Jay Ellis is a retired airborne radar system engineer living in Plano Texas. He has been interested in astronomy since his childhood growing up in Kansas but did not became involved until 2006 when he purchased his first telescope after seeing images produced by astrophotographers posted on the internet. These images struck a nerve and he decided this was something he had to be involved with.
He started attending the Texas Star Party in 2007 and is a member of the Texas Astronomical Society in Dallas Texas. He began imaging with an SCT at long local lengths but quickly evolved into his current imaging setup using a Takahashi TOA-130 and an FLI ML11002 camera riding on a Takahashi EM-200 mount. His primary interest is imaging deep sky objects.
Now that he is retired he plans to spend as much time as he can under the stars at various star parties and the Three Rivers Foundation facilities.
Jay will be an instructor for: