ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FROM PORT ELIZABETH SOUTH AFRICA
Linkside Astronomical Observatory Port Elizabeth South Africa
Long. 25º 34' 96" E
ABOUT ME:I am a Family Physician in private practice in Port Elizabeth South Africa.
The passion for astronomy is shared by my wife, who started it all many years ago. My astrophotography is very much at amateur level, but I get great satisfaction out of squeezing the maximum out of the equipment at my disposal and designing and making my own brackets, piers etc.
I am a member of the Astronomical Society of South Africa and also serve on the committee of the Port Elizabeth People's Observatory where we have a very old 8" Cooke refractor. This facility is open to the public on a regular basis.
Images in: "Stars of the Southern Skies - an Astronomy Fieldguide"
edited by Mary FitzGerald - former dirctor of Johannesburg Planetarium.
 Few short notes and images of Transit of Mercury and Transit of Venus recently in the ASSA magazine.
 Astronomy Picture of the Day: 14 May 2004 - The grazing occultation of Zubenelgenubi during the lunar eclipse of 4 May 2004.
 Images published on Astronomy Magazine's. website and various other websites.
 Image published in "ASTRONOMY 365 DAYS" - The best of Astronomy Picture of the Day website by J T Bonnell and R J Nemiroff - Published by Abrams New York. ISBN 0-8109-5715-9
Light-polluted Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Noorspoort Guest Farm in the Karoo - very dark skies.
Holiday home on the coast - very dark skies.
All images on this Website were taken by the author unless otherwise specified.