Category Archives: Interviews

Tom Field – RSpec and Real-Time Spectroscopy

Amateur astronomers frequently spend the majority of their time focused on one of three activities: visual observing, imaging or science. The scientists often specialize in photometry or spectroscopy. At NEAF 2011, I finally got to meet two very influential and … Continue reading

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NEAF 2011 – George Normandin Interview

As I write this, there are only 12 days left until NEAF 2011 (the Northeast Astronomy Forum). As you can expect, people are beginning to get really excited about what is arguably the largest amateur astronomy expo in the world. … Continue reading

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Narrowband Imaging – Interview with Neil Fleming

My recent blog posts have focused on citizen scientists and the opportunities available to citizen science wannabees. While I love this topic, it seems like a good time to return to another favorite subject – astro imaging. I am very … Continue reading

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Jim Fox – Profile of a Variable Star Observer

Last week I wrote about Tom Krajci and how he is supporting the work of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) and other organizations by hosting a telescope farm on his property near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The subject … Continue reading

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Tom Krajci – Citizen Scientist and Wrench Turner

As I said in my last blog post, there are many ways for people to participate in astronomy-related citizen science activities. On my recent trip to New Mexico, I met a citizen scientist and self-described "wrench turner" named Tom Krajci … Continue reading

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NEAF 2011 – Alan Traino Interview 1

NEAF 2011 won't be held until April 16th and 17th, 2011 but if you're an amateur astronomer it's never too early to start thinking about NEAF! For those of you who have never heard of the Northeast Astronomy Forum, it … Continue reading

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PixInsight – Interview with Harry Page (Harry’s Astro Shed)

In my last blog post, I interviewed Juan Conejero of Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Juan is the principal developer of PixInsight. While discussing the learning curve for PixInsight, Juan mentioned Harry Page and Harry's excellent series of PixInsight video tutorials. I … Continue reading

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