WELCOME TO MY Amateur Astronomy Web SITE where I share my adventures in EAA and Astrophotography
I created this web site to share my experiences in amateur astronomy and to provide helpful information to others with a similar interest. I started in 2008 with a Celestron 9.25" SCT on a Celestron CGE mount and a few eyepieces but quickly gravitated to Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA) where a camera is used to enhance real time viewing of deep sky objects . Over the past decade I have gained more experience in both equipment and techniques for EAA and have used this site to share what I have learned. You will find lots of information on the many different cameras available for EAA, examples of what you can expect to see in real time, and an entire section to guide you on getting started with EAA.
As my interests have grown to include traditional astrophotography I am slowly adding examples of my own images along with information on my astrophotography rig, software used and techniques I am learning.
In the Blog section of this site you will find extended discussions, reviews and tutorials on a wide range of topics which you may find helpful. I am hoping to add at least 2 new blogs per month, including a series on getting started in EAA. Some recent topics you might wish to read include:
A Comprehensive Summary on Power in the Field
A Multi-Blog Series on Equipment and Techniques for EAA
Reviews of the Jackery 1000Wh Solar Generator and the Jackery 100W Solar Panel
Powering a Software Bisque mount in the field with a 12VDC to 48VDC Converter
Collimating an SCT with the HoTech Advanced CT Collimator
A Comprehensive History of Camera Assisted Viewing, aka, EAA
Reviews of the Golden State and CalStar Star Parties
A Tutorial on Live Stacking
and many, many more. Please check back frequently for the latest blog.
I have also included a detailed section on equipment with recommendations and links to most of the equipment I use myself. Finally, I have a "Helpful Links" section where you can find a list of books I recommend on different topics, links to other web sites that I have found helpful, forums where our hobby is discussed, and my own presentations which you can download and use for yourself. Also, if you have any of the early cameras used for video astronomy, like the Stellacams, MC-1, Mintron 12V1C-EX , Supercircuits please take a look at this page.
I hope you find this web site helpful. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.