Al Paslow Images

Al Paslow Astronomy Collection

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John Brashear Time Capsule

On March 24, 2015 I was inspecting the remains of the Brashear Factory ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2015 4:21am PST


Updated: Oct 15, 2012 10:23am PST

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is gone now. I've decided to post some images that will ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2012 4:19am PST

12 inch Dynascope - from the 1950's

I've decided to post images of a real classic telescope. This telescop ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2012 5:01pm PST

10 inch Refractor Renovation

The 10 inch D&G refractor was in need of some renovations. Please n ...

Updated: Feb 25, 2012 4:12am PST

Sky Shots

Hi - the first three images give the perspective of the Moon and the m ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2012 4:02am PST

Paul F. Campbell's photos

This is a collection of astronomical images, including the moon, plane ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2011 5:15pm PST

Allegheny Observatory 2011

Here are a few images taken during Open House September 30, 2011.

Updated: Oct 01, 2011 12:44pm PST

Telescope eyepieces & accessories

Pictures and videos of eyepieces, classic and modern as well as other ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2011 12:06pm PST

Sam Brown's Book - All about Tellescopes

A good ATM Primer. A Classic works. Selected pages by permission. For ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2011 12:26pm PST

20 inch Tectron

Here is a 20 inch Tectron instrument I have purchased from a local obs ...

Updated: Apr 05, 2011 3:27pm PST

Westminister College, Planetarium

Updated: Mar 31, 2011 10:23pm PST

Solar Observing in the Dominican Republic

The large sunspot group 1158 was observed and imaged by members of the ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2011 2:18am PST

Judith A. Resnik

This is on the CMU Campus in Pittsburgh. The picture was taken on the ...

Updated: Jan 29, 2011 8:06am PST

Moon Images

This page will continue to grow when more images become available. Mos ...

Updated: Jan 05, 2011 6:17pm PST

Rare 3 inch Clark Refractor

Recently I inspected a Classic Alvan Clark Telescope for a potential ...

Updated: Dec 14, 2010 5:25am PST

Brashear Center Museum

Dave and I are fortunate to live in the Pittsburgh, PA area which was ...

Updated: Dec 09, 2010 2:58pm PST

Sky Shots II

Updated: Dec 08, 2010 1:36pm PST

VW Vanagon on Rt. 88

Not sure of the year and engine condition. Likely needs exhaust work.

Updated: Nov 01, 2010 10:23am PST

Sun Dog

Taken from Pittsburgh's South Side Oct. 13, 2010 David L. Smith Phot ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2010 3:33pm PST

Paul F. Campbell Moon mosaic photos

Updated: Sep 26, 2010 8:24am PST


Updated: Sep 19, 2010 7:22pm PST

Stellafane 2010

I made the trip to Stellafane in Springfield VT to attand the 2010 Spr ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2010 7:22am PST

Mellon Park Stars

This is Mellon Park in Pittsburgh, PA the lights in the field are a st ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2010 8:08pm PST

VW Syncros, Morgantown, WV

Updated: Jul 10, 2010 10:30pm PST

Solar Halo

This a solar halo taken on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA on April 2 ...

Updated: Apr 27, 2010 10:22am PST

Snow, Pittsburgh Feb. 6, 2010

this is our around 18" of snow. taken from Pittsburgh's South Side. Da ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2010 2:42pm PST

Lunar X Oct 25 2009

Elusive phenomenon is imaged ! We managed to observe the Cross or "X" ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2010 4:53pm PST

Christmas 2009

Christmas at our house. Family members in from from Wisconsin too!

Updated: Dec 30, 2009 3:23pm PST

Allegheny Observatory - Machine Shop etc.

Pictures obtained while I was working as a volunteer on the evening of ...

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 4:11pm PST

New Pittsburgh Street Lights

These are images of some of the city's new LED Street lights. The loca ...

Updated: Aug 29, 2009 6:41pm PST

Dominican Republic Astro Images

Recently, our goods friends in the Dominican republic have sent us som ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2009 4:50pm PST

Rainbow, PGH

This partial rainbow was on Sunday June 29, 2008 by Dave Smith from th ...

Updated: Aug 10, 2009 5:23pm PST

Green Bank

Vist to see Radio Telescopes & Alan Bean from Apollo12.

Updated: Jul 19, 2009 7:12pm PST


Stormie makes a visit to what used to be Yenko Chevrolet home of the f ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2009 7:56pm PST

Other Telescopes & Optics

I have owned, made and acquired various instruments over time. I've ma ...

Updated: Mar 07, 2009 2:45pm PST

Steeler's Superbowl Home Parade

February 3, 2009- Pittsburgh, PA. The Steeler's marched down Grant Str ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2009 3:01pm PST

Brett's Trip to L.A.

Brett and R Kelly take a trip to Southern California to visit their fr ...

Updated: Aug 21, 2008 3:36am PST

Eagle Rock Observatory

Eagle Rock Observatory is located in the foothills of Idaho's Caribou ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2008 11:07am PST

A Day at Niagara Falls

On the way home from the Stellafane Telescope Convention in Vermont we ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2008 5:20pm PST

Abe Lincoln's son - Robert's Observatory

Classic 6 inch Brashear Refractor in Vermont.

Updated: Aug 06, 2008 5:14pm PST

Stellafane 2008

We make the 600 miles trip to Vermont - Images taken at this years tel ...

Updated: Aug 05, 2008 4:40am PST

Thunder Clouds & Storms

June 23, 2008. Thunder storms & ominous clouds roll past South Hills V ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2008 4:04pm PST

Moon May 6, 2008 & Mercury?

I went out to take a photo of the Moon. After Returning I found the Mo ...

Updated: May 06, 2008 6:42pm PST

Implosion of St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

This is a series of photos of the implosion of the old St. Francis Hos ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2008 3:59pm PST

Comet Holmes

One of the strangest Comets ever seen. Increase in brilliance of 500,0 ...

Updated: Oct 29, 2007 6:38pm PST

Schomer Observatory

Mark Schomer of Connellsville, PA build this beautiful & stylish obser ...

Updated: Sep 16, 2007 11:05am PST

McDonald's Museum

During Memorial Day Weekend , 2007 I stumbled accross this huge McDona ...

Updated: Sep 02, 2007 8:23pm PST

John Dobson - Science Center

John Dobson on April 1, 2006 attended Astronomy Day at the Carnegie Sc ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2007 5:31pm PST

Josh's Prom May 25. 007

The Bethel Park, PA High School had the senior prom on friday ...

Updated: May 26, 2007 4:07pm PST

Ice Crystals

The winter weather has been quite harsh over the past several days dur ...

Updated: May 02, 2007 8:28pm PST

Paul F. Campbell's Sunsets , clouds and wildlife photos

This is a collection of Sunsets, clouds and wildlife from my home in W ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2007 5:56pm PST

4.25 Reflectors

Light and small, easy to take on a trip this is a very nice size instr ...

Updated: Apr 03, 2007 2:50am PST

Astro Images by Dan McKeel

Friend and fellow member of the AAAP, - Daniel McKeel of Upper St Cla ...

Updated: Mar 21, 2007 6:08pm PST


Hi, I'm Stormie Paslow and this is my website. I turned 6 years old in ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2007 3:55am PST

Comet McNaught C/2006 P1

This beautiful object was recently located in the evening sky and ear ...

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 8:33pm PST

Lunar Halo By Dave Smith

These are Dave Smith photos taken in Jan ...

Updated: Jan 03, 2007 11:37am PST

New Years Day Sun

Just for fun I took several images of the big sun early Jan 1, 2007. H ...

Updated: Jan 01, 2007 1:06pm PST

John Dobson's Visit

On March 29, 2006 - The famous John Dobson arrived in Pittsburgh, PA f ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2006 3:32pm PST

Woodland Hills School Dist. Refractor

This 9 inch refractor was made by C. E. Mackett & Co Mfrs & Opticians ...

Updated: Nov 12, 2006 2:21am PST

Party at Triple "B" Farms

Friday Oct 6, 2006 we were invited to a birthday party at Triple "B" F ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2006 5:26am PST

Allegheny Observatory, Open House Sept 29, 2006 Dave Smith's Photos

The University of Pittsburgh holds an open house every year at its All ...

Updated: Sep 30, 2006 7:48pm PST

West Va -

Lately, I have been working in a very rural area called Romney, West V ...

Updated: Sep 28, 2006 4:00pm PST

Chrissie and Richard's Almost Heaven Star Party 2006 Images

Off we go with kayaks and telescopes to the Almost Heaven Star Party o ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2006 10:17am PST

Stormie Pictures

Updated: Dec 23, 2005 2:32am PST

4.25 " Edmund Palomar Jr. Telescope

This telescope is a mint condition instrument made by Edmund Scientifi ...

Updated: Oct 05, 2005 6:46pm PST

Venus & Jupiter Sept 2005

Updated: Sep 06, 2005 6:43pm PST

Astronomical Trip to the Dominican Republic

The images here tell a story of a trip my family and I enjoyed to the ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2005 7:18pm PST

The Dominican Astronomical Society

During my trip to the Dominican Republic in August 2005 I met a number ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2005 8:06am PST

6 inch Jaegers Refractor Telescope

A 6 inch F-10 Refractor is an interesting telescope that I considered ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2005 8:26pm PST

Carl Sagan's Porsche at the University of Arizona

I shot this image of Dr. Sagan's Porsche in the fall of 1977 while I w ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2005 10:30am PST

1958 Cave 10 inch f-7 Telescope

An unusual original Cave 10 inch f 7.2 Newtonian Telescope. E-mail me ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2005 7:40am PST

Venus & Mercury June 05

Updated: Jul 01, 2005 8:19pm PST

My Trip to Mars

I boarded my machine and made way for a journey to a mysterious place. ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2005 4:17pm PST


Updated: May 31, 2005 7:15pm PST

Brett's Prom- May 20, 2005

Updated: May 21, 2005 8:37am PST

Eric Ramos - Friend & Advanced Amateur in the Dominican Republic.

"My name is Eric Ramos, I'm 52, and live in Santo Domingo, Dominican R ...

Updated: May 16, 2005 4:37am PST

My 14.25 inch Star-Liner Telescope

Large apeture and accurate drives make this instrument an ideal telesc ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2005 7:00pm PST


Updated: Mar 03, 2005 6:27pm PST

Cave Telescopes

Updated: Feb 27, 2005 6:27pm PST

Cleveland Mount

Updated: Jan 30, 2005 4:01pm PST

18 inch Ritchey-Chretien at Unv. Florida

This instrument was made for Jim Jacobson of Coulter Optical Co in Cal ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2005 8:01pm PST

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