Choosing A Telescope
Telescope Aperture Considerations
Introduction to Planetary Sketching
Refractor Dobsonian Style Mounts
The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy
Saturn's Encke Minima and Encke Division
Nature and Travel Photography
Recommended Astronomy Books
A portion of Hadrian's Wall and fort, Hexham U.K.
Hadrian's Wall was a Roman defensive fortification built in Britain around 122 A.D.
It extended approximately 73 miles across the narrowest part of the U.K from the West Coast to the East Coast and was approximately 15 feet high and eight to ten feet deep.
As the Roman Empire in Britain declined between 380 A.D. and 410 A.D. the wall was abandoned and the stones were taken by the Britainís and used for constructing roads and buildings.
Sting (Gordon Sumner) sings about this in his song "All This Time":
"The teachers told us, the Romans built this place
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 - 2013, Eric Jamison, All rights reserved.
Thanks for visiting my web page. If you have any comments or questions please send me email.
"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 HerschelHere are some of my other Favorite Quotes.
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