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Night of the dragon

Fault reports don’t always have to be doom and gloom.

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Sutherland by Night

In this beautiful image by SAAO Astronomer Stephen Potter we see the Milky Way setting behind the 20, 30, 40 inch, MONET and SALT telescopes. Jupiter is the bright star at the top and Venus is setting into the MONET dome. The bright glow on the horizon is from distant city lights.

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Galactic Centre

An image of the Galactic Centre clearly showing the dust lanes. It was one of the first images taken with the KELT-South telescope in┬áSeptember 2008. This images was a 60 second exposure and the field of view is 26×26 square degrees. Image Credit: Rudi Kuhn – KELT.

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SPOD

SAAO Picture Of the Day aka SPOD. Click here to see some amazing sights from the Observatory.

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