Mike Ropelewski is an active member of the British Astronomical Association and the Webb Society. His main interests are the study of aurorae, comets, double stars and eclipses. His instrumentation includes 15 x 45 stabilised binoculars, a 102 mm SCT and a 250 mm Newtonian reflector in its own observatory. In 1999, the Webb Society published his first book entitled A Visual Atlas of Double Stars. During daylight hours Mike is a computer programmer/analyst by profession. Apart from astronomy, he enjoys gardening, music, poetry and steam railways.
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