Tag Archives: Astrophotography

Sony A7S Noise Test

The Sony ILCE-7S camera with it’s large full frame sensor and large pixels means it has great light gathering capability and performs well at high iso settings. This test shows the Sony ILCE-7S camera in the worse conditions, all of … Continue reading

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Skywatcher Star Adventurer

The Skywatcher Star Adventurer astrophotography mount is a lightweight portable battery powered astrophotography mount designed mainly for DSLR astrophotography with a 5kg payload. The astrophotography side of the Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount is well implemented with a ST-4 port for … Continue reading

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iOptron Skytracker v2

FirstĀ images of my iOptron Skytracker v2 motorised mount for DSLR astrophotography. The iOptron Skytracker v2 is shown under a infrared modified Canon 60D and 17-40mm lens mounted on an iOptron ball and socket head to give an idea of scale. … Continue reading

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SGL7 Photography

Photographs taken at the Stargazers Lounge Party in 2012 at Lucksall, Herefordshire Link to full resolution Zoom.it image [youtube]http://youtu.be/az513hgmO7Q[/youtube] [youtube]http://youtu.be/rtRxuxxlKMY[/youtube]

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SGL7 Lucksall Star Party

The 2012 StarGazers Lounge Star Party is being held around the weekend of 24th and 25th March 2012 at Lucksall Camping site near Hereford. The Star Party location is N 51d 1m 25s & W 2d 37m 48s altitude 49m. … Continue reading

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PST Solarscope motorised focus

A simple mod for the Coronado PST Solarscope to motorise the focus so I can keep my hands off the PST Solarscope during the critical setting of the focus. It’s important to say that the PST Solarscope is completely unmodified … Continue reading

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Solar Ha Imaging

The photographs below show the sun in the Hydrogen-alpha (H-a) bandwidth using a PST Stage 2 Lyra Optic 4″ f/11 refractor modified for H-a imaging captured with DMK41 and DMK21 mono CCD cameras and sometimes a 2.5x Powermate for the … Continue reading

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SGL6 Lucksall Star Party

Introduction The 2011 StarGazers Lounge Star Party is being held around the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of April at Lucksall Camping site near Hereford. The Star Party location is N 51d 1m 25s & W 2d 37m 48sĀ  altitude … Continue reading

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Astrophotography – the Basics pt.1

After spending a lot of 2010 shooting water droplets I’ve decided on a new challenge on a much much larger scale – Astrophotography. This post will cover all the mistakes, frustrations and other screw ups I’ve made taking my first … Continue reading

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Browser Stats

I thought I would check out the current stats on my website for the week ending 3rd April 2009. Firefox is running IE a very close second, closer than I would of expected.

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