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AOP - Advanced Observing Program (1.5 MB)
This is a PowerPoint® presentation given at Whirlpool 2006. It outlines what the AOP is and how amateur astronomers can contribute to science in amateur astronomy. If you wish to participate in the AOP, please contact me directly.

Astrophotography - Beginners guide (700 KB)
This is a PowerPoint® presentation that would be ideal to present to beginners. It briefly explains the main techniques, pitfalls, equipment involved in taking astro photographs.

Astro Slideshow (3 MB)
This is a PowerPoint® presentation that starts off at the solar system and finishes with galaxies far, far away... Its ideal for a looping slideshow for folks to watch during a break in club events. Each slide is an image taken from Celbridge. Per the copyright notice mentioned above, for non-profit purposes this is free to use.

Supernova 2005ep Article (65 KB)
This is an article describing the confirmation of SN2005ep.

J65 Article (30 KB)
This is a PDF article describing how J65 came about.

 

© David McDonald 2012 Updated 10 June 2012