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View from a Scope | September 26, 2021

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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.

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First attempt of astrophotography

October 11, 2012 | | One Comment

This is my first attempt at astrophotography, no telescope just a canon 400d dslr, an argos catalogue on a car as a mount (just like the pros) a little bit of photoshop and a lot of guesswork.

But I am quite pleased at how they turned out. I have a few more shots that I haven’t got a chance to look at yet but will hopefully get to them over the weekend.

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My Search For My First Telescope

October 11, 2012 |

What prompted me to start this blog was the flood of information I got when researching my first telescope. At the moment I don’t have one and to be honest I am still learning all about the different components and capabilities on offer.

A few things considerations I have are,

1. This is most definitely a starter scope, I am not interested in spending thousands of pounds on a telescope (yet!)

2. I would like to be able to capture some photographs of the night sky without too much extra investment.

3. Needs to be relatively portable, in that I will be bringing it in and out of the house.

4. Not concerned with using the telescope for land viewing.

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