Party On!

Australia just had its BIGGEST star party yet! Not in quantity of numbers, but aperture 🙂 An exclusive group of owners of SDM Telescopes gathered under the same dark sky as our professional observatories in line of sight to the Siding Spring Observatory.

18 monster dobs from numerous states travelled hundreds of kilometres to gather under pristine sky, and what memorable views they produced. Hopefully this will be the first gathering of many – the views of the Tarantula Nebula through host Allan Wades 32″ will never be bettered! Photo credits go to Mike Lockwood, that very fine maker of large mirrors who travelled from the States to check out the Southern Skies.

Ah, Big Dob paradise…