About Me

Photo of me with my telescope.

I was born in 1977 in Melbourne Australia. My interests in astronomy started in the mid 1980’s when my grandfather purchased a Tasco 4.5″ Newtonian telescope and showed me Saturn.

I work for VPN Solutions Pty Ltd as the State Manager of Victoria providing Wide Area Networks (VPN’s) to Corporate Australia. I started my career in the mid 1990’s in the data comms and telecommunications industry, which has provided me with a strong technical background, which I find very useful in this hobby.

I have a very supportive wife, a baby girl due in early April 2006 and two Golden Labradors.

I have to confess that I’m not much of a visual astronomer as my primary interests are with CCD imaging, which was fuelled by the purchase of a Meade Schmidt-Newtonian 254mm telescope back in early 2003.

After learning the basics of CCD imaging with a Digital Camera I then moved onto a Meade LX200Gps 254mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope in mid 2004. This telescope was my major learning platform up to mid 2005.

After reaching the imaging limitations of the LX200Gps I decided to purchase a RC Optical Systems 317mm Ritchey-Chretien and William Optics 80mm Refractor which is my current imaging platform.

I consider myself an easy going approachable guy. I often find myself going out of my way to help others learn the art and science of CCD imaging. Feel free to drop me an email.

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