18 May 2013
This sub-domain of the WT5L.COM web site is dedicated to displaying and documenting my accomplishments in the difficult and often frustrating field of astrophotography. My home location is on the east coast of Florida approximately 30 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center. Although this seaside location suffers from moderate light pollution and frequent wind, I am fortunate to live near to one of the nation's best dark sky locations at the Chiefland Astronomy Village (CAV). I am also fortunate to be able to travel to CAV for most new Moon weekends throughout the year. The majority of my astronomical imaging is now done at the Chiefland Astronomy Village with some, mainly narrow-band imaging, done at my home in Indialantic.
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Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida
Latitude: 29o 25m 12s North
Longitude: 82o 51m 00s West
Latitude: 28o 05m 00s North
Longitude: 80o 36m 00s West