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Randall (Randy) Krall's 2 photos were featured
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Randall (Randy) Krall posted photos
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Chris Boar liked Jeff Wenschlag's photo
Thursday
Chris Boar posted an event

Earth Day at Bowen Pk Complex

April 27, 2014 from 11am to 3:30pm
Just to let you know that the Astronomy Society will have a stand set up and hopefully a couple of…See More
Thursday
Chris Boar commented on Jeff Wenschlag's photo
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Alien

"Well there is a Packman Nebula, maybe you can get this one renamed!"
Thursday
Chris Boar commented on Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
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Jupiter - March 31, 2014

"Great shot Randy. "
Thursday
Chris Boar liked Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
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Chris Boar liked Gregory Arkos's photo
Thursday
Jeff Wenschlag's photo was featured

Alien

Randy was mentioning to me that he noticed an uncanny resemblance with the East Veil Nebula and…
Apr 17
Gregory Arkos's 3 photos were featured
Apr 17
Chris Boar's 3 photos were featured
Apr 17
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

Alien

Randy was mentioning to me that he noticed an uncanny resemblance with the East Veil Nebula and…
Apr 16
Gregory Arkos commented on Chris Boar's photo
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"Nice looking shots Chris!  Looks like you were able to get some clear skies right at/near…"
Apr 15
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Apr 15
Chris Boar posted photos
Apr 15
Chris Boar updated an event

Regular Public Astronomy meeting : 24th April at Beban Pk complex, Rooms 1/2

April 24, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
A quick email to let you know of our upcoming regular public meeting, details below...1) April…See More
Apr 15
Chris Boar posted an event

Regular Public Astronomy meeting : 24th April at Beban Pk complex, Rooms 1/2

April 24, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
A quick email to let you know of our upcoming regular public meeting, details below...1) April…See More
Apr 12
Jeff Wenschlag's photo was featured

Milky Way

The Milky Way as seen from Nanaimo. Two pictures stitched to together to form about 1/3 of the…
Apr 6
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

Milky Way

The Milky Way as seen from Nanaimo. Two pictures stitched to together to form about 1/3 of the…
Apr 6
Randall (Randy) Krall's photo was featured

Jupiter - March 31, 2014

The sky that night was pristine. However the seeing was rated only 3/5 by Mr. Danko's Clear Sky…
Apr 4
 

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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

!2 Inch Skywatcher Truss Still For Sale

Posted by Ted McPherson on July 8, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hi Folks.   I'm hoping for first light on my 16" F4.5 this summer so am anxious to make room in my garage.  The 12 inch truss is almost new and has seen little use in the field.   Here's your chance to acquire a great scope at a steal of a…

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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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