Dogwood Ridge Observatory came about in the fall
of 2002. While the new home was being built a friend of mine and member
of our astronomy club, Charlottesville
Astronomical Society CAS,
assisted in the construction of the observatory.
Since 2002 there have been improvements and enhancements but
it's mission has not changed. This site is intended to help share the
night wonders observed here with friends, family and anyone with an
interest. On this site I try to explain the use of the equipment in obtaining
these digital images as well as some explanation of the process used
to acquire and process them. As this site is under constant
updating as the skies allow, please visit often. If you are interested
in keeping our rural skies dark, please visit
The International Dark
Sky Association and
Turning Night Into Day: The Facts About Light Pollution for information on how you can
This site is best viewed at 1024 x 768 or higher
resolution. Please use the bar below to adjust your monitor so you can
see the 17 blocks below.
Gray Scale Bar
NEC Reprocessed Images
Latest Images Posted
My Pix Insight Starter Guide
Pollution and its Ecological Effects"