Thanks for visiting my web
page, I hope you enjoy the images and these images inspire
you look-up into the starry night and take in the pure satisfaction
of looking up and realizing that you our part of a wonderful
of my earlier Images below...
How I got started...
Back in 2002, my dear wife surprised me with a new Meade
DS-114 reflector telescope. Since I have always been interested in Astronomy
since I was kid the transition was very satisfying but not without a few frustrating
moments. Their was much more to Observing then just pointing to an object
and looking. Their was a
skill all on its own which I am still working on improving. Needless to say
I was hooked, and then purchased a number of Terence Dickinson books to
learn the hobby of stargazing and astronomy. It did not take long
before my pocket book once again opened and I purchased a brand new LX-10
8”SCT from Meade, strong optically but I was impatient with learning the sky
so I upgraded to the Meade LX90 “Goto” scope.
I remember the first time I saw Saturn with my own eyes in the LX10 - 8"
It was about 4:30am in the morning when I was checking in on my son who woke
up in the middle of night. After he settled I looked out his window facing
the south-east. I saw that Saturn was up so I dragged the LX10 out on the
deck since I was already awake now. "oh my...wow...that is incredible.." I
had tears in my eyes, it was truly a beautiful sight to behold I shall never
forget that moment.
I was hooked!
The LX-90 was a fantastic scope but since I was now
starting to image, the idea of an electric micro-focuser and mirror lock
sounded appealing not to mention the new UHTC coating from Meade... so I purchased the new LX200
10” GPS w/UHTC. Not only did I get the eyepiece special from Meade but now
I had a scope that I could fully control from inside the house using Starry Night
Pro and Astroplanner software. K3CDD and Registax software mainly.
Back in Sept. 2005, I purchased the new RC design by
Meade the RCX400 12" first one in Canada I was told. Wow, what a scope...
check it here since then I have sold it
(2008) and now use the Orion 80EDO Refractor mounted on a Orion EQ-6.
This is better suited to the Great Lake Skies (poor transparency) of