Saturday, February 26, 2022

awarded 4th DS cert

Recently reviewed another Double Stars certificate, from a RASC member in Saskatchewan. Exciting, this one. This fourth application draws even with the Deep-Sky Gems certificates.

The first DSG cert was awarded in 2013. The last, about 9 months ago. That's one every 2 to 2½ years.

The DS program was launched late 2020 or about 15 months ago. Four certs now: one every 4 months roughly. Wee!

I know of others in work by various RASC members. Maybe this year, for 2022, we'll double or triple the number for the Double Stars awards (no pun intended). That would elevate it above the Deep-Sky Challenge program, with 9 people viewing the challenging targets.

Onward and upwards.

I also noted that we're getting close to 800 certificates total... 

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