There are numerous satellite tracking dishes located at this station, 24kms north east of Mingenew. It makes for an unusual site at night as the operators sometimes use green laser beams to pinpoint targets in the night sky. This can be captured on camera!
Access to the station is not permitted, however there is an information bay at the entrance where you can park to learn more about this intriguing facility and get the camera out for some astrophotography.
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Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.01 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 7.57pm on 4 September 2018. What does the reading mean?
Stargazing and Tourism Information
The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.
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For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.
Beautiful images of WA’s night sky and landscape can be easily achieved with DSLR, mirrorless and even smart phone cameras!
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