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Old 31-05-2016, 07:48 AM
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Great site in Sydney!

I never thought I'd say this, but finally I've found a site in Sydney that does throw a good sky!!!

It is JJ Melbourne Hill Memorial Reserve right next to the Forest Hill Pony Club, at the end of Thompson Drive in Terry Hills, -33.690985, 151.224965

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I went there this last Saturday. For the first time in many years I saw the Coal Sack from Sydney

It is surrounded by national parks, and even though the busy Mona Vale Road roars right past it, the lights from the road are TOTALLY invisible. It is on top of a ridge and the field is expansive with a great tree line to block out the neighbours. A couple of distant lights from the pony club, but nothing to complain about compared to what the site has to offer. And the Baha'i Temple in the East looks just like a gleaming white observatory dome,

As it is on top of a ridge, and the field is big, if there is a blow on, it can get really cold! Found that out the hard way, didn't I! Go prepared.

Access is easy, and the field is accessible from the car park.

This site is also the obs site for the Northern Sydney Astro Society.

Alex.
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