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 Newest Submitted Pictures At Beginning

Courtesy Neil Campbell

This is a photo I took from our deck of the Moon and Venus in amongst the clouds over the lights of Westbank. Again, it was taken with my Nikon CoolPix 5700. The exposure was 1 sec. at F/3.6.

Courtesy Bob Jones

This photo was taken from our deck looking towards Okanagan Mountain Park and Peachland. It was shot at 19:09 PST on March 22nd using a Nikon CoolPix 5700 digital camera with an exposure of 1 second at f/3. The camera focal length was set to 11.6 mm. Mercury and the aircraft con trail can be seen below and to the right of the moon in the enlarged photo.

Courtesy Bob Jones

Six great digital images of the May 15, 2003 lunar eclipse from Vernon BC.

Courtesy Terry Adrian

Venus, Moon and plane - I just joined the RASC and Okanagan Centre. I thought you might like to see a couple of photos I took last Sunday (Feb 22nd, 2004) from my home in Kelowna with a Nikon CoolPix 5700 digital camera. My cousin in Calgary has lent me one of his homemade telescopes (a 6 inch one) and I have been enjoying looking at the moon, Mars with its rings and Jupiter with its four moons, etc. but haven't yet figured out how to marry up the digital camera and the telescope.

Courtesy Bob Jones

Wayne Willet snapped this great lunar shot on June 6, 2003 with his newly acquired digital camera held up to the eyepiece of his 13" Dobsonian telescope. 

Courtesy Wayne Willett

This is a CCD image of M42 taken on February 11/03. It was taken with a SBig 237a camera on an 8" Celestron SCT with the focal length reduced to F5.95. It is a composite of 3 images using Red, Green and Blue filters and processed with MaxIm DL software. Exposure time was 50 sec. for each image.

Courtesy Bryan Kelso


A series of pictures with an astronomical side from the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire. From top left to bottom right, Sun through smoke August 16th, three views of the fire on August 31st, then two views on September 1st, including a view of Mars.

Courtesy Stewart Hill

This lunar photo was the winner of our 2002 Photo contest. It was taken by Terry Adrian who used an Epsom Photo PC digital camera (single shot, ND filter). This picture was also in "SkyNews" magazine.

Courtesy Terry Adrian 

This 18 minute exposure of M13 was taken through an 8" Dobsonian with a motorized mount at 120X. The camera was a Mamiya 645 loaded with Kodak 120-400. A great shot of a favorite Northern sky object!


Courtesy Terry Adrian


Don Sheets forwarded these two images that he took at Emeny Field May 11, 2002. Not bad for having two dead batteries!


Courtesy Don Sheets


These four pictures were taken at Emeny Field on July 10th-11th 2002. The first three images are of Sagittarius, Pegasus and Perseus taken with a "Barndoor Tracker"  for 2 to 4 minutes. The last picture is a 1 minute exposure with the telescope illuminated with a red light for 15 seconds. The brightest background star is Capella, the streak is probably an airplane. The camera was using Fuji Superia Xtra 400 with a 28mm lens set at f2.4


Courtesy Stewart Hill


These pictures of the June 10th, 2002 eclipse were taken by simply holding a "point & shoot" APS camera to the eyepiece of an 80mm f7 refractor with an Orion glass solar filter (first two pictures) and through the 7X35 viewfinder with Bader solar film.(last picture).


Courtesy Stewart Hill

From the June 10th, 2002 partial eclipse: 1. Image projected with 60 mm Tasco refractor.
2. Images projected with lilac bush. 3. Images refracted through decorative window prism.

Courtesy Jim Failes

A great series of pictures of the June 10, 2002 partial eclipse through Bader solar film.


Courtesy Brian Kelso


Terry Adrian has an excellent selection of pictures like these two examples on his website:   http://www3.telus.net/m51/ please take a minute and check them out, you won't be disappointed.

Our most distant club member, Mikkel Steine has submitted these four portraits of Comet Ikeya-Zhang as his favorites from the photo gallery of Comet pictures on his website. If you would like to see more of his comet pictures or to find out more of the picture details please click HERE.

Jim Failes captured this image of Comet Ikeya-Zhang on April 4th, 2002 when it was near the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). He used  a 50mm lens set at f 2.8 with Konica Centuria 400 film. His camera  was mounted on a barn door tracker for 3 minutes.

Courtesy Jim Failes 


James McRae  submitted four pictures he took of the Moon; the first is a mosaic of four different pictures taken on different nights and pieced together. The next picture is a close up section of the Moon and then a version of the same picture reversed and touched up to bring out more detail. The last are two views of slightly different phases.  Plus, a picture of M42 in Orion through a 50mm lens.

Courtesy of James McRae


Bryan Kelso captured this series of aurora pictures on October 27, 2001 using a Pentax camera
with a 28mm lens set at f 4. The film was Kodak E200 exposed for 30 to 45 seconds.

Courtesy of Bryan Kelso


James McRae took this series of aurora pictures from his backyard in Vernon in the early morning hours of October 28th, 2001. Ten second exposures with a 28 mm lens at f2.8.

Courtesy of James McRae


Time laspe picture of Emeny Field observers waving their red flashlights plus aurora as seen from Emeny Field, September 22, 2001. Kodak Max 800, 28 mm lens at f2.8

Courtesy Stewart Hill

Moon gazer at MKSP 2000
Courtesy Jim Failes

Partial solar eclipse as viewed from Kit's Beach in Vancouver on July 30th, 2000. The camera was a
Pentax with a 1.7 doubler and a 300mm lens (510mm) and the film was Fuji Provia 400, f 32 for
1/4000 second.

Courtesy Brian Kelso

Penumbral eclipse at Moon set on April 15, 1995 at Osoyoos BC. 1/500th of a second exposure
through a 20 cm f/10 Schmidt Cassagrain on Kodak Ektachrome Elite 400.

Courtesy Jim Failes


Orion over the sky glow of Kelowna and Comet Hale-Bopp in the evening sky from Kelowna, BC March 9, 1997

Courtesy Jim Failes