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Carol Currie liked Chris Boar's photo
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Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

NGC 7662 a.k.a. "The Blue Snowball" Planetary Nebula

Taken from my back yard, Sept 15, 2014.Located in the constellation Andromeda, here is the Blue…
yesterday
Chris Boar's photo was featured

Milky way rising over bride and groom

Shot at a wedding held at Black Rock Resort
Monday
Chris Boar posted a photo

Milky way rising over bride and groom

Shot at a wedding held at Black Rock Resort
Monday
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Monday
Randall (Randy) Krall's 2 photos were featured
Sep 7
Carol Currie is attending Garland Coulson's event

Meeting & AGM at Beban Social Complex

September 25, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Come out and meet other people interested in the night sky and add your voice and ideas for us at…See More
Sep 5
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Amdromeda July 27-28, 2014 (LRGB Image)

This picture was imaged at a nearby dark site July 27 & 28, 2014. It is an L,RGB image. There…
Sep 2
Mark Hird-Rutter posted a photo

Andromeda

2014 CVSF Star Party at Bright Angel ParkTelevue 85, Field Flattener, CGEM Mount, Nikon D5100,ISO…
Aug 31
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

NGC 7129 & Small Cluster NGC 7142 in Cepheus (RGB Image)

The constellation Cepheus contains many little gems. This image is of diffuse nebula NGC 7129…
Aug 30
Garland Coulson posted a video

Making Fun: Kids Room Spacecraft

For Details and tons of pictures: http://makezine.com/video/making-fun-kids-room-spacecraft/ Jeff is back with a massive update to his space themed play area...
Aug 23
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Buried Treasure - NGC 6888 aka "Crescent" Nebula

Taken from my back yard Aug 2-3, 2014. Ha,RGB image. 8 X 10min Ha; 6 X 5min Red; 6 X 5min Green; 7…
Aug 4
Carol Currie liked Jeff Wenschlag's photo
Aug 3
Jeff Wenschlag's photo was featured

M 27 -narrow band imaging

Taken on July 28 2014 This image is the result of using what is called narrow band filters. These…
Aug 3
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

M 27 -narrow band imaging

Taken on July 28 2014 This image is the result of using what is called narrow band filters. These…
Jul 30
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…
Jul 30
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…"
Jul 30
Richard Fortier's photo was featured
Jul 30
 

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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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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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Great Introductory Astro Photography Article

Posted by Garland Coulson on March 23, 2013 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

Just read this great article by "Uncle" Rod Molise. He is a very engaging writer and has really nailed it on the head with what you are looking at when thinking of getting into astro photgraphy.

Enjoy…

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Selling My Meade LX 200 GPS 14"

Posted by Richard Fortier on March 17, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I am selling my big telescope and all it's accessories.
My primary telescope now is the William Optics refractor. I find myself doing more wide field imaging so the big scope is no longer needed. If you like imaging distant galaxies…
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Panoramic Photo of Mars

Posted by Howard Duck on March 13, 2013 at 9:41pm 0 Comments

Panoramic photo on top of the Mars Rover

 
 
 

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