Okay, not so much a post about astrophotography per se, but still quite exciting for us nonetheless. With the clue being in the title, I’ll give you some background. A couple of weeks ago I was sat going through our images as I do when the weather is god-awful, something that it is with appalling… Read More Our VERY FIRST Calendar Has Gone Live!
“So if we assume we are not the only civilisation in the galaxy, then at least a few others must have arisen billions of years ahead of us. But where are they?” – Brian Cox Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, in the constellation Ursa Major, is one of the most imaged objects in the night… Read More Returning To The Pinwheel Galaxy
Unlike a lot of astrophotographers, I’m blessed with living in class 4 skies that not only face north, but also have wide open views from the southeast through to the west. This means that it’s a perfect placement for imaging the core of our home galaxy. Along these lines, where we live is quite rural,… Read More Milky Way From The Garden
“I’m comfortable with the unknown — that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. And the fact that we know nothing about them excites me, and I want to go out and find out about them. And that’s what science is. So I… Read More What’s Up There And When?
This DSO represents 7 hours of data, the most I’ve collected on a single target to date.… Read More Shooting Messier 33, The Triangulum Galaxy
Information courtesy Wikipedia A star is an astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun. Many other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped… Read More Stars
Originally, M101 was my “backup” target. My original was M42, but a late start meant I could only grab 20 minutes on my primary by the time I was setup, polar aligned and was obtaining semi decent sub lengths. Granted, 30 seconds isn’t fab, but it’ll do. As it was, stray light into the OTA… Read More Shooting M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy