Deep Sky Section


Hi all Deep Sky Section Members,

It’s going to be a busy weekend next week with a major working bee happening up at LMDSS! 40 people have registered to help with painting the new bunkrooms and general maintenance around the site. If you are wanting to help out please let Gavan know at so he can work out catering.

Of course we will have the 25 inch obsession telescope out on the field during the night but with many people on site, we may only do a short list of bright objects & a few planets including Mars. We’ll leave the faint fuzzies for next month.

On another note I need to do a little bit of housekeeping. If your email address doesn’t match your ASV member number on the website, it will be deleted from my list so please check with the membership secretary Keith Black or online yourself to update your information.

It looks like it's going to be a great night with clear skies so I'll see you up there.


Next Meeting will be on July 14 and then August 11     

Location:             LMDSS site, Heathcote                 

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.                           

Don't forget to obtain the gate/clubroom codes for access.

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

 In a galaxy far, far away……

Are 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 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.


Some of our DSS members