As long as I can remember I have been interested in astronomy. My first telescope was a Celestron 8 that my wife gave me in 1985. I tried some film imaging back then but just did not have the discipline it took. In 2010 I got my first DSLR camera. And with a lot of help from Starizona I got my first images. Since then I bought a Celestron 14, an Astro-physics 1200 mount, a Starlight-Xpress SXVR25C CCD camera, and just lately a SBIG STL11000m camera. My observatory is in our backyard in a rather light polluted area northwest of Tucson, Arizona. It is just amazing what one can do with CCD cameras and the right software.
John lives in the Tucson area in the winter and Pinetop, AZ. in the summer. An avid astrophotographer for years. He has been featured in Astronomy Magazine, Sky and Telescope, NASA Photo of the day, Arizona Highways Photo of the day, and others.
He and his wife Stephanie often travel the Southwest in a 1956 Shasta travel trailer, searching for unusual scenery and clear skies.