This list, in alphabetical order, consists of friends and fellow imagers that I take the field with . All are dedicated astrophotographers
and we've had some good times together. Feel free to check out their websites or
send them an email:
Astronomy Resources -
This link was forwarded by Ashley M., a student attending the Bright Futures Charter School in Florida. Ashley noted it as a useful and compelling website during her investigation
of astronomy resources. Check it out when you have a moment as I believe you will agree with her. Thanks Ashley!
Jeff Ball - The Light of Creation -
Jeff is an accomplished imager of both earth and sky who hails from West Virginia. His focus of late has been on landscape shots with film and his
results have been fairly spectacular. We plan to draw him back into the astrophotography world again soon, he's just too much
fun to travel with and is missed.
Ernie Mastroianni - Astrophotography from the Suburbs -
Ernie is a journalist who lives in Milwaukee and sometimes joins us seeking dark sky sites. He and George Whitney have been
friends since college but we couldn't get him to tell us many interesting stories from George's younger days...
Besides his images, Ernie's website includes some of his published stories - take a look.
Joe Mize - Starfields Observatory -
Joe images from his home Observatory in Chiefland, Florida and is a member of the Chiefland Astronomy Village group. We have been to
Chiefland multiple times, particularly in winter on imaging sessions and it's nice to know we have a friend in the area.
Although it is Florida in winter, the Chiefland area can still
get mighty cold in January and February. Check out Joe's site; his Egyptian motif is really neat and he has great images...
Steve Roffo - Deep Space Views -
I made Steve's acquaintance through Steve Walters after they met at Cherry Springs State Park. He's been doing some terrific work using
Takahashi optics and mounts. I know he'll continue to be sucessful because he recently ordered a Takahashi FRC-300 and EM-500 mount proving he has great
taste! Steve lives in Philadelphia so like many of us keeps his equipment portable. I can already see he's a likely candidate to make some dark sky trips with us.
Please check out his fine collection of CCD images.
Joe Schaefer - Star Filled Nights -
Joe does most of his imaging from his home observatory in upstate New York. We met through the Astro-Photography Mailing List
where we were comparing our equipment for object acquisition via email due to our similar focal lengths. He traveled to New Mexico
with us in 2003 and was a welcome
addition to our group. He and Leslie have been to Maine and we hope to see them again soon. Check out Joe's images...
Steve Walters - Starry Nights Astrophotography -
Steve is another friend of ours that we enjoy traveling to dark sky sites with. Living in New Jersey, he kind of has to travel
to seek the best sky conditions. He holds a PhD, which he claims is in electrical engineering;
however, I wouldn't be surprised to learn he got it for his particular talent in autoguiding... Dr. Walters was and
remains the King of the STV in my (humble) view. However, he's moved beyond the STV and his be guiding with his STL on his new system. He has a great equipment base and a handy set up system to get up and running quickly.
Take a look at Steve's film and CCD collection on his website.