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Astrophotography

Totally Extreme Stargazing

July 18, 2015 |

As far as stargazing goes it doesn’t get more extreme than looking at our own Sun. In this article i will go through the steps needed to safely look at the Sun through a telescope. I will also try and … Continue reading

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Observation Report 23/03/2014

March 23, 2014 |

The Setup

Well it has been a long time, to long really. This winter was very bad in terms of cloud cover and any nights that seemed to be clear did not suit me. But as luck would … Continue reading Read More

Amazing Time Lapse Video of the Night Sky over Mauna Kea, Hawaii

December 29, 2013 |

An Amazing piece of work from Sean Goebel.Read More

A View from My Scope – October 11th – Observation Report

October 13, 2013 |

11 October 2013

This morning was the first time in a long time that I had a chance to take the telescope out and get some real good stargazing done.

Although I had work this morning, I got an early … Continue reading

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Lost in Triangulum?

September 8, 2013 |

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth. This Galaxy is a member of our own local group of Galaxies which include the The Milky Way, Andromeda and about 30 other smaller galaxies. On … Continue reading

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Advances in Astrophotography – Early deep-sky images

August 28, 2013 |

In the early years, not everyone was convinced of the merits of astrophotography and many astronomers still preferred to sketch what they saw. Early photography was difficult and unreliable. As these problems were overcome, the next generation of astronomers came … Continue reading

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Advances in Astrophotography – Early Images of Planets

August 25, 2013 |

After Daguerre success photographing the Moon, it became clear that photography will have a great impact on astronomy.

However it was not until 1858 that the first success came in photographing a body contained within our … Continue reading Read More

Advances in Astrophotography – The First Photo of the Moon

August 22, 2013 | | One Comment

It used to be the reserve of the super rich or elite astronomical societies, but with advances in technology, very clear and detailed photographs of the night sky can be produced by anyone.

Cheap web camera … Continue reading Read More

Getting Started with Deep Sky Astrophotography

April 18, 2013 |

When I was deciding which telescope to purchase I had read a lot of articles that suggested for novices something on an azimuth mount would be a good place to start. This kind of mount would allow you to simply … Continue reading

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Using Registax

February 28, 2013 | | 3 Comments

Stacking the Footage

Ok so from the last post we have captured our footage and are now ready to move this into Registax for stacking. What this program does is analyse the video, splits the video into frames, removes the … Continue reading

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