Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fun with night-vision: 5 unconventional uses

A few weeks ago, I was looking for the Andromeda Galaxy in a loaned night vision monocular and a pair of “Navy SEAL-style”night vision goggles from my backyard on the outskirts of the small town of Port Hope, ON. While out there, I … Continue reading

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5 reasons to get image-stabilized binoculars

Five years ago, when I really started exploring the night sky from Canada’s wild spaces, I started looking for the ultimate portable telescope. What I found wasn’t a telescope but two telescopes (really small ones at least) enhanced with the same … Continue reading

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Test-driving a wilderness astronomy dream-setup

A month or so ago, when I took possession of a suite of Sky-Watcher telescopes supplied by EfstonScience of Toronto, the notion of how I would use any of these instruments was farthest from my mind (my first thought was to take the … Continue reading

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Holiday stars over Canada’s best hot spring

If someone had asked me last week where you should go if you hate seeing things like stars, planets, nebulas and galaxies, I would have told them to head to BC’s Kootenay mountains. But after years of trying to go … Continue reading

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