Member since: 1 year ago
Last login: May 22, 2013, 1:08 a.m.
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Hobbies: Astrophotography, Bonsai, Golf, Tennis
I have had an interest in astronomy since I was 13 years old when my grandfather bought me and my brothers a 3" Tasco reflector. We would spend our evenings under a much darker sky those days exploring everything we could in the night sky.
During high school I ground and polished an 8" mirror and finally had it coated after I had graduated college and was married. I got away from observing for a while after having children and got back into observational astronomy about 12 years ago when I bought an 8" Meade Dobsonian. The turning point was when I aimed my 35mm camera in the eyepiece in 2004 and recorded the transit of Venus.
Three years ago I purchased the Meade ETX-LS6 as well as the Meade DSI III and my AP obsession began! Now my main imaging setup is the Atlas EQ-G, the Astrotech 6" RC and an Orion ED80T with an Atik 314L+ mono camera. I continue to strive to improve my images and have a lot of people to thank that utilize Astrobin and frequent Cloudy Nights.