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Friday, 28 November 2008

Friday, 10 October 2008

Star Trails

A post on UK Astro-imaging alerted me to the Star Trails application. Here's my first attempt to use it. This image required a lot of retouching to remove the plethora of aeroplane lights criss-crossing the frame, but I think it was worth the effort.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Atik 314L review

Here's a review that I wrote on a pre-production Atik 314L CCD camera.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Whale and Hockey Stick galaxies

A pair of interacting galaxies in Canes Venatici

Sunday, 6 April 2008

CosmicThreads Launched!

If you would like some bespoke enbroidery whilst supporting a worthwhile charity, why not have a browse over at my Wife's webpage! If you are interested please send her an email.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Sieg C3 Mini-lathe

I felt I needed to get back into some amateur telescope making so I've bought myself a Mini-lathe. I'll be using it to make adapters and the like for my scopes and cameras. it should be fun. There's quite a bit of useful information on the web. Tom How's site is a good read, especially for those starting out. His advice is based on his experiences starting up a home workshop, and getting the most out of these machines. On his site you will find links to other relevant sites.
As I progress I may post articles on what i learn if I think they will be of interest. I bought the lathe and a starter kit from Arc Euro Trade Ltd in Leicester, They were most helpful.

I also bought a bandsaw from Chester UK Ltd. This is a super bit of kit, which makes light work of preparing stock for lathe and other projects.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Widefield Mosaic of the Christmas Tree and Rosette Nebulae

This is a 3x3 mosaic of the area taken with a Borg 100ED f/4 telescope.