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Located about 2600 light years away in the constellation Monoceros, the Cone Nebula at the bottom points to the upsidedown tree in the bright, twinking Christmas Tree cluster.

Sunchie - Timelapse Bruce

Sunchie presented tips for getting started with night-time timelapse photography at our recent recreational astronomy night. Below is his presentation in PDF format.

The Sky This Month as presented by Chris Vaughan at the Recreational Astronomy Night meeting.

Taken on the evening of October 23 from our member observatory, the Carr Astronomical Observatory, in the Thornbury area, with a great Westerly view; thank you Ian Donaldson for agreeing to share it.  Did you see it?

Between 5:39 pm Eastern Daylight Time and sunset at 6:20 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014, residents of the GTA, eastern Ontario, and Quebec will be able to observe the first portion of a Partial Solar Eclipse.

The Sun and Moon go through near-perfect alignments. We'll have a partial solar eclipse* on Oct 23. Try to spot Mercury naked eye at the end of October. Uranus and Neptune show off different shades of blue and tiny moons. Comets abound.

In the pre-dawn hours of October 8, 2014, residents of the GTA, eastern Ontario, and Quebec will be able to observe the first portion of a Total Lunar Eclipse.
David Dunlap Observatory main dome at night, outside (Bill Longo)
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre invites new members and their family who are also members, to join an orientation get together – First Light.

For September, and a little bit of October, we'll enjoy some planetary conjunctions and a total lunar eclipse. You can do some citizen science by participating in the September campaign of the Globe at Night.

For a few minutes around 8pm on September 12, Lynn Hillborn was able to image this aurora from Grafton, Ontario.

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