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My Main Telescope - C14 and Paramount ME

My new Paramount MyT and 8-inch Ritchey-Chretien Telescope

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My Meade 12 inch SCT on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

My 4 inch Meade Refractor with Sky Watcher Guidescope and ZWO camera on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mount with Canon 40D


My Solar setup using a DSLR and Mylar Filter on my ETX90

DSLR attached to ETX90. LiveView image of 2015 partial eclipse on Canon 40D

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 I try to log my observing and related activities in a regular blog - sometimes there will be a delay but I usually catch up. An index of all my blogs is on the main menu at the top of the page with daily, weekly or monthly views. My Twitter feed is below. I am also interested in photograping wildlife when I can and there is a menu option above to look at some of my images. I try to keep the news feeds from relevant astronomical sources up to date and you will need to scroll down to find these.

The Celestron 14 is mounted on a Paramount ME that I have been using for about 10 years now - you can see that it is mounted on a tripod so is a portable set up. I still manage to transport it on my own and set it all up even though I have just turned 70! It will run for hours centering galaxies in the 12 minute field even when tripod mounted.


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Day 65 Your chance for astronomy in Almeria


My good friends Andy and Judy Devey have started up an astronomy Bed and Breakfast business in Almeria in Southern Spain. They have a property that has a tremendous view of the southern sky and is in an area that offers many other opportunities - not just astronomy. It is all described on their website.


Andy is well known as a solar astronomer and moved to the area specifically to benefit from the many hours of uninterrupted sunshine for his specialism. You may have seen Andy's photograph of a solar flare that was featured on the front cover of the British Astronomical Association Handbook recently. Andy has equipment for night time astronomy as well and will set the equipment up for your own particular interest. Andy lists the equipment on the website.


This is Andy at work next to the run off observatory.