Read an article about Loren published in 2001 by the Huntsville Times.
Emerald Lane Observatory (IAU/MPC Observatory Code 843) is located very conveniently near Loren Ball's home in Decatur, Alabama.
This 16-inch Meade LX-200 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) is the workhorse
of Loren's asteroid-hunting program.
As a favor, Loren imaged the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL)
satellite on June 21 2003 around 23:00 CDT. This is a one-minute exposure, showing stars to about magnitude 19. INTEGRAL appears as a
diagonal streak of about magnitude 17.5, about 97,000 kilometers away from Decatur. Click the image to see
Loren participated in the High Energy Astrophysics Workshop of the
meeting of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), held in Huntsville.
Loren is the distinguished gentleman standing 140 pixels from the left, 30 from the top.