Welcome to Brian's Online Astronomy Journal.
I am 39 years old and live in Fort Worth, Texas (suburb -- plenty of light pollution to go around). I am a fifth grade science teacher and have been an amateur astronomer for going on 25 years now. My first scope was a 4.5" Newtonian that I bought at JCPenney's ($110 if I remember correctly). When I turned 18, I took out my first signature loan and bought a Meade MTS-SN6 for $500 and hung on to it for 20 more years -- good little scope for what was required of it.
Now, after attending an astronomy camp as part of my training during the summer of 2007, my passion for astronomy has grown exponentially -- caught aperture fever. Well, last week, I bit the bullet and dropped $2500 dollars on a Celestron 9.25" CPC. This is the start of the next chapter in my personal quest in astronomy.
My interests include hiking, backpacking, biking, camping, photography and, ofcourse, astronomy (oh! and coffee).
Favorite Sky Object
My favorite sky objects are the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, the Orion Nebula and the Mizar/Alcor Dbl Star. With my new telescope, I'm sure this list will grow.
Experience: 10+ Years
Astrophotography: Yes, I do take pictures through my telescope
Where I live
Fort Worth, TX
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