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Image on the cover of Science!

A very cool paper by Keith Bannister et al. on tracing the location of a fast radio burst to its host galaxy was just published in the Science Magazine and an image of the core group of ASKAP antennas that I took in the outback Western Australia made it to a Science Magazine Cover! (Issue 365, Vol 6453, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6453)

The sky in the Australian outback is truly spectacular and void of any light pollution.

Thanks, CSIRO for the opportunity!

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Location of a fast radio burst identified for the first time by a team of radio-astronomer's led by CSIRO's Keith Bannister!

I've had great time back in August 2018 taking two Images accompanying the article πŸ˜‰

https://theconversation.com/how-we-closed-in-on-the-location-of-a-fast-radio-burst-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away-119177

Saturn goes behind the Moon (August 4, 2014) 🌘

The Moon is going to pass in front of Saturn again this year, and the first event for Australia/New Zealand/South America is on April 25th, 2019.
I observed and photographed the occultation twice back in 2014 and it was simply unforgettable looking at disappearing and reappearing Saturn with a pair of binoculars and on the back of the camera screen.

This sped-up time lapse animation (16x real speed) shows Saturn re-appearing from behind the Moon shot through my 2-metre long reflecting telescope tracking Saturn.

The World at Night - TWAN

Saturn goes behind the Moon (August 4, 2014) 🌘The Moon is going to pass in front of Saturn again this year, and the first event for Australia/New Zealand/South America is on April 25th, 2019. I observed and photographed the occultation twice back in 2014 and it was simply unforgettable looking at disappearing and reappearing Saturn with a pair of binoculars and on the back of the camera screen. This sped-up time lapse animation (16x real speed) shows Saturn re-appearing from behind the Moon shot through my 2-metre long reflecting telescope tracking Saturn.The World at Night - TWAN

Posted by Alex Cherney (terrastro) on Monday, March 11, 2019

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