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Astronomy at Ontario Campgrounds

Astronomy at Ontario Campgrounds

Dark Skies at Ontario Provincial Parks Selkirk and Rock Point offer dark skies for astronomy During the summer months, I like to leave my light-polluted backyard in the city and travel to some Ontario Campgrounds for some astronomy camping.  My two favourite Ontario parks are Rock Point Provincial Park and Selkirk Provincial Park.  They both offer fantastic dark skies looking south over Lake Erie.   [caption id="attachment_2188" align="aligncenter" width="688"] The Milky Way from Selkirk Provincial Park Campgrounds[/caption]   Stargazing at Selkirk Provincial Park I h…

California Nebula

California Nebula Imaged with Modified 450D

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  [caption id="attachment_2340" align="aligncenter" width="688"] NGC 1499 - The California Nebula by Trevor Jones[/caption]   Canon Rebel Xsi - Recently Modified 450D I am proud  to say that I am now the owner of a Modified 450D.  My recent "self-modification" has really helped bring out the colour of this Emission Nebula.  If you are interested in modding your own Canon Xs or XSi, you can find the tutorial from Gary Honis below. The photo above was taken on the night of October 25th under clear skies in Wellandport, Ontario. I feel like I want to shoot every deep-sky…

Wizard Nebula through an 80mm telescope

Wizard Nebula through 80mm Telescope

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The Wizard Nebula through my 80mm Telescope Clear August Nights More consecutive clear summer nights have allowed me to put in some serious time on the Wizard Nebula!  In fact, this is the most amount of exposure time I have put into any object!  Over 7 Hours! Truth be told, I would have hopped over to a new subject, but this attractive nebula is in the sweet spot of the sky right now. View My Complete Astrophotography Equipment [caption id="attachment_2453" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The Wizard Nebula - Photographed through my 80mm telescope[/caption]   NGC 7380 - Wiz…