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Old 18-12-2014, 07:21 PM
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The Mekon (John Briggs)
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I see many of the sights are quite distant from main cities.

There are plenty of sites in the Southern Highlands south of Sydney that can gibe decent dark skies. Problem is many of them are hard to find and remote from the main roads.

I have just inspected "Jurd Park" at Colo Vale which is around 35 minutes south of Campbelltown on the freeway. Turn off the freeway at the Colo Vale exit and then turn right across the overpass, Drive about 2.5km on until you see the sign "Colo Vale Public school" then turn left to the car park at Jurd Park.

Site is away from street light and offers good horizons. Only problem is the tennis courts which may be in use until around 21:00. No problem in summer but in winter can delay dark skies.

I only post this suggestion as it is closer to Sydney than many of the other sites. Anyone wishing to know a more remote location in the Southern Highlands could p.m. me. I use a property at High Range, about 15km west of Mittagong. Though the glow of Sydney is apparent to the north, it is till quite dark.
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