My name is Carl Gilbertson.

I have been an amateur astronomer since before I knew what that was. Always looking up.

I started out with just my eyes and some star charts, can’t remember where I got them from. Then moved on to binoculars and some star charts that the RASC aimed me to. Next was a crappy old refractor on a super shaky alt/az mount. Moved on to a little Newtonian reflector on a better mount.

Since then I have had numerous other telescopes, binoculars, eyepieces, filters, imaging devices, software and other gadgets and doodads.

I am also a voracious reader of astronomy and other science books, magazines, webpages and other literature.

Clear Skies to all.