Today’s feature interview is with DSLR astrophotographer Doug Ingram of Nightscapades fame, and he encourages us to dust off our DSLR cameras and learn how to start snapping the night sky, and for more experienced astrophotographers, he has some great tips and challenges.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz67
In our regular segment for astrophotographers and observers, Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave presents ‘What’s Up Doc?’ where he tells us what’s up in the evening, night and morning skies for the next two weeks. In this episode he tells us about the planets currently visible to the naked eye, dust on the Apollo missions and Ryugu, and Comet 21P is fading in binoculars,.
In the News:
- A rare long-period pulsar has just been discovered by the LOFAR Tied-Array All-Sky Survey (LOTAAS) with a period of 23.5 seconds. (the fastest known pulsar spins at 716 times/second)
2. Next week your host is heading interstate and taking a personal Astrotour to conduct a series of interviews with researchers and directors at the Parkes Dish, Siding Spring Observatory, ATCA at Narrabri, Mt Stromlo Observatory near Canberra and the NASA/CSIRO Deep Space Network tracking station at Tidbinbilla. As a result we will delay publication of our next episode by one week, so our next episode will be on Friday 26 October. So “See you in 3 weeks!”