Hi and welcome to my site for amateur astronomers.


News: Ralph begins asteroid photometric observations: Click here.

News: GMARS Meteor Camera Records "Famous Fireball":  Click here.

News: The Adventures of The Wuhan4™ Movie (2009 Solar Eclipse):  Click here.

News: Blog for July '09 China Solar Eclipse Expedition:  Click here.

News: Megna, Stephens Present Asteroid Paper at SAS: Click here.

News: The Messier Marathon 2009 Movie: Click here.

News: PopeScope gets Buck's Gears upgrade: Click here.

News: Spectroscopy at Megnaritaville. Click here.

News: Ralph posts video of his visit to Pad 39B at KSC: Click here.

Veil Nebula from Megnaritaville - September 2008

I am Ralph Megna. By day I am a real estate development consultant, but many of my evenings and weekends are devoted to amateur astronomy. I am active in my local astronomical club, as well as annual events such as Nightfall that draw regional and national participants.

I have also been using Macintosh computers for over 30 years (began with a Lisa in 1983). Part of my purpose in putting up this website is to illustrate how the Mac can make amateur astronomy a more enjoyable and rewarding hobby.

If you want to contact me about anything on this site, feel free to email me at:


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