Observers' Challenge - April 2017

Here are the challenge objects Oscar Echeverri posed at the April 6 meeting:
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge: Lunar Challenge:
Messier 81 
M 84
Hickson Compact Galaxy
Group 44

 Hiockson Compact Group 44
NGC 4284
 NGC 4284
Messier and Messier A craters.
 Messier and Messier A craters
Oscar also pleaded that "I'd like to see more people submit reports than did this past month -- I encourage everyone to participate, not just imagers! You can submit reports by way of images, sketches, or even without any imagery, you can come up and give a verbal report that perhaps includes the conditions you made your observations under, and the details of the equipment you used -- and of course a description of the object as you observed it!"
And perhaps next month we'll post members' photos, sketches and whatnot.


Victoria Centre Surplus Equipment Auction

TCole's picture

Greetings all,

I'm passing on this message from the Victoria Centre president, Chris Purse:

We would appreciate it if you could distribute this information to the members of your centres as we have some great equipment for sale.
Sale of Surplus Equipment from the RASC Victoria Centre Observatory 
With the upgrade to the Victoria Centre Observatory, we have surplus telescopes and related equipment that are being offered for sale. Please see for the details of the items for sale and how to make an offer to purchase. This sale is open to everyone so if you know of someone looking for a telescope please pass on this information. Offers will be accepted until April 30.


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