Welcome to
Los Angeles Astronomy
This website is about astronomy and the imaging of astronomical objects with telescopes and digital cameras called CCDs (charged coupled devices).  My home is in Los Angeles, less than 5 minutes from LAX.  It's the second largest metropolitan area in the country and has more than its share of light and air pollution.   It's a challenging vantage point to say the least and I find that I must drive an hour or three to get to really dark spots to do the imaging I enjoy.  My main implements of destruction these days are RCOS & Takahashi telescopes and SBIG STL cameras.

I've been imaging since the summer of 2000 and still have much to learn.  I'd appreciate your feedback.  I hope you enjoy the site and visit often!

Bill Patterson
bill@laastro.com   
Deep Sky Gallery

Summer 2006 Globular Clusters

Baker's Dozen of My Favorite Images


New Observatory Completed

First Light at New Observatory

Latest Images - Updated October 2006

Summer 2005 Widefield Gallery

Joint Venture Projects

Solar System

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Photographer, Site & Equipment

Contact me
Last updated: 7/30/07
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Astro, my junior
observing assistant
NGC7538 Nebula in Cepheus
2007 Globular Cluster Gallery w/8 new images
Bill & Brendan, future great astronomer!
IC5067 - Eye of the Pelican Nebula
Comet & Asteroid Fly-bys
Featuring new Comet Linear Animation
Latest Image - NGC4565