Way back in 2003 I had finished building a 12" Dobsonian telescope and brought it up to Stellafane. I found this video - not even sure how I got it - of me talking about the scope. No doubt many other amateur telescope makers created masterpieces of craftsmanship greatly exceeding my humble efforts. Still, this was my second homemade telescope (I had built an 8: Dob several years before) and I learned a lot.
My planetary imaging is hit or miss, but this one isn't bad...
"Star" Student and TeacherBarnstable Patriot Newspaper - Cole Observatory, Barnstable High School
Now and then a school or organization asks me to give a presentation about my experiences as an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. I am glad to oblige whenever possible. Here are a few recent presentations to various groups...Barnstable High School Honors and College Prep Classes, 10-21-2014
Intro to Astrophotography, Lakeville Public Library - quite a challenge to scale the subject matter to novices and astro newbies... Slides from August, 2014 from the first and second weeks of the presentation:
- Abraham J. Herschel
Took this photo of M13 in 2010. Must have been a late night.