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Choosing A Telescope

Telescope Aperture Considerations

Astronomical Sketches

Introduction to Planetary Sketching

Visual Observations

Refractor Dobsonian Style Mounts

Equipment Reviews

Favorite Quotes

The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy

Saturn's Encke Minima and Encke Division

Nature and Travel Photography


Astronomy Humor


Recommended Astronomy Books


Winter Moon with Snow on Hillside.

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Welcome To Eric Jamison's Astronomy and Photography Home Page

I began observing the stars, constellations, Moon and planets with the unaided eye in the 1950's. In the 1960's I observed my first total lunar eclipse, and in 1971 I observed my first total solar eclipse. I purchased my first telescope in 1972. I set this web page up to help encourage and inspire others interested in astronomy.

On this web site you will find articles I have written on choosing a telescope, telescope aperture considerations, introduction to sketching, the history of astronomy, and equipment reviews.

Also you will find drawings and visual observations I have made of the planets, deep-sky objects, comets, as well as astrophotographs and nature photographs I have taken.

Please feel free to stop by from time to time as I will be adding new material in the future.

All photographs, drawings, and articles: © 2000 - 2016, Eric Jamison, All rights reserved.

Thanks for visiting my web page.

"I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods." -- Ptolemy

"The heavens declare the glory of God." -- Psalm 19:1

"God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars." -- Genesis 1:16

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." -- Vincent van Gogh

"It is only during an eclipse that the man in the moon has a place in the sun." -- Anonymous

"The world will little note nor long remember what we say here but it can never forget what they did here."-- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

"We will be known forever by the tracks that we leave." -- Native American Proverb

"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." -- Native American Proverb

"However long we live, life is short, so I work. And however important man becomes, he is nothing compared to the stars. There are secrets, dear sister, and it is for us to reveal them. Your name, like mine, is a song. -- Caroline Herschel

"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." Sarah Williams

"Dinosaurs became extinct because they did not have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program it'll serve us right!" -- Larry Niven

"A huge granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being." -- Ansel Adams

Here are some of my other Favorite Quotes

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