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Nicholas Halpin posted photos
Jan 12
William George Weller posted a blog post

Free and easy image processing software

I have been playing with a data reduction program called IRIS. It is free and very easy to use. As…See More
Jan 9
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Jan 9
David Naugler posted a photo

NOAA APT RECEIVE ANTENNA

This antenna is a quadrifilar helicoidal antenna, with hemispheric radiation pattern. It is…
Dec 25, 2014
Gilbert L. Beaudry posted a blog post

Remixed The Red Shift Theory

The original 2012 version was somehow deleted from YouTube after 1000 views well over a year ago. …See More
Nov 29, 2014
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

2014 Partial Eclipse

Taken with a 80mm apo on a regular tripod. over a few hours. Used a canon 40D
Nov 21, 2014
Lonnie D. Shaw might attend Chris Boar's event
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Christmas Get together at Beban Park Complex Rooms 1/2

December 10, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Our annual Xmax bash at Beban Park!$20 to attend. This is a fund raiser for the Society.Food will…See More
Nov 21, 2014
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Nov 19, 2014
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"David, we may be changing systems shortly, so I would hold off on uploading the audio. You can…"
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"Hi Garland, Does the the web server support the upload and playing of WAV sounds? It might be…"
Nov 17, 2014
David Naugler posted a photo

APTdecoder

North Africa, Europe, Scandinavia. WAV data processed on Windows using AptDecoder and PhotoEd. Own…
Nov 16, 2014
William George Weller posted a blog post

Loaner telescopes available

I have recently cleaned and checked out 5 telescopes, 3 donated and 2 of my own construction. They…See More
Nov 9, 2014
William George Weller posted photos
Nov 9, 2014
Chris Boar posted a blog post

ALMA releases amazing sharpest ever image of planets being born

This is the image our last speaker (James Di Francesco) alluded to at his recent presentation.…See More
Nov 6, 2014
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November Regular public meeting 27th. at Beban Pk Complex, rooms 1 & 2

November 27, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Details of our regular public meeting!Location : Beban Pk Complex, rooms 1/2Date/Time : Thursday…See More
Nov 4, 2014
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

First Quarter

Camera used was Canon 40D with a TMB 130mm scope.
Nov 2, 2014
Jeff Wenschlag liked Tony Puerzer's photo
Oct 27, 2014
Chris Boar posted a blog post
Oct 27, 2014
Tony Puerzer posted a photo
Oct 27, 2014
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Oct 23, 2014
 

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Free and easy image processing software

Posted by William George Weller on January 9, 2015 at 10:47am 0 Comments

I have been playing with a data reduction program called IRIS. It is free and very easy to use. As a first try I processed and added many frames taken with an unguided, tripod mounted DSLR obtained at Westwood Lake when we did the Perseid public…

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Remixed The Red Shift Theory

Posted by Gilbert L. Beaudry on November 29, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

The original 2012 version was somehow deleted from YouTube after 1000 views well over a year ago.  I  decided to remix it and upload back on line after adding slides, additional narrator voices and with a call of action- all…
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Loaner telescopes available

Posted by William George Weller on November 9, 2014 at 9:50pm 0 Comments

I have recently cleaned and checked out 5 telescopes, 3 donated and 2 of my own construction. They are available for loan (or for sale if they are mine) to any club member. If you are interested, please contact me through this site. I have other…

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ALMA releases amazing sharpest ever image of planets being born

Posted by Chris Boar on November 6, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

This is the image our last speaker (James Di Francesco) alluded to at his recent presentation.…

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Local Paper article on our Eclipse Outreach event

Posted by Chris Boar on October 27, 2014 at 1:39pm 0 Comments

Nanaimo Daily News Eclipse Article.

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.

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