Next Monthly RASC meeting - Friday 4 Feb, 2022

Just a reminder of our upcoming virtual meeting on Friday 4 February 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Join us from the comfort of your own home!
Anyone interested in looking out from this Earth is welcome!

Mare Imbrium by Richard Taylor presented Jan 2022
Mare Imbrium by Richard Taylor presented Jan 2022

Pre-register for this Zoom webinar (Unless you are presenting a talk or observation) at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOTE:  If you are presenting an observation you then will be sent a unique link (from Chris Teron) to join as a panellist and do not need to register.

The agenda for this meeting is potentially completely chaotic as an Australian has been let loose. In theory:

AstroNotes 2022 January Vol: 61 issue 01

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Editor’s Message . Ottawa Skies . Ottawa Centre Archives . Monthly Challenge Objects . Submitted Images . Members in the News . Carp Star Parties . FLO Star Parties . Next Meeting . Centre Information



SkyLights for 2022 - Rick Wagner (2022 January)


Measurng Backyard Light Pollution - Jim Thompson (2022 January)


Mini-Refractors - Jim Thompson (2022 January)


Observation Reports 2022-01

Thanks to our observers: 

Bob Olson
Andrea Girones
Richard Taylor
Paul Klauninger

Meeting Video 2022 - January

Venue of Event: 


Observing Challenges for January

Year Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lunar
2022 Messier 64
Also known as the Little Dumbbell Nebula
Planetary nebula in Perseus
10.1 magnitude
2.7’ x 1.8’ apparent size
NGC 896
Bright knot in the western edge of the Heart Nebula
Emission nebula in Cassiopeia 7.5 Magnitude
20’ apparent size
NGC 2474 & NGC 2475
Interacting Galaxy pair in the constellation Lynx
14th Magnitude
0.6’ apparent size
Montes Riphaeus
Irregular mountain range on the west-northwestern edge of Mare Cognitum & Eastern edge of Oceanus Procellarum