JeffPo's Astronomy Page
I've had an interest in astronomy and the stars from a very early age. Back before you were required to strap kids in car seats and seatbelts (a very good thing), I remember laying in the back dash of my parents car, looking at the stars through the back windshield. I was always amazed at the sheer number of stars seen and stars with color always grabbed my attention (especially red ones). In the 4th grade, my elementary school had a book fair and that's when I purchased my first book on the stars and planets. I still have it! In the 5th grade I got my first view of Jupiter through a telescope on a camping trip and I was hooked. I got my first telescope, a Sears 60mm refractor, when I was in the 6th grade and I was off and running. I am currently a member of the Raleigh Astronomy Club.
Recent News & Events (latest update: 05/10/16, I update this when I have time)
Observing Notes (latest update: 04/22/14)
Articles (latest update: 10/05/16) Added article on building a blinking tripod marker.
Software (latest update: 01/11/06)
Telescopes & Equipment
AstroPhotography (latest update: 05/10/16) Mercury transit!
Oservatory Plans (latest update: 06/24/15)
Astro Links - Favorite Astronomy Websites (latest update: 10/05/16)
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