A country-born Western Australian, Boyanup, who migrated to the city of Perth, the suburb of Bull Creek, with family during late secondary schooling and has remained in the city ever since.
A life-long interest in Astronomy that initially peaked in the 6 or 7 years after moving to the city with Astronomical group membership, telescope acquisitions and attempts at 35mm film photography through and piggybacked on it.
A waning of involvement due to work and family commitments has been renewed in recent years with Perth Observatory volunteer work and the discovery of the photographic capabilities made possible by the march of computerisation.
The 'Astronomy Galleries' from 2010 document the progress of my renewal of interest in Astrophotography (AP), including the mistakes, as these have helped to seat home the recommendations found in countless books, web sites and forums on the AP topic. You will see not just the final best presented cropped images but the original images so you can see what comes out of the equipment configurations used, showing image scale and optical defects to whatever degree is present. Objects and equipment configurations and capabilities vary so much that I think this is of value to those looking for their own configurations.
I've also scanned negatives from my early days and found a few other Astronomy related photos from the intervening years and placed these in two earlier years galleries.
The 'Astronomy Sub-Categories' contains categorised views of the same content that appears in the 'Astronomy Galleries'.
In early November 2012 I established an AstroBin presence for my favourite shots at www.astrobin.com/users/scottastrophe/ and was up to date with SmuMug from end of January 2013. SmugMug remains my chronicle for all shots good and bad as the learning continues.
NGC6334 - Gum 64 - Cat's Paw or Bear Claw Nebula in Scorpius - 3/8/2013 (Processed stack)