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Mitch Squires  Amateur astronomer, gardener and bug lover. πŸ”­πŸŒ“πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸ“πŸžπŸ•·

Centaurus A, a galaxy 60000 light years across, more than 10 million light years away. This galaxy was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop from his home in Parramatta. There's now a street in Parramatta named after him, and I lived there for a little while as a kid.
This is another picture from our trip to the Dubbo Observatory on Saturday. πŸ”­πŸŒŒ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxy #space #universe #universetoday #centaurusa #parramatta #localhistory #dubbo #stargazingabc


The Tarantula Nebula, a huge Nebula with a radius of about 300 light years, that is part of one of our nearest dwarf-galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 160000 light years away.
This was taken at the Dubbo Observatory on their 17-inch telescope. πŸ”­πŸŒŒ #astronomy #astrophotography #nebula #telescope #tarantulanebula #stargazingabc

Happy Monday!

47 Tucanae, a Globular Cluster 16700 light years away containing millions of stars. I was lucky enough to hook my camera up to a 17-inch telescope at Dubbo Observatory last night, this is some of what we saw. πŸ”­βœ¨ #astronomy #astrophotography #globularcluster #stars #telescope #milkyway #stargazingabc

Nice to come home from a weekend away to find the backyard thriving with life. πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ•Έ

At 2300kg, I love how white rhinos manage to look both bulky and lean all at once.

Poor little bee can't work out why the flowers keep falling from beneath it. 🐝

Our car has dressed up in its Sunday finest for our drive home from Dubbo.

A few of my favourites from around the zoo today. #tarongawesternplainszoo #dubbozoo #zoo

A mighty yawn.

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