I was recently chatting with John A. Davis, a renowned astrophotographer
He started dabbling in Astrophotography back in 2007, when he purchased
his first Celestron 8 telescopes.
In fact, you may know of John through his other work. if you've ever heard of The adventurers of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius , well that is his work.
John also directed another animated movie in 2006, called the Ant Bully .
He learn't stop motion animation early in his career.
Stop motion animation is simply where figures are used, and multiple shots are taken
as the figure is slightly repositioned, to create apparent movement.
The master of stop action animation, was the late, great Ray Harryhausen,|
which you may recall, did the stop action animation from way back, on films
like Mighty Joe Young, and the Sinbad series of films, in the 1960's.
Imagine John's surprise, when Harryhausen dropped by his offices one day,
to check out his studio productions and asked him: "so how do you do it?".
The master asking the student. My, how things change!
So John, now spends a great deal of his time taking great astrophoto's of the
night sky and you have likely seen several published in the various astronomy magazines.
And you can also see several at his website: http://www.bucksnortobservatory.com
It's remarkable work.
The odd name of the observatory, stems from the deer on the property, that would
basically make loud snorting sounds.
Enjoy your Sunday,
PS Some big news coming up this week, so stay tuned. It's going to be the Astrocats