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South Africa : Northern Cape

63.4 km (39.4 miles) SE of Welkom, Northern Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 870 m (2854 ft)
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Antipode: 27°N 159°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North from the Confluence. #3: View to the East from the Confluence. #4: View to the South from the Confluence. #5: View to the West from the Confluence. #6: GPS reading at the Confluence.

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  27°S 21°E (visit #1)  

#1: Wide angle photograph of the confluence area by G. Dittié.

(visited by Mirko Nitschke, Georg Dittié, Jörg Zborowska, Anke Blech, Jörg Ziethe, Georg Görgen and Jan Hattenbach)

16-May-2004 -- In May 2004 our group of seven amateur astronomers from Germany visited South Africa to observe two bright comets under the southern hemisphere sky. Travelling on the R360 from Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, a visit of the Confluence 27S 21E was a short detour of less than one hour: Turn right in Askham and take the gravel road to Kuruman. The Confluence is located only 200 m left of the road in a savannah-like area about 20 km east of Askham.


 All pictures
#1: Wide angle photograph of the confluence area by G. Dittié.
#2: View to the North from the Confluence.
#3: View to the East from the Confluence.
#4: View to the South from the Confluence.
#5: View to the West from the Confluence.
#6: GPS reading at the Confluence.
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