Ellinbank Observatory


Ellinbank Observatory is a privately run research facility.  Variables stars are the principal objects studied, but some work is done on eclipses of the Gallilean satellites.  There are two observatories, the main one is housed in a 3.5m Sirius observatory.  The telescope is a Planewave 12.5” CDK (corrected Dall-Kirkam Astrograph).  The mount is an AstroPhysics AP1600. A description of the instrumentation can be found here.

The second observatory is BSM South. This observatory is being managed locally for the AAVSO.  Its aim is monitor bright Variable Stars in the southern hemisphere. The telescope is housed in a home built roll off roof observatory.

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An AstroPhysics AP1600 mount with RA and DEC encoders is on order and will be delivered around May 2013.  Delivered 130618.

38° 14’ 41”S    145° 57’ 36”E

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A SBIG STT 3200ME and FW8S-STT has been ordered. Delivered 130621.