Richard Berry has built telescopes, observed celestial events, photographed stars and galaxies, and written about astronomical imaging all his life. In his earlier days, he designed rocket payloads, tested space-qualified hardware, and built imaging cameras. As a writer/editor, from 1976 until 1991, Richard was the Editor of ASTRONOMY, a large-circulation magazine for astronomy enthusiasts, His first book, Build Your Own Telescope, is a still-in-print classic in the do-it-yourself genre. Among amateur astronomers, he’s best known for his 700-page tome, The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing, and its accompanying AIP4Winimage-processing software.