Phillip's Astro-Imaging Web Page
15-inch Tectron Dobsonian
Special interests: Deep sky and planetary observing
AAS: Are you a seasoned amateur astronomer or just getting into the hobby?
PH I can identify all the constellations and be able to tell at sight each of the 4 brightest planets from the rest of the stars, but I am new at observing with a scope.
AAS: What was your first experience that attracted you to astronomy?
PH When I was about 10 I had my first visit to a planetarium, also in the spring of that year (1982), I saw Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Regulus and Spica all lined up across the sky, that really got me wanting to learn more.
AAS: How about your family members; spouse? kids? significant other?
PH Becky (wife), Adam (son, 2.5 years)
AAS: Can you tell us a little about your formal education?
PH West Georgia Tech - Electronics Technology
AAS: Do you have any pets?
PH Two cats, female grey tabby named Tigger and a male black and white domestic shorthair named Melvin Johnnycat
AAS: Where do you work? If you're retired, what was your occupation?
PH Im a programmer for EMS Consultants, LTD
AAS: What are your other hobbies?
PH Computer programming, Internet gaming.
AAS: What was your first or favorite car?
PH My first car was a 1971 Volkswagon Sqareback, ugly as sin. My current car is a red S-10 Blazer.
AAS: What was your first "real" job?
PH US Air Force. I was a crew cheif on the KC-10A air refueling tanker.
AAS: Tell us about your favorite vacation.
PH Trip to Amsterdam Holland when I lived in Germany.
AAS: Have you ever lived in some other part of the country or another country?
PH I lived in Germany for 3 years. When I was in the Air Force, I was station in March AFB, California. I also lived in Oklahoma when I was in high school.