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Director, General Nathan Twining Observatory (GNTO)
The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS)
Pieces of Sky
Attention astronomy and astrophotography enthusiasts: Deep Sky
Southwest has arrived!
Deep Sky Southwest is an exciting new computer screensaver featuring
50 stunning astrophotos captured in the American Southwest by amateur
astronomers. The product was developed by the non-profit organization
TAAS (The Albuquerque Astronomical Society), and includes both color
and black & white images of galaxies, nebulae, clusters, constellations,
comets, and other celestial delights.
Deep Sky Southwest was created using professional screensaver
authoring software. It installs easily and runs without a hitch on
Windows operating systems. The screensaver comes packaged
in a jewel-case with a full-color cover. Included is an informational
insert explaining the objects seen on the screensaver, making this
an excellent educational gift for children of all ages. Actually, it is a
wonderful gift for anyone-you don't need to be an astronomer to
appreciate the beauty of the cosmos.
The images on Deep Sky Southwest were donated by amateur
astrophotographers David Nelson Blair, Nancy Davis, Carl Frisch,
Barry Gordon, Dan Richey, and John Sefick. The screensaver was
developed entirely by volunteers, as a fundraising project to support
TAAS's public astronomy outreach activities.
For ordering information, as well as to view some thumbnail images
from the screensaver, visit www.taas.org/screensav