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Total Lunar Eclipse 8th October 2014

The “blood moon”, as it’s called by many, is actually the moon appearing orange or red as a result of sunlight scattering off the atmosphere.

This blood moon is just the second of four consecutive lunar eclipses with another one set to occur on April 4, 2015 and then again on September 28, 2015. The series of four successive lunar eclipses is referred to as a tetrad – and in the 21st century alone, there will be eight tetrads which is a rare phenomena.
NAS members images.

Scott Alder






Lydia Macokatic


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NAS President Ghul Hussain

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Comet Siding Spring 2013 imaged by Scott Alder


NAS member Scott Alder imaged comet Siding Spring taken 11th September 2014.image

I got this pic tonight taken with the 10 inch scope. Its 18 x 30 second
images, could not go longer then 30 secs as comet was moving too fast.



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NAS Committee 2014-2015


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September NAS meeting


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Occultation of Saturn by the Moon, Monday 4th August 2014

NAS members images of the occultation event.


Scott Alder – imaged from Wallsend NSW

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Brad Le Brocque- imaged from Rathmines Park NSW

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Northern Photographic Federation Annual Presentation 2014


Saturday 9th August 2014

Belmont 16ft Sailing Club

Venue: Macquarie & Quarter Deck Rooms; upstairs at the club.

Start: 9.00 am Registration:(remember if you have paid $10.00 to enter your prints you will also pay $15.00 on the day to participate)
Guests $25

9.15 am: Brad Le Brocque (NPF president) will welcome members, guests and introduce John Sarkissian

9.30 am: John Sarkissian

10.30 am: Coffee break & viewing of prints, also time to consider ‘People’s
Choice’ in all print categories. (Tea/coffee provided by club)

11.00 am: Tony Zannino NSW Professional imaging rep. for CR Kennedy
‘The latest innovative technologies available to photographers’
12.00 pm: Lunch – members & guest may purchase meal downstairs (own
expense) or take a break outside
NB: You cannot bring your own food or drink onto the club premises.

1.30 pm: John Sarkissian will make his final presentation for the day

2.30 pm: Short break & last chance to pick your favourite images for
‘People’s Choice’ awards

3.00 pm: Andy Edwards – about ‘Geosnapshot’ (during Preparation for Awards)
3.30 pm: Presentation of the awards
4.15 pm: Draw Lucky Door Prizes – Very exciting
Carbon Fibre Tripod & ball head (Value over $700)
Variety of photographic items from CR Kennedy
& from Les Porter

4.30 pm: Closure & Thanks
Reiterate the details of Sunday 10th Photo Safari
‘From Nobbys to Honeysuckle’

Collection of members’ photos & dismantling of stands
(Many hands make light work of this task) 
* All day Les Porter will be on hand to talk to people, together with
opportunity to purchase photographic products.
NB: the above agenda times are offered as an approximate schedule for the day and are therefore open to adjustments. However we do have a start time and your cooperation would be appreciated.




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