G. Shows Off His Stuff
gallery of astrophotography has been compiled from the work of Douglas
G. Ostroski. He is well known to club members as the three-time former
president of the club ('93, '96 and '97). He is one of the most senior
members of the Club, having joined it in its infancy, in 1990.
a former aerospace designer, he does enjoy his toys. He was employed at Ford Aerospace,
working on weapons systems. He then switched employers and worked for
several years for Rockwell International, spending time on the design of
the Space Shuttle's cockpit electronics and rocket motors. He may
therefore be forgiven for a more than common devotion to space lore.
has been producing astronomical photographs for over twenty years.
Annotated samples are reproduced below. He has also produced a number of
original works of space art. We are hopeful that with a little gentle persuasion
we might get to showcase a few of those too.
took most of these pictures using a Ed Byers 812 mount and an Olympus
OM-1 camera loaded with ASA 400-1600 film. His scope is a Celestron C-11
which occupies pride of place in Doug's very own backyard observatory
page shows off some of his nebular and galactic photography.
News Flash: Doug's going digital in 2009!
He has recently acquired a Nikon DSLR and an Orion One Shot Color
Digital Camera. See the below gallery for his digital shots.
Another News Flash: Doug has
upgraded his scope once again. He now sports a 12" Meade Schmidt
Cassegrain on a wedge mount. (Pictured below)