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Observing & Understanding the Moon by Robert Reeves


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Robert Reeves has been exploring the moon since 1958 and took his first lunar photograph in 1959. In 1975 he acquired a Celestron 8 telescope, which he still uses today. Reeves also uses a Celestron 11, a Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov, and a 20-inch Sky-Watcher Stargate Dobsonian telescope for lunar photography from his Perspective Observatory located in central Texas.

In 1984 Reeves began publishing articles about astrophotography in Astronomy magazine. Since then Robert has published over 250 magazine articles and 175 newspaper columns about astronomy. His articles have appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, Deep Sky, Deep Sky Journal, Amateur Astronomy, and The Astrograph. In 1994 Reeves published his first book, The Superpower Space Race, followed by The Conquest of Space, co-authored with Fritz Bronner. In 2000, Robert published Wide-Field Astrophotography, followed by Introduction to Digital Astrophotography in 2005 and Introduction to Webcam Astrophotography in 2006.

Although Robert Reeves is an accomplished deep sky astrophotographer, his current passion is re-popularizing the Moon within the amateur astronomy community. Robert has perfected image processing techniques that allow the amateur astronomer, using modest equipment, to exceed the quality of earth-based professional lunar photographs taken during the Apollo era. Reeves enjoys speaking to astronomy conventions and spreading his passion for the Moon.

His presentation will be on Observing, Understanding, Lunar Image Capture and Processing.