W e l c o m e

Welcome to my collection of astronomy Deep-Sky Sketches, observations of the Sun, and video capture images. Deep-Sky Sketches are simply 'drawings' or 'sketches' of astronomical objects viewed through a telescope. Sketching is easy to do and requires no other equipment besides your telescope, pencil & paper.

Since 1991, I've been an active observer of our closet star, the Sun. I started out with white-light observing of sunspots, and have progressed to more specialized H-alpha and CaK filters showing flares, prominences, and other interesting solar structures.
In May of 1996, I converted a backyard 'barn shed' into an amateur observatory dedicated to solar observing, called "Big Woodchuck Solar Observatory".

In 2001, I began experimenting with using security type video cameras with telescopes. Since then, I've specialized in the area of Videoastronomy.

Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA