Embracing Jet Lag

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Peace Garden, Windgrove

Instead of fighting jet lag, I went with it and photographed stars for 5 straight nights.  It happened to be a new moon, so the sky was dark, and Tasmania has little light pollution. This, along with crystal clear weather made for a perfect setting.   And I learned enough about the southern skies that I can forgive Orion for standing on his head here. 

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My studio at night.  The constellation on the left is the Southern Cross.  You use that along with the other two stars to find the South Pole (which doesn’t have a conveniently located star as with Polaris in the north).  But the real treat is the two Magellanic Clouds that rotate around the pole.  Beautiful.

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Magellanic Clouds over Windgrove House
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Peace Garden, Windgrove
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Split Rock at Peace Garden, Windgrove

More to come…

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