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Beginners section and info on how to use these forums. Beginner advice, observing lists, monthly sky guides.

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Last post by Mark
in Newbie "what to look at"...
on July 11, 2017, 08:40:41 AM

No New Posts TAC Visual

The main SF-Bay TAC Observers forum. The topics here are those of the original TAC mail list, with a primary focus on Visual Observing in and around the greater San Francisco Bay Area

Moderator: Marko

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Last post by mwolczko
in Re: Experienced Eclipse ...
on August 02, 2017, 05:44:40 PM

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Astrophotography related topics.

Moderators: RalphWaid, RBA

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Last post by jeffweiss9
in NGC 6946 Fireworks Galax...
on August 11, 2017, 02:24:30 PM

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Post your OR's here. HINT: Use the Search bar at top right to find postings about objects in the Observing Reports!

Moderator: DDK

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Last post by Marko
in Re: Globular Cluster hun...
on August 06, 2017, 04:05:58 PM

No New Posts Observing Intents

Invite others to join you by posting upcoming observing dates here. These are open invitations. Please start the 'Subject' field with YYYY-MM-DD, Observing Site If someone else has already posted the date/site, then add your intent as a reply.

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Last post by DDK
in Re: Eclipse 2017: Planet...
on Today at 06:34:22 AM

No New Posts Observing Sites

SF Bay Area and Northern California Observing Sites. Please, only one entry per site. Discussions about sites are encouraged, but creating new sites will be moderated.

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Last post by John Pierce
in Pinnacles
on June 28, 2017, 02:55:13 PM

No New Posts TAC-AL

Did you know TAC members can join the Astronomical League?

Moderator: rljtac

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Last post by DDK
in Re: More TAC-AL Awards (...
on December 30, 2016, 05:07:08 PM

No New Posts NGC/IC Project

Discussions related to the ongoing NGC/IC Project

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Last post by John Pierce
in Re: Observing List Gener...
on July 12, 2017, 09:00:19 AM

No New Posts Calendar: Announcements by Clubs, Societies, etc.

Post to this board using the Calendar. For non-TAC astronomy events including lectures, star parties, fund raisers, classes.

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Last post by Mark
in SLAC Lecture 7/25: Flar...
on July 18, 2017, 08:50:33 AM

No New Posts Annual Star Parties

Discussions specific to GSSP, CalStar and other major star parties

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Last post by CharlieWicks
in CalStar is 6 weeks away!
on August 07, 2017, 03:12:51 PM

Astronomy Equipment

No New Posts Equipment Discussions

Technical discussions of Astronomy gear that might be off topic on the main forum... including optics, electronics, whatever.

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Last post by Don Pensack
in Re: Comet filter?
on August 12, 2017, 01:13:37 PM

No New Posts TAC Astro Classifieds

A place to list for sale or wanted. Please, only astronomy related. Only registered members may reply to postings.

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Last post by MichelleBar
in For Sale: Celestron CGE ...
on June 22, 2017, 10:19:38 AM

The Lounge

No New Posts Forum stuff

forum stuff. help and how-to and ideas.

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Last post by John Pierce
in fixed a dns registration...
on February 01, 2017, 10:31:01 PM

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Most anything not Astronomy related, but please, no hate. OT threads could land here.

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Last post by sgottlieb
in Re: Welcome Back Brad Fr...
on July 13, 2017, 08:56:45 AM

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