Interstellar Light and Other Quantum Effects

Welcome to the web presence for SkySlab, a resource for amateur astronomy.

The goal in running these pages is to educate, inspire and lead those interested in space futures at an amateur or citizen science level.

This includes education through communication and continued production of media on space related matters; inspiration through demonstration of the practical outcomes and achievements that can gained by participating in astronomy and astrophysics; and leadership through involvement in other organisations and educational activities & providing a gateway to these for like minded people of all ages.

Future plans include developing courses on matters relating to practical amateur astronomy and citizen science and developing partnerships with other industry bodies with similar goals and interests.

If you, as a visitor to the site, enjoy these images then firstly – thanks for your interest! Next, if you would like a copy of one, feel free to contact me.

The images on this site are, in the main, lower resolution and lower quality than are held on storage media locally.

If requested, a higher resolution image can be provided for your viewing pleasure.


Other pages on this site include a gallery of images processed by me, notes and blogs on astronomy equipment and techniques, other things that might be interesting and educational resources for the casual visitor.

I do not charge or place sole copyright on most images and in the main license content under creative commons licenses (for example: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic).

SkySlab Environmental Data

This graph presents environmental data associated with SkySlab including internal and external temperature, barometric pressure and CPU temperature.

The data for internal temperature, barometric pressure and CPU temperature are collected using:

SkySlab uses some  Python, Bash, Javascript, CSS, HTML5, JSON files and a whole lot of gaffer tape to hold this all together.


This Month’s Events

Past Events

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Added external protection from direct sunlight and moisture, added second extractor fan for reducing...
March 10 @ 9:00 pm - March 11 @ 1:30 am
Imaging Eta Carinae Nebula and Centaurus A, refine focus and tracking.
March 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Precise collimation
CAS Meeting
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Planned Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.
Astronomical Times for SkySlab (-34.966, 149.019)
Starting 21 Mar 2018, for the next 10 days
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
21 Mar 201805:3607:0619:1520:4510:2921:44day 4 of Moon
22 Mar 201805:3707:0719:1420:4411:3322:26
23 Mar 201805:3807:0819:1220:4212:3723:14
24 Mar 201805:3907:0919:1120:4113:41Noneday 7 of Moon
25 Mar 201805:3907:0919:0920:3914:4100:07
26 Mar 201805:4007:1019:0820:3815:3701:05
27 Mar 201805:4107:1119:0720:3716:2802:08day 10 of Moon
28 Mar 201805:4207:1219:0520:3517:1403:14
29 Mar 201805:4307:1319:0420:3417:5504:20
30 Mar 201805:4307:1319:0220:3218:3205:27day 13 of Moon

Planetary Data for today

Visible ISS Passes
ISS image. Credit: NASA
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
27 Mar-0.606:18:0310°NE06:19:0311°NE06:20:0310°ENE
29 Mar-2.006:07:4510°NNW06:10:4029°NE06:13:3710°ESE
30 Mar-1.105:17:5014°NE05:18:3314°NE05:20:2610°E

Visible Iridium Flares for the next 7 days
22 Mar19:59:22-3.157°23° (NNE)Iridium 62
23 Mar06:36:250.349°1° (N)Iridium 80
23 Mar19:53:20-3.256°23° (NNE)Iridium 65

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