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My Telescopes

My Main Telescope - C14 and Paramount ME

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

MyT Hand Controller

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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About the Site

 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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Sunday
Apr102016

From my Bookshelf - Herschel at the Cape

Book 1: Herschel at the Cape - Diaries and Correspondence of Sir John Herschel 1834 - 1838




Sunday
Jan242016

Orion over the rooftop in Spain

I was looking at images from my last time in Spain and this caught my eye. Taken with a modfied Canon 40D.

Friday
Jan222016

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this morning. 

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this morning. Remote image from New Mexico.

Tuesday
Jan192016

Comet 81P/Wild 

Monday
Jan182016

Globular Cluster M79 using iPhone to connect to Siding Spring telescope

Monday
Jan182016

M42 from Siding Spring this morning.

Friday
Jan152016

Latest Catalina Image from Friday

Tuesday
Jan122016

Comet C\2013 X1 Panstarrs at 3:27 a.m. this morning.

Negative Image remotely from New Mexico using 6 inch refractor

Measured Position R.A. 23h 52m 46s  Declination: +17° 21' 58"

Colour version
Sunday
Jan102016

Orion's Belt and Nebula tonight

A 3 minute exposure using Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount with Canon 40D and 38mm lens setting. 

Sunday
Jan102016

Ursa Major rising in the east

Taken earlier tonight  - 30 second exposure - Canon 40D with Light Pollution Filter 38mm lens. Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount.

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