Tag Archives: astrophotography


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 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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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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A weekend to forget and a Monday to remember…

Don’t think I have felt this exhausted physically and mentally for some time… Weekend started off good… had a nice car in at Bill’s to see if it would fit on the dyno… Was awesome, […]

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Yet another moon….

Ok… I know I do a lot of moon shots but I find it fascinating and a challenge so tough luck lol 😉 The sky was clear and blue on my drive home from work […]

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The joys of photography…

One of the areas of photography that really grabs my interest is astrophotography and I really want to get some shots of the milkyway… This should be achievable with a little effort but the biggest […]

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Photographing the sun…

The sun is out today… I plan to venture out and have a go at a sunset pic later (will post if I do) but decided to put my sun filter together for an actual […]

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Recently got back into photography… like most hobbies of mine I tend to drift in and out of them… I recently got back into drumming too but thats back on hold… this is how fickle […]

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