Since the advent of reasonably priced CCD imagers, amateur astronomers have been
making record discoveries of many night sky objects.
No one has found Planet X yet, but that won't discourage some.
Imagine, an 11 year old discovering a Supernova.
Yes, it's happened, and best of all right here in Canada. in New Brunswick.
Many amateur astronomers have serious research programs in place.
What makes it possible of course is computerized and robotic amateur
telescopes, which can be operated from your own backyard.
The danger of getting into CCD imaging of course, is that it can become
Imagine, you could give up sleep time for the joy of imaging, and then processing
your images to see what you've got.
If CCD imaging is something you have considered dabbling in seriously, then you will
want equipment that is up to the task.
Right now, we are offering two Celestron NIghtscape CCD cameras' on sale.
You can check them out here:
You might find your passion for astronomy taking a new turn, in a new direction
which also allows you the latitude of contributing to science at the same time.
Certainly something to think about,
PS Back in the day, amateur astronomers had to overcome a lot more obstacles, to succeed.
Today we are fortunate that CCD imaging has put the odds in your favour