Demographics

Name

Mark Blackford

Brief Bio

Space enthusiast since watching first moon landing at primary school in 1969. Member of Astronomical Society of NSW (ASNSW) since 1979. Joined the American Association of Variable Stars (AAVSO) and Variable Stars South (VSS) in 2010. Currently VSS Director. Mainly observing eclipsing binaries but interested in exoplanet transits and cataclysmic variables as well.

Principal author of the AAVSO DSLR Photometry Observer Manual and Software Tutorials. Currently learning CCD photometry with my new SBIG STT-3200 camera and GSO 14″ RC.

Country

Australia

City

Congarinni

Techniques used

CCD, DSLR