Welcome to my Astronomy website. You can click the links at the top of this page to see the equipment I use along with the images I’ve taken.

    I currently live in Taylors, South Carolina and I am a member of the Roper Mountain Astronomy Club. I’m also a member of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society which is located in Northeast Ohio. I grew up and lived in Northeast Northeast Ohio for many years. I first got interested in astronomy back in college when I was studying Aeronautical Engineering. That was back in the 70s and I purchased a 6 inch Meade Newtonian telescope. I did some photographic film work with the telescope but really got involved photography when the digital revolution hit in the 90s. In the late 90s I purchased a Meade 12 inch LX 200 telescope along with the Meade Pictor 416xte CCD camera and the Meade Pictor 216xt auto guider. With that setup, images I had taken were published in the Meade catalog along with Astronomy Magazine. I’ve upgraded over the years a few times. I purchased a Meade 14 inch LX 200 telescope to replace the 12 inch. I then purchased a Meade 16 inch LX 850 which I currently have. I also purchased CCD cameras from SBIG. I have the SBIG STV, SBIG ST-2000 XM CCD camera in my newest camera which is the SBIG STT-8300 along with the FW 8G-STT auto guiding filter wheel and the SBIG adaptive optics AO-8T. The new CCD camera was just purchased in the last few months since I’ve just gotten back into imaging.
I also enjoy playing the guitar and I have a link above to my YouTube site. I hope you enjoy the website if you have any questions please feel free to email me Welcome to my website. You can click the links at the top of this page to see the equipment I use along with the images I’ve taken. I first got interested in astronomy back in college when I was studying Aeronautical Engineering. That was back in the 70s and I purchased a 6 inch Meade Newtonian telescope. I did some photographic film work with the telescope but really got involved photography when the digital revolution hit in the 90s. In the late 90s I purchased a Meade 12 inch LX 200 telescope along with the Meade Pictor 416xte CCD camera and the Meade Pictor 216xt auto guider. With that setup, images I had taken were published in the Meade catalog along with Astronomy Magazine. I’ve upgraded over the years a few times. I purchased a Meade 14 inch LX 200 telescope to replace the 12 inch. I then purchased a Meade 16 inch LX 850 which I currently have. I also purchased CCD cameras from SBIG. I have the SBIG STV, SBIG ST-2000 XM CCD camera in my newest camera which is the SBIG STT-8300 along with the FW 8G-STT auto guiding filter wheel and the SBIG adaptive optics AO-8T. The new CCD camera was just purchased in the last few months since I’ve just gotten back into imaging.
I also enjoy playing the guitar and I have a link above to my YouTube site. I hope you enjoy the website if you have any questions please feel free to email me.