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31 08, 2013

International Space Station

By | August 31st, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography, Travel|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

While I was in London a while back, the International Space Station was making a few passes overhead for a few nights when it was clear. Looking out of an upstairs window in West London towards the west, for the first time I got to see the ISS with my naked eye as it moved [...]

9 08, 2013

Greenwich, London

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Final batch of photo’s from my trip to London is from Greenwich. Maria had treated me by taking me to the Visions of the Universe exhibition and Royal Observatory. Before that we stopped off at the Cutty Sark, which was underwhelming compared to the HMS Belfast, but as we brought a single ticket for all [...]

1 05, 2013

Saturn photographed

By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]

3 04, 2013

First evening out with the telescope

By | April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weather conditions were not that great on Lansdown yesterday evening. It was a clear evening but the sky was not dark or completely clear. Perhaps a bit misty or foggy. Far too windy. Luth joined me in the evening and waited patiently as I spent a while setting it up. It turned out that even though the [...]

30 03, 2013

Full moon photo

By | March 30th, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

From the parts I have at present, I am able to do a prime focus setup where I can hook the DSLR directly to my NexStar 6SE with just a T Adapter and T Ring for my Canon. The issue is that as its not the eyepiece projection method, I can’t get extra magnification from an eyepiece in the [...]

29 03, 2013

Telescope arrived

By | March 29th, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Finally ordered myself a telescope. In the end I went for a Celestron NexStar 6SE which was a little more than I had planned initially planned to spend but it was a good choice. Its actually much more sturdy and well built than I had expected. Worked out most of the features and how everything connects, still [...]

21 02, 2013

First few DSLR photos

By | February 21st, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Bath, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Having purchased a Canon EOS 1100D and a cheap 50mm f/1.8 lens, I headed out to Lansdown last week when there was some clear sky and started taking some test shots with my camera and working out how to use the thing at night. Most of these are just five second exposures, couple of images [...]

18 01, 2013

Scouting Lansdown

By | January 18th, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Bath, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Its been snowing lately which means no clear skies, but before that I took a 45 minute walk up to Lansdown Playing fields to see what the skies were like there compared to the city centre. It was worth it. There are some street lights near the park and ride unfortunately but if you keep going it [...]

15 01, 2013

Astronomy

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Bath, Blog, Photography|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

So back in November 2012 I made the conscious decision to get more into astronomy. I have always had a passion for space and physics, which is obvious from the fact I spent so many years player Eve Online and more recently Kerbal Space Program so the logical next step to further my understanding is [...]