Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page

I'm Mike Boschat. and I reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Here are some views of Halifax via webcams:Halifax webcam

I've been a Research Technician in the Atmospheric Science Department here at Dalhousie University since 1991 and have maintained our Aeronet Sunphotometer since 2002 for 12 years now. Our site data here Site Data

My main interests are: Solar, Lunar, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Aurora, looking for NLC ( Notilucent Clouds ), and Radio Meteors. I own the following telescopes - Soviet made 80mm (3.2 in),f/10,800mm focal length refractor and 150mm (6 in),f/10,1500mm focal length Intes-Maksutov. click here to see them My older orange 1970-80's Schmidt-Cassegrain C8 (8 in),f/10,2000mm focal length - which has a crack in the corrector! BUT still produces great images and a 40mm Coronado PST Personal H-Alpha Solar Telescope

In 1983 I received from the Soviet Union the 8cm, f/10, 800mm focal length refractor click here sent as a gift by the amateurs there for my cooperation,observations and long time friendship.My 20x60,7x50, and 10x50 binoculars were made in the Soviet Union.

I am a member of the following: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Halifax Center,Association of Variable Star Observer's (AAVSO) - Solar Section, Association of Lunar and Planet Observer's (ALPO)- Solar Section, British Astronomical Association (BAA)- Solar and Aurora Section, NLC CanAm - Noticlucent Cloud, and the Soviet Meteor Observer's Group.

I have been studying astronomy for 54 years now ever since reading "Your Book of Astronomy" in 1960 by the late British author Sir Patrick Moore

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Current Solar Data from NOAA

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SIR PATRICK MOORE - Astronomer and broadcaster - ( 1923-2012 AD )

Click here Sir Patrick Moore bio

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VASILY V. MARTYNENKO - Soviet Meteor Astronomer - ( 1930-2000 AD )

Click here Vasily V. Martynenko

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Click here for the:

  • Light Pollution Map of Halifax

    and to see Nova Scotia and surrounds from space Nova Scotia from space at night

    Weather Forecast for Astronomical Purposes from Enviroment Canada -

  • Astronomy Weather Forecast

    For the rest of Canada and US Clear Sky Clock Homepage ( Canada )

    To see Halifax sky clock click here: Halifax Clear Sky Clock

    Clear Sky Clock - Backup new site

    The US Official Time Clock at: USOTC

    Tonight's Sky over Halifax

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    The time in Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada

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    The time in Moscow and Leningrad,USSR

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    Astronomy calculator,eclipses,sunrise,moonrise ect

    Astronomy events in Nova Scotia

    Astronomy Nova Scotia

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    My Astronomy Images

    Click here for Astro Images

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    SOME OF MY DISCOVERIES USING THE INTERNET (some shared with other amateurs)

    My first and last FMO (Fast Moving Object - Near Earth Asteroid) discovery - October 13, 2005

    FMO Image

    My Kreutz comet discoveries using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO ) since February 10, 2000 AD

    Discoveries to date= 60

    My SOHO discoveries

    My 2 Kuiper Belt Objects I helped find- 2004 LV31 AND 2004 LW31

    M.P.E.C. 2012-F109 Issued 2012 Mar. 30, 18:17 UT The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual minor planets and routine data on comets. They are published on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.

    IAU Circular

    KBO's orbits

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    March 22/23, 2001 - Day the Soviet "MIR" Space Station Died - 1986 to 2001 AD

    Photo of the Soviet MIR spacestation going through constellation of Ursa Major over Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 30 second exposure on Tri-X 400 ASA film with Soviet made Zenit-B camera and 50mm lens at f/2.MIR

    A Farewell Poem for MIR

    "Farewell MIR" by L. J. Thompson

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    (c) Copyright 1999-2014 Michael Boschat


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    Email address is: aa063@chebucto.ns.ca

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    Email address is: andromed@dal.ca

    Star Award Logo

    Awarded February 1997

    Thanks to http://www.3DFlags.com for use of the Canada and Soviet flags.

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    Click for Halifax, Nova Scotia Forecast

  • Moon Phases

  • Mars Profiler

  • Jupiter's Moons

  • Saturn Moons

  • Uranus Moons

  • Triton Tracker

  • Almanac

    Fly a Soviet MiG over Moscow, USSR

    MiG