Welcome to Dennis's Online Astronomy Journal.
Hello and welcome to my journal page. Keeping a journal or even a blog is not something that I do on a regular basis. So this journal may spend days without any entries. Bare with me?
I always wonder about that phrase? Is it bear or bare, each seems incorrect. :-)
I work in the air pollution monitoring field as a systems engineer. I design and sell systems for monitoring air pollution, air borne particulate, and weather (micrometeorology). I work for company Met One Instruments, in Grants Pass, OR.
Current predominant hobby is Astrophotography and Astronomy. I have worked previously as a commercial professional photographer, and motion picture editor as well as camera operator. I still do some photography and now videography. I am ham radio operator Wa5KTC (General Class), with interests in DX, VHF/UHF, Meteor Skip and EME activities. Plus I have a radio astronomy station monitoring SID (Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances) as well as Jovian Planet noise. Member of the AAVSO Radio Amateur Astronomy Group.
Mostly interested in deep sky object photography both wide angle and telescopic, with a growing interest in planetary photography.
Favorite Sky Object
No specific object, but most all of the deep sky objects. They are just hard to get really good images of and make it a challenge using affordable equipment.
Experience: 10+ Years
Astrophotography: Yes, I do take pictures through my telescope
Where I live
Grants Pass, Or
Comments about where I live
Dark skies in summer, but winter and spring are mostly cloudy skies and foggy.