Terry Moon (Tex)

Brief Bio

Graduated BSc (Hons) from Monash University in 1975, MSc from the University of Melbourne in 1979 and PhD from Monash University in 1984. In 1975 and 1976 I worked in the Infrared Astronomy group at Melbourne University. During 1984 and 1985 I undertook postdoctoral work in Astronomy at University College London. From 1986 I worked in the Defence Science & Technology Organisation where I enjoyed a multi-disciplinary career spanning electro-optical, infrared and radar technologies, operations research, systems engineering, complexity and network science and food science.

Since late-2002 I have undertaken research into variable stars as an avocation. My interests include M giants (SRs and Miras), eclipsing binaries and Symbiotic stars (SySt). I have experience in PEP and CCD photometry and have recently switched to using CMOS cameras for photometry. In particular I would like to help bring down the cost of photometry to get more citizen astronomers undertaking it.




Scottsdale, TAS

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