Category Archives: Astrophotography

Astronomy Camping at Nirvana

Astronomy Camping at Nirvana Nirvana is a nice dark sky zone known to Members of RASC where one can go for astronomy. That weekend there were over 9 of us out there, from planetary observers to DSO (deep space objects). … Continue reading

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Noctilucent Clouds Over Ottawa

Noctilucent Clouds Over Ottawa Its not often you get a phone call at 4am saying “Look Up”, but today I did and it was for quite a sight! Apparently some ultra high level clouds (+75km up) were hovering above Ottawa … Continue reading

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ISS Flyby & Hercules Cluster

ISS Flyby & Hercules Cluster Tonight was a clear night with several visible ISS flybys. Using the GH2 for the first time I mounted it on my telescope mount to track the stars so that only the ISS itself was … Continue reading

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Ottawa Centre Meeting at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Friday night, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Ottawa Centre RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) meeting was underway when I arrived. Now, to be fair, these folks are used to sitting in the dark for hours at … Continue reading

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Astronomy Day 2011

Astronomy Day 2011 Today is Astronomy Day, and the above picture is a shot of the Sun as it rises. Again you can see some sunspots. Once again I was volunteering for the RASC event held at the Canada Museum … Continue reading

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Pontiac Observatory Initiative RASC Presentation

Pontiac Observatory Initiative RASC Presentation Stephane is trying to win the Pepsi Refresh Canada $100K prize to build an Observatory Park in Pontiac Quebec. The idea is that it allows for the general public to get access to telescopes, planetarium … Continue reading

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Sun Photos (with Solar Filter)

Sun Photos (with Solar Filter) So I finally got my solar filter cell made (from solar filter paper + set-up rings) and gave it a try. First shot (above) was around noon. You can see some sun-spots, so I rank … Continue reading

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