Greetings from Australia :)

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Greetings from Australia :)
Posted by Stargazer57 on Saturday, November 09, 2013 3:28 AM

Smile, Wink & Grin

Hi, I'm a yr8 student from Western Australia. I currently have no outstanding equipment like telescopes or good quality binoculars, but I live in a low polluted area so I can see many things with the naked eye alone.

nice to meet everyone!Thumbs Up

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:56 AM

Welcome

Seems like we get a lot of folks from Oz around here.

Tell us a bit more about your views from down under.

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by Stargazer57 on Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:31 PM

I have seen two meteor showers so far but I am not very good at reading constellations. The most I was     able to find was Orin and the southern cross.

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:48 PM

Welcome to the Astronomy.com forums.  You may find some of the information on astronomy and amateur astronomy presented in my post entitled Advice for Beginning Amateur Astronomers under General Stargazing useful, in particular the information on recognizing constellations, planispheres, and planetarium software.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/1/t/49111.aspx (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

Free monthly sky maps for the southern hemisphere are available at http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html and information on southern constellations can be found at http://astronomyonline.org/Observation/ConstellationsSouthernHemi.asp

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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Posted by Stargazer57 on Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:12 PM

Thanks for the info.Big Smile those links will keep me busy fr a while and hopefully I'll be able to widen my knowlage.

cheers Starsearcher51 Cool 

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Posted by Aratus on Sunday, November 10, 2013 5:23 PM

We could certainly do with a southern hemisphere perspective.

Welcome

Aratus

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