The moon and stars to rule by night, For his mercy endures forever. Psalms 136:9
I have also most 50 years of astronomical photography. Starting with the basics and film to advance technology with digital media. In 1969 my parents gave me a 60mm refractor telescope for my 12th birthday. Soon after I started taking photographs of constellations in 1973. In 1975 a 4-inch reflector with a installed a clock drive allowed longer exposures. Finally, in 1976, photographs through the telescope started using an 8-inch F/7. CCD imaging started in 2001 with a SBIG ST-7E CCD Camera. Today, I am still going strong with CCD imaging. I currently own a Takahashi Epsilon 180 F/2.8 and a color camera.
My astrophotography is available for public outreach centers or other educational institutions at no change. I only require credit for any of the photography I have taken.
My telescope is in southwest Colorado at my friend’s observatory at 7,000 feet in very dark skies, and I control it remotely from Arizona with my friend Giuseppe Carmine Iaffaldano in Italy. I still enjoy astronomical photography for fun. I now working at the Kitt Peak Observatory Visitor Center as the observatory technician. I enjoy nebula the most because of the rich color they offer. Milky way photography sitting under God’s beautiful sky above.
The visitor center at Kitt Peak offers many public programs in the evening. However, they also offer options in astrophotography using the visitor center telescopes.
I have over 15 years’ experience in remote observatory operations. My experience is very good with many astrophotography imaging software packages. Many photographs publish in Astronomy and Sky & Telescope Magazines. In addition, many photographs were published in several books around the whole and also used in software applications such as CCD Navigator.