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Patricia Giovando posted a status
"What fun, you roll with the punches and you end up with a marvellous chance to get acquainted and chow down on delicious burgers! thks Rich!"
Sunday
Randall (Randy) Krall's photo was featured

Diffuse Nebula NGC 7129 in Constellation Cepheus

Here is a not so famous nebula imaged in the early morning of July 16, 2014 from my backyard under…
Saturday
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Diffuse Nebula NGC 7129 in Constellation Cepheus

Here is a not so famous nebula imaged in the early morning of July 16, 2014 from my backyard under…
Saturday
Patricia Giovando posted a status
"Hoping many of you make it to the bbg this evening. Hope I do not get lost looking for our dark site. Will do a trial run this afternoon!"
Saturday
Gregory Arkos's 8 photos were featured
Jul 18
Gregory Arkos posted a photo

Moon_mosaic

Mallincam Jr Pro/PC shot from a few months ago, composed of 4 images "stitched" together. Adjusted…
Jul 17
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Jul 17
Gregory Arkos posted photos
Jul 17
Gregory Arkos commented on Richard Fortier's photo
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First Light Image From New Observatory

"Nice view of Andromeda - looks like the new site is going to work out well for you!"
Jul 17
Fraser Lee commented on Richard Fortier's photo
Jul 14
Richard Fortier's photo was featured

First Light Image From New Observatory

It was a full moon bright sky last night but the image still has good detail.
Jul 13
Richard Fortier posted a photo

First Light Image From New Observatory

It was a full moon bright sky last night but the image still has good detail.
Jul 13
Randall (Randy) Krall's photo was featured

Hmm...Where would the sun be?

Here's a serious Richard, one of our die-hard members helping out with the Solar telescope section…
Jul 13
Randall (Randy) Krall posted a photo

Hmm...Where would the sun be?

Here's a serious Richard, one of our die-hard members helping out with the Solar telescope section…
Jul 12
Richard Fortier's 2 photos were featured
Jul 12
Richard Fortier posted photos
Jul 12
Gregory Arkos's photo was featured

Mosaic of Sun

A mosaic of 6 Mallincam Jr Pro/PC photos (monochrome) taken on July 8, 2014 and stitched together…
Jul 11
Randall (Randy) Krall's photo was featured

Highest Sunspot Count Ever Recorded (256) July 07, 2014

Here a series of Active Regions that could possibly contain the highest Sunspot Number ever…
Jul 11
Gregory Arkos commented on Randall (Randy) Krall's photo
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Highest Sunspot Count Ever Recorded (256) July 07, 2014

"Nice images!  I love the structure that you can pick up with an Halpha scope..."
Jul 10
Gregory Arkos commented on Gregory Arkos's photo
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Mosaic of Sun

"Thanks Randy!  I actually had no idea the Sun was as "busy" as it was before I…"
Jul 10
 

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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

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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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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