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About Me

Hi! I’m Steve Riley. I’ve been interested in astronomy my whole life, and built my backyard observatory in 2005. That was quite a project. The entire roof rolls of onto rails behind the observatory, and the telescope swings up and is ready to go in minutes. Sadly, light pollution is a major issue here, even in the foothills of the Sierras. I am just too close to Sacramento. This section of my web page is a blog of what I was doing in astronomy. My main site at (or click on the Astronomy Images link in the main menu) contains pictures of my observatory, telescope, and all my images.