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My favourite past time is Astronomy and Astro Photography, so I’ve included this area of my website by way of sharing this with the world! Within this section you will find many shots from my Astrophotography collection, and some little hints of facts and educational links to learn more. You can also come and join me at the cafe for some astronomy sessions here and in the field, and discover the universe.

Orion 04/02/2017

Orion’s Nebula again, shorter exposures and slightly different angle this time, still trying to get more structure and depth to it.  Skywatcher 150pds, HEQ5Pro, guided with ZWO-ASI120-S, Canon 550d unmodded, 27 x 30s 800iso, stacked in DSS, colours edited with Lightroom, and restacked and black enhancements and hot pixel removal with Photoshop.

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First photos of 2017

Here’s the first images I have captured of 2017!

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Which Telescope should I buy? (beginners)

This is such a common question when people realise you have a telescope and your taking photos. It heavily depends on a few things, though most importantly you should really begin with been rather strict with yourself and asking, “what do I want to do?” Take Photos or just look and discover? And then, how […]

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Taking your first Astrophotography image

STILL EDITING My set up; Skywatcher 150PDS Skywatcher 9×50 Finder Scope HEQ5Pro with SynScan ZWO ASI 120 MC-S Apple MacBook Pro 2″ Coma Corrector Canon 550d DSLR with T-Adapter Firstly we don’t need all of these to take our first photos. But let’s begin!

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ZWO ASI 120 MC-S Autoguide Camera

Let’s get started with Autoguiding your scope with the ZWO ASI 120 MC-2, your HEQ5Pro and Mac. These blogs are likely to be slightly out of order, but I can change this later! I wanted to start with my experience setting up my ZWO ASI 120 MC-S CCD Camera and Autoguider. Here’s my set up; […]

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How to Polar Align HEQ5Pro

How to Polar Align HEQ5Pro STILL EDITING

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Setting up your HEQ5Pro Mount

STILL EDITING Setting up your HEQ5Pro Mount isn’t as intimidating as it may seem. Reading lots of websites makes it particularly wordy and long. So I wanted to make it an easier to digest thing to do, to get you started, then as I get more involved, I can share my expanding knowledge with you, […]

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