September 12, 2005: Paul Gray and I are pleased to report that we have discovered another supernova (mag ~16.3) in PGC33662 (a magnitude 15.4 galaxy in Ursa Major), as reported on IAU Circular 8600. It has been designated Supernova 2005ea.
April 14, 2005: This past weekend I installed a Boltwood Cloud Sensor. This is a really neat gadget. I still have lots to learn about its capabilities, but so far I'm impressed with it. I'm just starting to integrate it into my automation software, however, I have written some software and scripts to put its sky data on-line in real time.
January 11, 2005: Paul Gray and I are pleased to report that we have discovered a supernova (mag ~17.5) in UGC11066 (a magnitude 15.2 galaxy in Draco), as reported on IAU Circular 8462. It has been designated Supernova 2005B.
January 2, 2005: 2004 was a very productive year despite the generally more cloudy weather than is typical. My image logs tell me that I got useful images on 67 nights and collected about 5.6 gigabytes of image data! Not counting the pretty picture imaging, I imaged about 9500 galaxies (as part of the supernova search program that Paul Gray and I are working on) - lately as many as 500 per night. Of course, the big advantage of CCD imaging is being able to use those frequent clear evenings/nights when the Moon is up.