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About The Photographer

Chanan G.Chanan G. is happily married with 2 wonderful kids. Since 2005, he has been serving as Senior Director of Business Development for Model N Inc. Prior to that, he was Founder & CEO of Privia Inc (6 years), and prior to that, he was Founder & CEO of Click Online (7 years).

We recently caught up with Chanan via email to ask him some questions about his astronomy / astro-imaging hobby. Here were his responses:

What is your level of experience in astronomy (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert)?

How long have you been involved in the astronomy hobby?
8 Years

What is your level of experience in astro-imaging (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert)?

What is your favorite Orion product?
12" Goto Dobsonian (it rocks! best star party machine ever built)

How many telescopes do you own?
Eight scopes (sold a few, was above 10)

Are you a member of an astronomy club? If so, which one?
San Mateo County Astronomical Society, where I serve as Vice President and board member
Peninsula Astronomical Society
Fremont Peak Observatory Association (intermitent membership)

What is your favorite viewing location?
Glacier Point Yosemite

What is your typical viewing location?
Crest View Park San Carlos, CA

What is your favorite object to observe?
Planetary Nebulae, Alberio, Globulars

What is your favorite object to image?
Emission and Planetary nebulae

Date Taken: 09/27/2008
Photographer: Chanan G
Location: San Carlos, CA (San Mateo County Astro Society Star Party)
Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Camera: Orion StarShoot Deep Space Pro Imaging Camera
Processing: MaxIm DL, CCD Stack (no flats)
Exposure: e.g. 15 x 120 sec. + 5 X 180 Sec
Other Equipment Used: Orion 10 inch f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope, Orion StarShoot Pro V2.0 Deep Space Color CCD Imaging Camera
Notes: MaxIm DL, CCD Stack (no flats)

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