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Gregory Arkos posted photos
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Chris Boar posted an event

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
Sunday
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

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…
Oct 17
Jeff Wenschlag posted a photo

NGC 7822

Taken in Sept. 7 2014 using Ha,OIII and SII filters. 6x900sec. each
Oct 16
Chris Boar posted events
Oct 15
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Sh2-155 "Cave Nebula" in Constellation Cepheus

This image was taken from my back yard under 97% relative humidity skies even though it was…
Oct 2
Randall (Randy) Krall commented on Jeff Wenschlag's photo
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SH2-157

"Nice wide field shot Jeff. Need more of these wide field detailed images on the site."
Sep 30
Jeff Wenschlag posted photos
Sep 29
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Sep 28
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Sep 21
Gregory Arkos commented on Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
Sep 21
Chris Boar commented on Garland Coulson's event Meeting & AGM
"We will hold our Annual AGM in our normal short presentation slot. Should take about 20mins. And…"
Sep 19
Carol Currie liked Chris Boar's photo
Sep 17
Carol Currie shared Chris Boar's photo on Facebook
Sep 17
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…
Sep 16
Chris Boar's photo was featured

Milky way rising over bride and groom

Shot at a wedding held at Black Rock Resort
Sep 15
Chris Boar posted a photo

Milky way rising over bride and groom

Shot at a wedding held at Black Rock Resort
Sep 15
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Sep 14
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
 

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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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