Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Binocular, Telescope and Optical World
I found this guy near Perth. I was prepared to fork out for new binos, but with a bit of heaving we unscrewed one of the oculars and rethreaded it and they are fine now, so Alun can put the screwdriver away. They will not resolve any stars in Omega Cen though. So thanks to Keith and regards to all at Astronomy Group West Australia.

And now if you want a picture here's a friendly wild parrot who wanted to show-off for the camera outside a typical Aussie teashop....

And for all those who don't believe what we tell them about the Earth's tilt these tree are losing their leaves in May....

1 comment:

  1. It appears to be a 'Twenty-eight Parrot' (Barnardus zonarius semitorquatus), a variant of the Port Lincoln Parrot, both prevalent in SW Australia. Ref: 'A Field Guide to Australian Birds'.