|Telescope & Night Sky Viewing , Remote Observatory Hosting.
841 Timor Road, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.
Warrumbungle Observatory is located under protected dark skies near Siding Spring Observatory, Australia's Premier Optical Observatory.
|TELESCOPE & NIGHT SKY VIEWING
View the night skies through six optical telescopes including our new 0.5 Metre Telescope
Observe the planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies with local astronomer Peter Starr.
Take stunning astrophotographs with your SLR camera.
Viewing starts at 7:45 PM Daylight Saving Time
Numbers are limited so bookings are essential
Phone 0488 425 112
|Photographs by Visitors at our Viewing Nights,|
|School Groups - Mobile Telescope Service|
|Bus Tour Groups - Mobile Telescope Service|
|Astronomy For Beginners Workshop|
|Remote Observatory Hosting|
|Star Photography for The International Star Registry|
|This picture of the Orion Nebula was taken by one our visitors, Andrew Porter using his SLR camera attached to the 50cm telescope.|
|Photometry - Variable Stars|
|Weather - Current Conditions & Forecasts|
|What you will see at Warrumbungle Observatory in April
Lunar Eclipse on Saturday 4th April at 9:15pm show.
Planet Jupiter with its cloud belts, Great Red Spot, and its 4 large moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
Stunning Nebula you can photograph with your SLR camera - Orion Nebula, Tarantula Nebula, Eta Carina Nebula.
The superb 47 Tucanae. A striking globular cluster contaning 1 million stars! & Omega Centauri with 10 million stars!
Sparkling star clusters - The Jewel Box, NGC 2362,The Beehive, The Little Beehive, NGC 3114, NGC 3766.
The Ghost of Jupiter and the blue planetary nebula, both the ghostly remnants of a dead star.
The Moon with its deep craters, seas, and mountain ranges casting its long shadows (between new moon and first quarter)
Galaxies are visible on moonless nights - The Sombrero Galaxy, Centaurus A, Leo Triplet of Galaxies, The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, Large Magellanic and Small Magellanic Clouds.
Current Research and News
Lunar Eclipse Visible on April 4th 2015. Penumbra starts at 8pm, umbral eclipse starts at 10pm. It is a full moon but with the Moon turning a deep red colur and much dimmer the Milky Way will become visible before your eyes.
Discovery AW Sagittae in Outburst on 2nd October at Magnitude 15.2 at Warrumbungle Observatory using the 0.5 metre telescope.
Discovery of CC Sculptor in rare outburst on 2nd of July 2014 at magnitude 13.4 with the 0.5 metre telescope at Warrumbungle Observatory. This has been an object of interest for me since my days using the 40 inch telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in 2005. Publication can be found as a preprint at:http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.8004
Flare from newly discovered blackhole (Swift J1910.2-0546)was discovered at Warrumbungle Observatory http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=4246
Z Chameleontis discovered in superoutburst showing superhumps in its lightcurve in February 2013 using the 0.51 metre telescope at Warrumbungle Observatory. Publication can be found at: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PASJ...66...30K
OY Carina discovered in outburst on June 26th 2014 using the 0.51 metre telescope at Warrumbungle Observatory.
Mark this day in history, 21st Dec 2011 - Announcement of the first Earth size planet around another star
NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Marco Lorenzi captured this image of The Vela Supernova Remnant from Warumbungle Observatory remotely from Shanghai, China. It was posted on the NASA website Astronomy Picture of the day on 28/7/11. He was also awarded Deep Space Astrophotographer of the year from The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, presented by Sir Patrick Moore http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100910.html
Another NASA APOD by Marco Lorenzi imaged from Warrumbungle Observatory, a planetary nebula in the Glare of Alpha Centauri. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120628.html
Another NASA APOD by Marco Lorenzi imaged from Warrumbungle Observatory.http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110728.html
Another NASA APOD by Marco Lorenzi imaged from Warrumbungle Observatory, a beautiful image of the H alpha emission of the Large Magellanic Cloud.http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110426.html
NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day. Angus Lau captured this image of the Silvercoin Galaxy from Warumbungle Observatory remotely from Hong Kong. It was posted on the NASA website Astronomy Picture of the day on 20/12/11 http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111220.html<
NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day. Angus Lau captured this image of The Hydra Supercluster of Galaxies from Warumbungle Observatory remotely from Hong Kong. It was posted on the NASA website Astronomy Picture of the day on 20/05/12 http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120512.html<
Extra solar planet observed at Warrumbungle Observatory. http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1325898648< <
Min: 16 Deg C Max: 27 Deg C
Rain: 0 mm
Night Sky: Mostly Cloudy
Monday 06/04 Clear
Tuesday 07/04 Cloudy
Wednesday 28/04 Clear
Thursday 02/04 Mostly Cloudy
Friday 03/04 Cloudy
Saturday 04/04 Cloudy
Sunday 05/04 Cloudy
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