Alex mainly enjoys visual observing, and takes the
occasional wide field image. Although an occasionally
imager, the linked images are very interesting, with
excellent detail. Important to note, these images are taken
on a fixed tripod!
My 5 year old daughter Milana
sparked our interest in Astronomy in September 2008 and her
main objective was to find aliens. So we got our first small
telescope then a bigger one and a bigger oneÖ Not quite sure
yet what aperture we need to finally see those aliens.
Iíve been observing for almost a year now and thoroughly
enjoy it. Iíve got so much to learn yet and meeting
experienced observers through MPAS is simply invaluable.
At Border Stargaze 2009 I
borrowed a tripod from Greg and pointed my DSLR upwards and
the results stunned me. I guess I caught the imaging bug now
with main interest in unguided wide-field photography,
time-lapse and planetary imaging.
A picture of Alex and daughter Milana
beside Greg Walton's Sky Dancer - MPAS Viewing Site
equipment used by Alex includes the following: