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Points to Ponder: Observing Session

by Pat Browne Observational Points Many folks had really good questions throughout the evening. It's a good idea to capture some of these points  and tease...

Stalking Comet PANSTARRS C2011/L4 – Spring 2013

Comet PANSTARRS C20011/L4  hide-and-go-seek ... If you have tried to find a bright comet gracing our spring skies this year, you may have been thwarted; ...

Sanjeev Sivarulrasa Solo Exhibition starting March 14, 2013 – ‘Night Light’ Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa

Invitation to the opening of Sanjeev's Solo Exhibition Hi Night Sky Enthusiasts I received this invitation form Sanjeev this week: I'd like to invite you and your...

Asteroid 2012 DA14 and Russian meteor Feb 2013 – Orbits

by Pat Browne I recently received an email asking: "There was such a fuss being made about the asteroid fly by up until the day of,...

Too Cold? Try lunar observing…

During a stretch of -20 deg nights, many avid amateur astronomers cower in a warm house.  But some learn how  to cheerfully saunter outdoors...

Jupiter – Dance of the Moons

If you point your telescope at Jupiter during a clear hour or two after nightfall, you will see possibly as many as  4 satellites...

Night Quest Family Event at the Mill of Kintail Saturday November 24, 2012

Saturday November 24, there will be Lunar and Nature observing. It will be nearly Full Moon and there will be telescopes to view the moon, ...

Have you been seeing Meteor Stragglers? The October Draconids

If you have been looking west after sunset, trying to capture the objects that are below the horizon as winter approaches, you may have...

The 3-Dimensional nature of galaxies… including the Milky Way

It was not very clear, but clear enough to capture 30 seconds of photons of three galaxies in Draco. NGC 5895, 5892, 5891 These clearly show...

Starhop to Globular Cluster and Open Cluster (compare and contrast)

Another sample starhop that shows the difference between Open and Globulars is the starhop to M13: Facing South before 11pm tonight you can see the...

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