Category Archives: Astrophotography


Editing astrophotography

As a follow on from yesterdays first dip into astrophotography I went and did some proper processing this evening… Astrophotography introduces a whole different level of complexity when it comes to capturing images and processing […]

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First attempt at some proper astrophotography

I have had a tracking mount for a while now but not used it beyond a couple of images of the moon… the tracker really helps keep the fast moving moon in frame while I […]

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Backyard Astro…

I follow a youtube channel called AstroBackyard… a nice Canadian fella called Trevor who does astrophotography from his actual back yard in a fairly heavily light polluted area… I have to say he is a […]

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End of year Moons…

This weekend saw the coming of the super moon… 7% larger and 15% brighter being some 16,000 miles closer to earth than usual… Leading up to the weekend the weather reports suggested a cloudy night […]

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Moon rise attempt 2

Have been itching to get out and do some astro… been practicing with the tracker and watching loads of videos on youtube on image stacking and other such astrophotography related fun and games… I plan […]

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Minchinhampton Milkyway

Stayed up to the early hours of this morning as it was clear and the milkyway core visible period was between 1.30am and 3.30am… Didn’t fancy the trip to Broadway Tower without knowing if they […]

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Moon Rising

Planning a moon rise shot is one thing… executing it seems to be a different thing altogether!… Planning wise you ideally want to be getting the rise in the day(ish) light if you want some […]

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Where has all the time gone!!

So it would appear that I haven’t posted for some time… to be honest there has not been a load to post about as I have not taken many pictures and been busy fixing cars […]

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Super Moon

So tonight there was a ‘Super’ Moon… this is where the moon’s orbit brings it really close (well, some 221,485 or so miles 🙂 ) to the earth and is typically larger and brighter than […]

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Finally a Milkyway shot!!!

Been a while since I have had looked at doing nightscapes as we were in the middle of ‘summer’ here in the UK… its only just started being astronomically dark again (albeit at around midnight […]

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Transit of Mercury across the sun

So today Mercury passed in front of the sun making it visible with the appropriate equipment… I took the day off with the intention of taking up to half a dozen shots so that I […]

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Pano head version 2 and a clear(ish) night

I am a serial modder… I will mod just about anything if I can find a reason too… regular readers (all two of you… well maybe one… ok, just me!) may recall I modded a […]

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Last minute nightscapes…

As of yesterday morning the weather report for a potential new dark(ish) site local to me looked good… so I planned a shoot more to see if this could be worth a revisit if the […]

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Samyang 24mm f1.4 review

Here we have the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens… Canon fit obviously as I have Canon bodies… after a fair bit of research this lens seems to be the one most loved by […]

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The joys of full frame

Thought it was about time to trade up to a full frame body… after a lot of research I settled on the Canon 6D… The 6D has 95% of the features of the 5D range […]

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Long lens stability….

The problem with a large lens and heavy camera body is stability.. or the lack of… When taking shots of the moon making fine adjustments on focus at full zoom (800mm with the 2x Extender) […]

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Finally bagged a crescent…

For some random reason there was a power cut in our cul-de-sac last night… but instead of the whole street being affected it was one or two random houses mine included so I dug out […]

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Night photography… take two….

The weather has been very changable of late… a couple of days ago it looked good for a night shoot tonight with the moon out of the picture as it approaches its new moon phase […]

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Shooting Stars eBook….

After reading an article in one of my photography mags about astrophotography by a guy named Phil Hart I decided to buy his e-book ‘Shooting Stars’… 129 pages for $14.95 (at the time of this […]

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Yet another full(ish) moon…

Was a little disappointed with last nights result… I do still need to trawl through the many RAW files and see if there is one thats better than the one I previously posted… At the […]

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