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Saturn photographed

Monday evening I trekked up hill to Lansdown carrying my 25kg telescope on my back as there was finally a fairly clear evening. With the extra weight it takes over an hour one way but its doable although my legs and shoulders ached after.

In between enjoying the various items in Sky Tour again, I took a moment to take a few photos of Saturn before getting back to visual observations. Result was fairly good, the telescope and camera equipment are not ideal but works well enough to get something to share.

Hoping in time that I get more used to carrying such weight around on my back so its not as exhausting. Need to save up for better footwear too as my work shoes don’t cut it. Might get some KSO Treks.

Full size image of Saturn I captured available here.

By |2017-01-06T16:01:04+00:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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  1. Confuzer 11/05/2013 at 00:50

    Wow! Astonishing seeing another planet directly… howmuch pound is a basic telescope setup?

  2. Ross Stone 14/05/2013 at 12:35

    Depends what type of scope. You can probably get something decent for £300 if you avoid the cheap stuff on the high street. But the accessories are the thing to make sure you calculate before hand as they add up to more than the scope. Pair of good 10×50 binoculars can be brought for only £100 and people recommend this to start with to see if its your thing without investing too much.

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