Next Monthly RASC meeting - Friday 7 Jan, 2022

Just a reminder of our upcoming virtual meeting on Friday 7 January 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Join us from the comfort of your own home!
Anyone interest in looking out from this Earth is welcome!

Bat Nebula - Taras Rabraskyi (Nov 2021)

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 as chair-wmbat, so who know what mayhem:

In theory:

AstroNotes 2021 December Vol: 60 issue 12

Download PDF version: 

Editor’s Message . President’s Report . Election Results &Awards . Ottawa Skies . The Ottawa Observatory . Member Profile . Ottawa Centre Archives . Monthly Challenge Objects . Submitted Images . Announcements . Members in the News . Carp Star Parties . FLO Star Parties . Next Meeting . Centre Information



Observation Reports 2021-12

Thanks to our observers: 

Oscar Echeverri
Robert Dick
Tom Taylor
Andrea Girones
Richard Taylor
Jim Sofia
Taras Rabarskyi
Rick Wagner
Jim Thompson
Bob Olson
Paul Klauninger

AurorEye Auroral Imaging Camera - Jeremy Kuzub (2021 December)


Dominion Observatory Preservation Update - Sharon Odell (2021 November)


Observation Reports 2021-11

Thanks to our observers: 

Dave Chisholm
Andrea Girones
Jim Sofia
Richard Taylor
Rick Wagner
Bob Olson
Taras Rabarskyi
Paul Klauninger

Timelapse Photography - Pavel Boudreau (2021 November)


Narrowband Imaging - Paul Klauninger (2021 November)


Meeting Video 2021 - November

Venue of Event: 


Observing Challenges for November

Year Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lunar
2021 Messier 30
Globular cluster in Capricornus
7.7 apparent magnitude
12’ in diameter
Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
8th magnitude
27.5’ x 6’.8 apparent size
11.4 Million light years away
Andromeda’s Globulars
The globular clusters of the Andromeda Galaxy -30 catalogued in the Hodge atlas and the Revised Bologna Catalogue of M31 Globular Clusters and Candidates
 How many can you spot?
Montes Carpatus
Mountain range just north of Crater Copernicus, on the
southern edge of Mare Imbrium
Approximately 361km long
2020 Messier 52
Open cluster in Cassiopeia