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Images taken at Makhado in the North of the Country in March. Photos taken during a visit in October 2010 - HARTRAO (hartebeeshoek radio astronomy observatory) and Tswaing (Most accessible and one of the best preserved meteorite impact craters in the world). The event was hosted by the Pretoria Astronomical Society as part of the ASSA bi-annual symposium. I was very kindy invited to join in the event after having contacted the Society (Johan Smit) prior to my somewhat extended trip. I also witnessed a handmade 6" Newtonian being completed and shared the experience of 'first light'. Also included are images taken by Pat Kuehn of the Pretoria Astronomical Society who uses a camera with stock lenses and a home made barn-door drive mounted on a standard tripod.
Magellanic Clouds
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Meteorite trail - caught by accident
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Milky Way - 2
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Milky Way - 3
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Milky Way - 4
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Milky Way - 5
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Camera Mount
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Southern Cross
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Crux and NGC5139 and NGC 5128 (just)
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Cobus's telescope - First light
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Home made Crayford
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Mirror Cell
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15m eXperimental Development Model (XDM
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Visitor Centre
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Radio Telescope Control Centre
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Failed main front bearing
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Model of the 26m RT
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26m HartRAO in operation
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View of the crater
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47Tuc - Pat Kuehn
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View from inside the crater
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M6 M7 - Pat Kuehn
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Teapot - Pat Kuehn
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M42 - Pat Kuehn
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Startrails - Around the Southern Celestial Pole
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Startrails - Album Cover
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Milky Way from Jo'burg
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Eta Carinae
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Milky Way
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Milkyway
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Milky Way June 2012
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