Hi there. Thanks for visiting my site. Here's a little info about me.
My name is Bruce Rayne, and I live in Sydney, Australia. I've always been interested in astronomy, but I have never had the money to invest in the equipment I wanted. I have owned a Canon EOS 300D digital camera since their release, as I do some photography in my full-time job, but I never had a telescope worthy of astrophotography. In January 2005, I had the opportunity to purchase a Meade LXD55 8" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, and since then I've never looked back.
If you view my image gallery, you will notice that they aren't the best. Indeed there are people out there taking far better photos, but I still love doing it, and I still get a kick out of the results I'm getting.
One of the wonderful things about this hobby is the real sense of community and generosity with other hobbyists. Everyone I have spoken to so far has been unbelievably helpful and informative.
I also write non-astronomy software for the Macintosh. Click here to visit my software website.
Feel free to email me with any questions about the hobby, the site, or anything at all!

Bruce Rayne