Backyard Nikon

Backyard Nikon

I’m slowly moving towards full automation of my astrophotography.  My mount and camera form a stand-alone system which is more than good enough for me to take great pictures, but the addition of a computer-controlled guide system has drawn me into using the computer to manage taking the pictures themselves. Canon users will be familiar with the well-known … Continue reading

Lunar eclipse 28 September 2015

Lunar eclipse 28 September 2015

Torn between astrophotography and sleep for this one!  Our walking holiday on the Amalfi coast had finished on Saturday with a beautifully long slow lunch among friends on the terrace at Leonardo’s in San Lazzaro, and our late flight out of Naples finally put us down at Gatwick at about 11.30pm.  Overnight hotel at the … Continue reading

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This was a tough one from Cumbria. My interest in astrophotography embraces several categories of night sky objects, but perhaps none more so than comets.  Having met some of the Rosetta Team at the EPSC last year, I have felt a real affinity with this mission and had determined to capture comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko when visible … Continue reading