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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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How to collimate a telescope

July 16, 2015 |

By collimating your reflector you are fine tuning your viewing experience. The process of collimation involves lining up all the mirrors of your telescope so that the reflected light is directed directly up the focus tube to your eye

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How to Make a Solar Filter

July 15, 2015 | | One Comment

The summer time is not a great time for stargazing, the nights are very short and the it does not get dark until very late.

However I decided to use this as an opportunity to do some solar gazing.

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The pale blue dot – I love this quote from Carl Sagan – something that would do us all good to keep in mind

July 16, 2014 |

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our … Continue reading Read More

A Change of Tact!

July 5, 2014 |

I have been away from this blog and astronomy in truth for a while, For the last 9 months I have been embroiled in the most frustrating undertaking someone can embark on, Buying a House!. Unfortunately this has taken up … 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

Finding E.T.

January 27, 2014 |

Found Him!!

If it only was that easy, The search for ET is one that has consumed mankind for centuries. This search has intensified in recent years with the growing number of Exo-Planets being discovered and it is only going … Continue reading

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Curious Capella

December 9, 2013 |

I went out this evening with my main goal being to get some good observing done on the moon, However due to some freaky weather clouds seemed to surround the moon all evening long, This did however allow me to … Continue reading

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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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