Thursday, 18 August 2016

Help me someone! I can feel the strong urge to get another telescope and do this all over again....

Monday, 19 January 2015

All good things come to an end...

Well, after a long time I have decided to sell my astrophotography astronomy equipment and finish doing astrophotography for the time being so this is to let those of you who have followed this blog know what's going on.
I will keep the blog up for others to learn from as I have had many people tell me that they have found it very helpful and certainly hope it will be useful to you if your just starting off doing astrophotography.
So why sell up and take a rest from it all? Pretty simple really I have taken it as far as I wanted to and know fancy a break. But if your just starting down the road of astrophotography let me tell you it is a fantastic hobby and one that I have really enjoyed discovering and learning about. I can now look up at the night sky with a completely different perspective and the knowledge that I have gained about our universe is priceless. Amazing Nebula, Galaxy's star clusters and comets await those of you who are prepared to put in the many hours required and it will give you a much deeper appreciation of your place in the universe.
I have also made many new friends on forums like the star gazers lounge and at my local astronomy group and seen some incredible images from other astrophotographers far more skilled then myself, but at the end of the day what matters is that you enjoy what your doing and develop your own methods further.
So thank you to everyone who has passed my way helped me and learned from what I have done I wish you all many clear skies and hope you continue to enjoy the wonders of the night sky in all there glory.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

M33 The Triangulum Galaxy

A very quick session while showing a friend how to go about imaging and this was only 11 main photographs or subs as they are called of M33 taken at 4 and 6 min exposures on a very good dark night but even with so few subs taken you can still get a reasonable image of this beautiful galaxy.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Iris Nebula

This is one of my favorite nebula it has a lovely colour and subtle textures but it is not an easy subject to process and requires many layers to blend everything together. This is made from 26x5min subs ISO 400 and dark's flats and bias shots as normal.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bubble Nebula take 2

Still not able to get a totally clear night to work on this one but managed to get a few more subs to add to this image of the Bubble Nebula 25x5min ISO 400 with my modded canon 1000D.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bubble Nebula 2014

Still struggling to get a full clear night and enough subs to work with but its fun to work with what you can get. This is only 8 five minute subs of the Bubble Nebula but hopefully I can get a clear run and more data to work with next time.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pelican Nebula in Cygnus 2014

One nice clear night after weeks of cloud  and I was able to get out there and capture enough data for the Pelican Nebula. This is 20 5min subs guided at an ISO of 400 stacked with 30 darks flats and bias. Cygnus is a very interesting part of the sky to explore and I have been drawn back to it many times.