You don't need a camera to record what you see through a telescope.

For centuries the fathers of Astronomy recorded their observations by

drawing and noting what they saw.  Some of their drawings had exquisite

detail, and others were rough sketches to simply record the observation.


The RASC offers several certificates for members who study and record their

observations of the sky with drawings.  http://www.rasc.ca/certificates/index.shtml




12th March, 2009 - Davis Bay

Orion - Saturn - M81,M82 -

The Starbus







6th February, 2009 - West Sechelt

Aristarchus - Phocylides - Schiller






Aristarchus - Top

Phocylides Shadow


A video capture of the shadow

on Phocylides with Schikard on

the right













17th January, 2009 - West Sechelt

Polar Scope - M1 - Orion










8th January, 2009 - West Sechelt

Orion - Trapezium - Artistarchus

















Debra's Logs


13th May, 2006

Jupiter - Coat Hanger


Date Unknown

Transit of Io (Jupiter)


8th April, 2005

Transit of Io (Jupiter)








7th August, 2004

Sagittarius - Scorpius

M51






21st april, 2004

Venus - Moon




9th April, 2005

Gemini










Images Copyright © James and Debra MacWilliam