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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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 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.


My Recent Tweets

Buying your first telescope                                               How to choose a beginner telescope                            Which telescope to buy?


How to Align an Equatorial Mount                     A Guide to setting up a German Equatorial Mount                   Track the Sky - Polar Alignment


Collimating a Telescope                                                        Telescope Collimation                                             How to Collimate a Telescope


Dobsonian Telescope                                                A Guide to the Skywatcher Skyliner                         Meade Lightbridge


Paramount ME Mexborough and Swinton                                 ME Meridian Flip                                                 Paramount ME Lubrication


Celestron CGEM Review                                                             Polar Finder for CGEM                                 CGEM Tripod Support                    


CGEM Tune Up                                                                            CGEM Mount                                                  


C14 is a small scope1                                                        C14 is a small scope2