Shallow sky. I prefer space objects that move and evolve in my lifetime.
Sunspots, planets, finding & tracking new objects
modern engine and transmission in my
65 Mustang, nature photography and related camping travel, and the
usual grandchildren activities. Several seasonal RV trips to
National and State Parks for better weather and astronomy/event
Started reading starmaps in S&T when I was 11. Bought an injured 4"
reflector for $20, fixed and modified it to see sky objects like Comet
Arend-Roland in 1957. Took the 4" to photograph my first solar eclipse
in 1970. Built a spectrograph and shot the flash emission spectra at
the solar eclipse of 1972. I've been to 10 eclipses so far. I have also
attended about 20 star parties for far better observing conditions and