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!
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
When we first start out in astrophotography, we often buy a basic mount in order to get ourselves used to the basic principles behind producing those images we often sink a lot of time into. A german equatorial mount (GEM) is considered one of the best mounts for those longer exposures. But for some, all… Read More Astrophotography With A Basic Alt-Az Mount
“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?
Traditionally us astrophotographers tend to image the Milky Way with a wide angle lens on a DSLR. We’ll either do this with a static tripod, in which case we’re usually restricted to about a 15 second exposure due to the rotation of the earth introducing “trailing” into the image, or we’ll mount the camera and… Read More Milky Way Imaging
At last, after several attempts, a couple of weeks, bad skies, equipment damage (down to my own clumsiness) and malfunctions, I’ve finally managed to capture Comet 46P / Wirtanen on camera. I’d been sitting down to watch one of the Star Wars movies (Rogue One), and I figured I’d go out and have a smoke… Read More Comet 46P / Wirtanen…FINALLY!
Excerpt from Wikipedi As viewed from Earth, the visible region of the Milky Way’s galactic plane occupies an area of the sky that includes 30 constellations. The Galactic Center lies in the direction of Sagittarius, where the Milky Way is brightest. From Sagittarius, the hazy band of white light appears to pass around to the galactic anticenter in Auriga. The band then continues the rest… Read More Milky Way