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|If you have ever been away from city lights, and gazed up at the night sky, you must share my awe of the heavens. Like many others, I am trapped in a nearly urban environment, where street lights and chain store neons obscure all but the brightest stars. The night-satellite image below shows my proximity to the huge light-domes of major northeast cities.
|May 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse!|
|Award Winning Image from Astronomy Magazine 2011|
|I had given up on astronomical observing from my home, until I discovered the power of CCD photography. These pages display my CCD images, initially at New Mexico Skies Observatory with 14" and 16" compound reflecting telescopes, and later at my home with more humble 4" to 8" telescopes. In 2006, I began imaging from my new observatory in the mountains, using a 5.5" refractor and a 12" compound reflector.
If you want to learn more about amateur astronomy, consider joining a club. Several clubs in the area of New York City and Connecticut are listed among the links. If you want to learn more about controlling light pollution, and the quest to reclaim the night sky, visit the International Dark-Sky Association website.
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