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Daily Astronomy Blurb: A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia

How many famous sky objects can you find in this image? The featured dark sky composite combines over 60 exposures spanning over 220 degrees to create a veritable menagerie of night sky wonders. Visible celestial icons include the Belt of Orion, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the California Nebula, and bright stars Sirius and Betelgeuse. You can verify that you found these, if you did, by checking an annotated version of the image. A bit harder, though, is finding Polaris and the Big Dipper. Also discernible are several meteors from the Quandrantids meteor shower, red and green airglow, and two friends of the astrophotographer. The picture was captured in January from Sardinia, Italy. You can see sky wonders in your own night sky tonight -- including more meteors than usual -- because tonight is near peak of the yearly Orionids meteor shower. News: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
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1 day ago

No October meeting, at this moment's prediction at least, due to continuing shut-down of Wilmot Community Centre for COVID considerations. We'll be back as soon as we can.

2 days ago
Astronomy by the Bay

The Sunday Night Astronomy Show is live now on Facebook and YouTube... please remember to Like/Follow/Share or Thumbs Up/Subscribe!! Facebook and YouTube links below...
From Astronomy by the Bay - On tonight's episode: Our skies have become more light polluted than ever. There are many places in the world now where you cannot even see the stars of the Big Dipper, let alone the Milky Way. But each of can easily contribute to bringing back our dark skies, for us and for our children. Join us tonight as we discuss the effects of light pollution, with our local expert and fellow Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) - New Brunswick Centre member, Chris Weadick and Timothy Doucette from the Deep Sky Eye Observatory in Nova Scotia will be joining us on the broadcast as well tonight.
Since the skies are expected to be clear, we're also hoping to share some live views of some deep sky treasures tonight.. and maybe offer some objects that would be easily visible if you had dark skies.
With all of the excitement around Mars the last couple of weeks, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) - New ... See more

5 days ago
Sky & Telescope

Processing raw data is necessary — here’s why.

1 week ago
Astronomy by the Bay

Here's a behind the scenes look at the guys who put together the Sunday Night Astronomy Show that I'm always sharing... all members of RASC- NB Center... Chris from Astronomy by the Bay and his friends Mike and Paul.


I was sent a copy of our segment on Global National to share with you. This is just a screen capture of the segment. We hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for this, Trudy Almon :).. and Shelley Steeves from Global News