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Astronomer and software developer with interest and expertise in sky surveys, observing strategy and efficiency, data science, open science, and image processing.


Sep
18
answered How to calculate how many degrees the Sun is from the horizon?
Sep
4
asked What equipment is needed for equatorial drift scanning/TDI with a Dobsonian?
Aug
13
answered Do red galaxies have red star-lit skies?
Aug
12
asked What is the format for “local catalog” files used by JSkyCat?
Aug
7
answered What objects/states of objects with absolute magnitude do we know of?
Jul
28
answered What is an approximation of the average number of supernovae every century in the Milky Way?
Jul
27
answered How to identify the objects in an astrophoto, and what portion of the sky it covers?
Jul
14
answered Why is the universe so organized?
Jun
29
answered Standards for scientific metadata in common-use image formats?
Jun
27
answered What are the easiest ways to get data out of a FITS file without a library?
Jun
27
asked What are the easiest ways to get data out of a FITS file without a library?
Jun
25
answered How can one predict the length of the Synodic month? Why is it irregular?
Jun
24
answered What is the simplest way to prove that the Earth orbits the Sun?
Jun
18
answered Why don't we have a better telescope than the Hubble Space Telescope?
Jun
17
answered How long would it take to scan the visible universe for unique signals?
Jun
16
answered Recommend good book(s) about the “scientific method” as it relates to astronomy/astrophysics?
Jun
12
answered What do the colors in false color images represent?
Jun
7
asked How does atmospheric seeing evolve over time?
Jun
6
answered What is meant when it is said that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic?
Jun
5
answered What is the typical career path to become a professional Astronomer?