With RASC OK Centre Members
Dark Sites and the Okanagan Observatory
dark sky greatly enhances every aspect of observing allowing for easier
object location and greater appreciation of detail. RASC Okanagan
Centre members scan the night sky from back yards, local sports fields,
parks, darkened ski hills, wilderness-logging roads and from the
Okanagan Observatory site, and you are welcome to join in the fun.
CERTIFICATES & LISTS
offers three observing certificates for members and non-members.
Explore The Universe, RASC Messier and Finest NGC certificates can be
obtained by following the information posted here.
Our very own OK Centre Introductory Observing List (IOL) can be found here.
Adrians' Messier Chart/log system 1.5 mb 17 pages
Terry Adrians' Finest NGC Chart/log system
1.4 mb 16 pages
Terry Adrians' Deep-Sky Challenge Objects
Chart 820kb 10 pages
Terry Adrians' Dark Nebula Charts
400kb 4 pages
There isn't a
certificate for viewing them, but Alan Whitman's " All
Splendors, No Fuzzies Observing List" contains the best 159 sights in the night sky
that there are for northern or southern hemisphere amateur astonomers.
Here are our members' Observing Club Tallies as of January 2013:
Look for information on Messier, NGC Finest,
Challenge, Hershel 400 objects and other lists HERE
We encourage all
of members to submit observing reports to share with all of our members
and non-members. Here are some members observing reports for
To submit an observing
report click here (Word .doc documents are fine)
To view a
selection of astronomy related pictures from our members, click here