Level of accuracy: Rossville, Tennessee
am a radiologist, in Memphis, Tennessee. Although my fellowship was in
body imaging, I migrated early on into interventional work. My first
scope was a present for my ninth birthday, and I kept it for many years.
The thing was lousy, and couldn’t be steadied.
Even so, that was my favorite
possession (except for my marble collection). My current toys are somewhat
more sophisticated, and allow extended tracking for observing and imaging.
But when I swing the scope around to a beautiful asterism or even the
moon, it makes me feel like a boy again. There is nothing like being out
in the country, looking up at the night sky full of stars.
Work and family halted my astronomical activities until years later in
1986 when I went out with a group of friends, intent on observing and
recording Halley’s comet. From then on, I have been hooked. I
don’t do a lot of CCD imaging now, but plan to do more as free time
hopefully opens up. Our youngest child is now a senior in high school, so
next year will be a lot different for us.
Latitude: 35.048 degrees
Longitude: 89.54 degrees West
Elevation: 300 feet
Astro-Physics 155EDF refractor
Astro-Physics 105 mm f/5.9 Traveler refractor
Takahashi 102 refractor
TeleView Pronto refractor
Miyauchi 100mm fluorite binoculars
1200GTO mount on a permanent pier
Soon to purchase a second mount, probably a ME