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I have joined the Royal Astronomical Society, which has a thriving Victoria Chapter. This membership has put me in touch with folks who are helping me to get reacquainted with this hobby of mine.

My interest in astronomy ties in well with my interest in Photography, so we'll see where this takes me over the next few years.  It should be fun!

Star Date Audio

University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory

Download the free RealPlayer for your computer.

The Clear Dark Sky project is an excellent example of what amateurs are contributing to the field of astronomy.

Victoria Clear Sky Clock

Seeing can be rated as follows: (high power view - 30-40X/inch)
V - Perfect motionless diffraction pattern.
IV - Light undulations across diffraction rings.
III - Central disc deformations. Broken diffraction rings.
II - Important eddy streams in the central disc. Missing or partly missing diffraction rings.
I - Boiling image without any sign of diffraction pattern.

Image from the Canadian Meteorological Centre website.

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