Shallowsky.com is the web site of Akkana Peck, covering a wide range of topics.
"Shallow Sky" encompasses the solar system: observation of our moon, the planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, and the sun. The term was invented by David North as a pun on the "Deep Sky" term long used by observers of galaxies, nebulae and other distant targets.
Now out in its second edition.
I give talks on a variety of technical and semi-technical subjects.pho image viewer and metapho image organizer, the Saver and Pandora GIMP plug-ins, PyTopo tiled map viewer, many little astronomy apps, Crikey for mapping strings to keys, assorted useful scripts, and plenty of other free open source software.
Or you can browse my Github repositories, including <
I'm a software developer specializing in Linux and open source.
I'm also a technical and science writer.
Shallow Sky: a mailing list for lunar and planetary observers, and FAQs about shallow sky observing.
I also wrote the monthly Shallow Sky column for the SJAA Ephemeris for many years.
Please visit the Shallow Sky Bookstore for book recommendations, and help support this site! Thanks!