
over the Gold Coast
Fire-Star trails / Fire on the range
Lightning over the Gold Coast
Sunset over the range