This view shows Max observing at his SkyWatcher Pro ED-80 refracting telescope. He images with a ST2000XM CCD camera from the Santa Barbara Instruments Group. Max makes color photographs by taking black and white images through colored filters, then colorizing and combining the images.
As a member of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, Max observes from various locations in Texas and southeast Oklahoma where the skies are less light-polluted. He has also traveled internationally to take astrophotographs.