Age: 66; Place of Birth:Greenfield, Mass.

Occupation:  I have practiced Anesthesiology in Las Vegas, NV since 1988

    I first became interested in astronomy in the Summer of 1979 after peering through a 20 inch telescope during a tour of the observatory on Mt. Laguna operated by San Diego State University.
  In early 1989, inspired by the beautiful images taken by amateur astronomers that had been appearing in Astronomy and Sky & Telescope, I became interested in astrophotography.  I've been hooked ever since.

    My first astrophotos were taken with a  Meade 10 in. f/6.3  SCT (LX6). My next telescope was a 5 inch f/8 Takahashi refractor.  During the productive photographic (film) phase of my astronomical imaging odyssey (1989-2001), I used a Celestron 14" SCT, an Astrophysics 6" f/6 EDF refractor and an Optical Guidance Systems 14.5" f/6.5 Ritchey-Chretien.

    I began to experiment with Digital Imaging in the Autumn of 2000.  I currently do CCD imaging exclusively.  For this I am using my second Optical Guidance Systems 14.5" Ritchey-Chretien telescope as well as a Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor.  Prior to the Autumn of 2002 I did all of my film and some initial CCD imaging at remote sites using portable equipment.  I currently use Ash Meadows Observatory.


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