Category: Odds and Ends

  • A focused approach

    In my last post on astrophotography I wrote about planning for dark skies and about my plans to build an observatory. Well, finances haven’t permitted for the observatory – this year – so this month I opted to get my existing telescope and mount working at their theoretical best. This mostly boiled down to: Improving […]

  • When the skies are bright, plan for darkness

    Gotten a bit quiet here, hasn’t it? Well, here in the UK, it’s wonderfully sunny and bright. We don’t get proper darkness, and the planets are in an awful position, so imaging deep-space objects is a bit of a non-starter, or at least challenging. We’ve also had a run of crap weather, just to drive […]

  • Adventures in Differential Flexure

    How’s that for a thrilling title? But this topic really does encapsulate a lot of what I love about astrophotography, despite the substantial annoyance it’s caused me lately… My quest for really nice photos of galaxies has, inevitably, driven me towards narrowband imaging, which can help bring out detail in galaxies and minimise light pollution. […]