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Learning My Telescope, Focusing

If like me, you are new to Telescopes and using it for Astrophotography then you too are struggling with a tricky learning curve. I’m writing this in the hope maybe I can help you with some of the issues I’ve had to try and overcome. I want to mainly use my telescope for astrophotography. My …

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The Moon

As you may know, my first photos that I took using the telescope were of the moon, then the lunar eclipse. I was pleased with them, but did realise the weren’t quite as sharp as I would have liked. I only had a couple of attempts to crack the focus and hadn’t quite sussed it. …

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The Orion Nebula

In my last post I mentioned that my next project after the Eclipse, was to attempt to photograph the Orion Nebula. This is the brightest nebula in the winter skies and can be viewed with the naked eye with a pair of binoculars. My first attempt I was pleased with, but I had a focus …

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Lunar Eclipse January 2019

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am new to Astrophotography, especially using a telescope (as I’ve never had one!). So for Christmas I got this beast and a big learning curve. (taken with iPhone at dusk) A Skywatcher Explorer 200p with goto EQ5 mount. I knew before Christmas I was getting it, I …

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Something Totally Different… Astrophotography

I’ve been interested Space since I was about 6 or 7 years old. I’ve loved reading about the planets and all the probes NASA were sending in the 70’s. I watched the first Space Shuttle launch on TV (and the last on an iPad). I have encyclopaedia’s on Space, the Planets, a map book of …

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Hello 2019, Hello Valley of Rocks!

Happy New Year to all my readers and customers. So, it’s yet another new year, Christmas all done with and back to work for everyone. New Years resolutions or not, there is nothing to stop you getting out with your camera and visiting places. Living in Surrey for most of my life, there was plenty …

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Another New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone. I’ve done a quick look back at what I’ve done and helped people with over the past year. Although not a conclusive list, it covers a range of topics. My main project last year was at Torview Vineyard. I photographed life at the vineyard for a year, from pruning, to …

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Tutoring Vouchers for Christmas

If a friend or partner likes photography and you are struggling with a present idea for them, why not think about a tutoring session? I offer gift vouchers for tutoring in Photography & Photo Editing using Lightroom or Photoshop. Maybe they want to organise their photos, or have Lightroom and done understand it? Or just …

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