The Best Telescope Book - September 2020
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Allan Hall is author born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and raised in Huntsville, Texas, photographer, amateur astronomer/astrophotographer, and an information technology expert. He has worked in information technologies since 1981, has been employed as a part time photographer and began his own commercial photography company. He was given the photographic and technical-writing skills he needed to share his passions by these endeavors.
Allan has released several novels, including "Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography", "Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography", "Getting Started: Visible Astronomy", "Messier Astrophotography Reference" and the bestselling "Getting Started: With an Equatorial Telescope Mount." Articles, publications, and his images are featured on TV, in radio, and in both print and online publications.
In his spare time, Allan appreciates a wide assortment of indoor and outdoor activities, such as cycling, collecting fountain pens, fencing, and amateur radio. He's become a performer of the Huntsville Amateur Astronomical Society, the Astronomical League, along with the North Houston Astronomy Club in Addition to being part of the United States Fencing Association. Sue Ann, he and his wife since 1989, enjoy driving his MINI Coopers and caring for the cats they have rescued over. See all Allan Hall products
Anthony Galvan III
Anthony Galvan III (Tony) grew up as an Army Brat and from the time he'd graduated from high school proved to be a experienced world-traveler.
His interest in science and things mechanical directed him to pursue pictures while in high school. He continued his passion and make two lst Set awards.
He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in science fiction. Working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, he honed his specialized photography skills and has been introduced to various facets of astrophotography. He's taught at Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Syracuse University and Santa Barbara City College. He's worked on major feature films and tv series and is a part of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
His photographs and technical illustrations have been released by Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines, the Los Angeles Times and the American Zoological Association, to mention several. He's had several photos selected for NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD) and his rocket launching images are released by CNN and transported by the Associated Press to various books world-wide.
This book is the end result of a presentation made at the Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RMTC) at which he had been encouraged to write his approach to no-scope astrophotography.
Tony continues his love of global travel together with his wife Joan. He now images from Goleta, California. See all Anthony Galvan III products