Thursday, May 28, 2009

Springtime At Burke Avenue Observatory

©2008 Richard Murray

For the past six months, I've been taking a hiatus from imaging. I'll eventually get back into astronomy but I'm trying to decide if I should continue with imaging and image processing or maybe focus on a more 'scientific' area of amatuer astronomy. A couple of areas I've been considering are supernova or comet hunting and possilby exoplanet hunting. All of these endeavors are possible even with the modest equipment I have available.

A great article on amatuer supernova hunting 'Searching for Supernovae on a Shoestring' appeared in the July 2009 issue of Sky & Telescope. I have the same ccd imager that the author uses.

So I'll continue to ponder for awhile what part of the universe I want to explore. Until then keep looking up.

Rick Murray