Gerry

Assistant Organizer

Organizer Emeritus

Location:

Silver Spring, MD
Hometown: Silver Spring

Member since:

June 19, 2008

How did you become interested in astronomy?

No answer yet

What is your favorite or most memorable place you have stargazed from?

The Great Falls Observatory Park seems to be the best site in the DC area. Big Meadows (Shenandoah) is quite nice but Spruce Knob is better.

Do you use ever use optical equipment for stargazing?

I have a Celestron CGE (Computerized German Equatorial) - 9.25". The CGE, with the equatorial mount, is pretty good for taking photos. I'm usually looking for more accessories.

Have you taken any astrophotos, and if so, what equipment (35mm, DSLR, CCD camera)?

I bought the Orion Deep Space Color Imager II but I find it awkward to use. I also have a DSLR - Canon XSi (12MP) & T-ring adapter. It seems to be much easier to work with.

Do you use any astronomy software?

I use "TheSky" (Software Bisque) - the telescope control seems to work with a variety of scopes.

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  • Denton

    Finally joined you here!

    Sep 21, 2012 4:02 PM
  • D

    Graeme!
    Welcome to the The Ottawa-Gatineau­ Running and Outdoor Fitness Meetup please come to visit us on tuesday or any of the next one after:

    Let's meet to talk about potential activities
    http://www.meetup.com/The-Ottawa-Gati...­­

    Mar 05, 2012 11:21 PM
  • John S.

    Gerry, It was great to meet you in person last night to share some apres ski beer. If you have any details on a yurt rental and would like to invite others, please feel free to contact me to plan something soon.

    Feb 15, 2012 11:37 AM
  • John S.

    Gerry, Congratulations­ on becoming a 2012 Winter Activities program member with Funabalu-Single­s. I look forward to meeting you at our activities.

    Feb 08, 2012 4:24 PM
  • Jacinthe

    Thanks for the pictures from Canada Day, EH!

    Jul 15, 2010 10:32 PM
  • Ramona

    Hi Gerry,
    it was very nice to meet you in this backpacking trip. Thank you for organizing this one and I hope you and Thad can organize some more in the future. I will surely join if I have time. Take care!

    Sep 08, 2009 5:57 PM
  • Cris

    Washington DC Mountain Bike Meetup

    Hi Gerry! I am still sick, chest cold and sinus infection; spent the wend in bed....what a drag.... hope the ride was fun. I am looking forward to getting better and riding again.

    Aug 10, 2009 9:25 AM
  • Heriberto B.

    Washington DC Mountain Bike Meetup

    you right Cris look a little spanish jajajaja

    Thanks for everything

    Aug 08, 2009 6:02 PM
  • Kellie C.

    Welcome to The MD.DC.VA Hiking Group Gerry and hope to see you on the trail soon!

    Jun 09, 2009 3:11 AM
  • MissaC

    Nice to meet you

    Jun 07, 2009 10:41 PM
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