Deep Sky Section

Dates:   January section meeting is on the 21st  

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Location:            LMDSS          

What to bring:    Telescope and equipment (not essential, if you don't own one), camping chair and equipment, sleeping gear (if you are staying at the site) and a red torch (no white light) and lastly, warm clothing as it can get extremely cold at night. We stop for supper between 10-11 pm, so bring a plate to share.

It is best to arrive in daylight to give yourself time to set up camp and your telescope, especially if this is your first visit to LMDSS.

Contact Section Director: Paul Gardiner ( or call 0439 374 159) for more information.


 In a galaxy far, far away……

Are you interested in observing galaxies, open and globular clusters, planetary nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae and dark nebulae to name a few. Then join the Deep Sky Section at our monthly meetings at LMDSS.

If you have a telescope, bring it with you and if you don't there will be scopes to view through plus the society's 40-inch telescope and the 25-inch Obsession will be in operation.  We aim to provide novice deep sky observers with the ability to learn from experienced observers about how to locate and observe these objects, which eyepieces and filters work best and the resources to get the most out of your observing experience.  For the seasoned observer, the Deep Sky section provides an arena to get together, share information and experiences and imparting knowledge to astronomers new to the field but most importantly having a great time doing the thing we love the most, driving our telescopes to their limits.

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Messier 100 Challenge

Interested in participating in the Messier 100 challenge, come along to a Deep Sky Section meeting to find out all you need to know?  Members can download the booklet -  download.php?f=ASV Messier 100 Club June18.pdf