I have joined the
Royal Astronomical Society, which has a thriving
This membership has put me in touch with folks who are helping me to get reacquainted with this hobby of mine.
My interest in astronomy ties in well with my
interest in Photography,
so we'll see where this takes me over the next few years. It should be fun!
Clear Dark Sky
project is an excellent example of what amateurs are contributing to the field
Seeing can be rated as follows: (high power view -
V - Perfect motionless diffraction pattern.
IV - Light undulations across diffraction rings.
III - Central disc deformations. Broken diffraction rings.
II - Important eddy streams in the central disc. Missing or partly
missing diffraction rings.
I - Boiling image without any sign of diffraction pattern.
Image from the
Canadian Meteorological Centre website.