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North Africa, Europe, Scandinavia. WAV data processed on Windows using AptDecoder and PhotoEd. Own…
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Loaner telescopes available

I have recently cleaned and checked out 5 telescopes, 3 donated and 2 of my own construction. They…See More
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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
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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
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First Quarter

Camera used was Canon 40D with a TMB 130mm scope.
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Public Astronomy Presentation - VIU at tbc

February 11, 2015 all day
Alan McConnachie has agreed to present “"Science and technology for Canadian astronomy" (overview…See More
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Emission Nebula NGC 6820; Sharpless 2-88 in Constellation Vulpecula

This image was taken from a nearby dark site Sep 20-12, 2014. Total time of image was roughly 4…
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NGC 7822

Taken in Sept. 7 2014 using Ha,OIII and SII filters. 6x900sec. each
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Sh2-155 "Cave Nebula" in Constellation Cepheus

This image was taken from my back yard under 97% relative humidity skies even though it was…
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SH2-157

"Nice wide field shot Jeff. Need more of these wide field detailed images on the site."
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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.

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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