Welcome to Alan's Online Astronomy Journal.
Starting with a 60mm Tasco 9TE telescope when I was a teenager, spent many evenings in our backyard. Life intruded, as it often does, and other hobbies and interests took center stage, with the old Tasco sitting in its box on a shelf for many years. The last couple of years have seen my interest in astronomy again on the rise. I still have the Tasco, but it now has some stablemates: a 60mm ETX, a homemade motorized barndoor tracker, and a recently-purchased 8" Lightbridge.
I rate myself a complete beginner in this thing...
Photography, primarily landscapes using 4x5 cameras.
Amateur radio. I devote some of my ham time to the Salem Repeater Association
, a nonprofit corporation that exists solely to maintain and operate a series of amateur radio repeaters in the Salem area. Currently, I am the system operator for SRA's oldest machine, the 146.86 MHz repeater in Salem's west hills. (146.86 MHz, -600 KHz shift, 186.2 Hz tone)
Favorite Sky Object
The one I'm looking at now. I'm not sure I know how to choose one over the rest.
Experience: < 1 Year
Astrophotography: Yes, I do take pictures through my telescope
Where I live
Comments about where I live