Featured Observers

An Ongoing Amateur Astronomy Exhibition At the National Air and Space Museum
Featured Observer:
Paul and Liz Downing
Southern Spain
M51 in Canes Venatici
June 11, 2007
M22 in Sagittarius
August 19, 2006
Cat's Eye Nebula in Draco
July 17, 2007

Paul and Liz do all of their astronomy from their observatory located 4,000 feet up in the clean clear air of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain (inset). 

The telescopes they use for imaging are a 14-inch Celestron C-14 Schmidt-Cassegrain (pictured) on a Takahashi NJP mount and a 4-inch Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor on an EM-200 mount for wide field imaging.  They use SBIG ST8 and ST10 CCD cameras for their work and their images are regularly published. 

They observe visually using a 16 inch truss-tube Newtonian reflector from SpaceWalk Telescopes of Georgetown, Texas and a mighty pair of Miyauchi 4-inch Fluorite binoculars.

Check out more of their astro-images at www.paulandliz.org


Featured Observers

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