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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

4 Seasons in a Year

May 27, 2013 |

Why does the Earth have Seasons?

At the moment, in Ireland anyway the weather is crazy. It seems like we are having 4 seasons in one day. This I cannot explain. What I can explain however is why the earth has … Continue reading

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Ground Control to Major Tom

May 13, 2013 |

This is just cool.

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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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The End of the Hunting Season for Orion

March 11, 2013 |

Constellation Orion

With winter finally ending and although I will not miss the cold & wet, I will miss this constellation, my favourite by far Orion the Hunter.

So before it falls completely out of sight I want to run … 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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Using Sharpcap

February 23, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Capturing Your Target

In the last post I went through the process of modifing your web cam and setting up your laptop with the programs necessary to use a webcam for astrophotography. In this post I will go through the set … Continue reading

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