I studied it with ASNSW member Andrew Murrell's 20-inch f/5 Dobsonian at 363x on a very steady night at the site where the South Pacific Star Party was later held.
Seen through ASNSW member and South Pacific Star Party cofounder Tony Buckley's 14 1/2-inch f/7 Dobsonian at 81x, NGC 3324 was a nebulous two-lobed patch.
One of the largest of these is the Astronomical Society of New South Wales (ASNSW), with nearly 300 members.
Astronomical research has long been an integral part of the ASNSW. In 1957 the society participated in the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Project Moonwatch to observe and time the transits of artificial satellites as part of the International Geophysical Year.
In 1960, at the suggestion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, the Australian government's scientific agency, the ASNSW launched a program to monitor flare stars.
Since the ASNSW caters to enthusiasts throughout New South Wales and beyond, our monthly magazine, Universe, keeps everybody informed.
The Internet, especially the World Wide Web, has revolutionized astronomy, and the ASNSW has always striven to be at the forefront of Australian amateur astronomy on the Web.