My name is Sean Welton, and Visual Astronomy is the story of my experiences and advice in amateur astronomy. Founded in December of 2007, Visual Astronomy has grown exponentially and is now a major player in the space blogosphere.Originally, the blog was intended to be a mostly private log of my attempts to "bag" all the Messier deep-sky objects.Suddenly, the blog started to get popular, however, and I soon found that I had actual subscribers. It was then that I decided to take the blog in a whole new direction, and start writing meaningful posts and advice. I'd like to thank these first subscribers, as they made this blog what it is today. Without them, this would still be a simple log of observations.
There are so many Web sites for astronomy and stargazing. When I Googled the word "stargazing," there were almost two million Web sites available, and when I browsed "astronomy," there were more than 43 million sites. The choices are astronomical.