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M 27 -narrow band imaging

Taken on July 28 2014 This image is the result of using what is called narrow band filters. These…
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Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Planetary Nebula NGC 6781, July 28-29, 2014

This tiny nebula is in the Constellation Aquila and lies low on the Southern Horizon. This is an…
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Randall (Randy) Krall commented on Richard Fortier's photo
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CLUB TELESCOPE

"Hi Bill, That Dob looks terrific. Beautiful job and I just can't wait to have a peek once…"
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Mark Hird-Rutter is attending Garland Coulson's event
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Island Star Party at Bright Angel Park

August 22, 2014 at 6pm to August 24, 2014 at 1pm
Camp out with other star gazers and enjoy the night sky. Speakers, door prizes and more.See More
Tuesday
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

M31 Amdromeda July 27-28, 2014 (LRGB Image)

Here is the Andromeda galaxy taken with my new ATIK 383L monochrome CCD. This was taken from a…
Monday
Carol Currie liked Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
Monday
Mark Hird-Rutter posted a photo

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Hand held iPhone with televue 85 and 2" meade 35mm eyepiece.
Saturday
Holly Knox updated their profile
Jul 25
Holly Knox posted a status
"Hello. I am looking for a beginner telescope for my 8 year old daughter for her bday...anyone have anything that might suit? Thank you."
Jul 25
Richard Fortier commented on Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
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Diffuse Nebula NGC 7129 in Constellation Cepheus

"Looks great Randy!!!! The remote site program worked the first time. Thanks Randy!!!!!!"
Jul 24
Patricia Giovando posted a status
"What fun, you roll with the punches and you end up with a marvellous chance to get acquainted and chow down on delicious burgers! thks Rich!"
Jul 20
Randall (Randy) Krall's photo was featured

Diffuse Nebula NGC 7129 in Constellation Cepheus

Here is a not so famous nebula imaged in the early morning of July 16, 2014 from my backyard under…
Jul 19
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Diffuse Nebula NGC 7129 in Constellation Cepheus

Here is a not so famous nebula imaged in the early morning of July 16, 2014 from my backyard under…
Jul 19
Patricia Giovando posted a status
"Hoping many of you make it to the bbg this evening. Hope I do not get lost looking for our dark site. Will do a trial run this afternoon!"
Jul 19
Gregory Arkos's 8 photos were featured
Jul 18
Gregory Arkos posted a photo

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Mallincam Jr Pro/PC shot from a few months ago, composed of 4 images "stitched" together. Adjusted…
Jul 17
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For Sale 12.5" f4.5 telescope

Posted by Brian Oltmann on March 19, 2014 at 9:44am 1 Comment

Hi folks;

My deteriorating eyesight makes visual viewing difficult, so I am selling my 12.5" furniture quality f4.5 dob and just doing astrophotography with my Meade LX90. This scope was one of several built by my brother Phil and won an…

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Billy's shop telescope sale

Posted by Carol Currie on February 12, 2014 at 1:59pm 2 Comments

Hello Bill. Is your shop telescope still for sale? Carol.

Meeting a Canadian Hero

Posted by Chris Boar on November 21, 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Just a quick post to say I was honoured last week to briefly meet Canadian Hero, Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield at his book signing in Victoria. .…

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Island Star Party 2013

Posted by Mark Hird-Rutter on August 11, 2013 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

My wife, Jane and I attended the 2013 Island Star Party. The event was a bit shocked by the change in weather after all those continuous days of clear sky the Friday night turned out to be a bit disappointing. Still the Cowichan Valley star Finders… Continue

3D Animated Gif Pictures of Nebulae

Posted by Garland Coulson on July 5, 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Amazing photos to give you a 3D view of nebulae. The animated gifs are further down the page. Make sure you give them time to load.

Check it out:…

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No Focus Binoculars

Posted by Carol Currie on June 30, 2013 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Where do I order astronomy binoculars: Celestron UpCloseNF (no focus)?  Carol.

Here is a shot of the latest telescope from my shop. Five inch aperture Newtonian, Dobsonian mount. It is for sale, no reasonable offer will be refused, I need the space!

Posted by William George Weller on June 4, 2013 at 3:59pm 1 Comment

Here is a shot of the latest telescope from my shop. Five inch aperture Newtonian, Dobsonian mount. It is for sale, no reasonable offer will be refused, I need the space!

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Change in AGM Date

Posted by Garland Coulson on May 8, 2013 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

We have found attendance at our AGM that we usually hold in June is very low as many people have graduations at that time and summer activities.

So we decided to move the AGM to the September regular meeting where we get good…

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