Astronomy Images

Solar

Solar and Sun images taken in various ways with white light filters in paper and glass via Skywatcher 80mm, 10" Meade LX200 and Hydrogen Alpha images via a standard Coronado PST solar telescope

Lunar

Lunar images taken with webcams like the SPC900, Imaging Source DMK21, Canon DSLR camera or Atik 314L+ CCD camera. These have been taken through an 80mm refractor, 10" Meade LX200 and 120mm refractor.

Comets

They come and they go, try to catch them if they are about and can be spotted.

Deep Sky

Deep Sky images taken with 10" Meade LX200, Skywatcher ED80 Pro, Skywatcher 120ED Pro, Meade 127mm triplet, Altair Astro ED Triplet 80mm, or Canon Lens on a Geoptik CCD adaptor. Images taken with Canon SLR digital cameras, Atik 314L+ or Atik 460 CCD camera.

Constellations

Constellation images take with a Canon DSLR camera.

Widefield Imaging

Widefield Imaging with my Geoptik adaptor, Canon lenses and Atik 460ex Mono CCD camera.


Planets

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

Mars


Observatory

Observatory Build

This is my 1st observatory in my back garden. It took about 3 months to complete. I decided to amend a standard Pent Shed design, but have it shiplapped sides,top and bottom and also have it 1 foot higher than a standard shed.


Astronomy Trips

Mullard Radio Observatory

Mullard Radio Observatory site near Cambridge. This site is not open to the general public, but I managed a look around with the Cambridge Astronomy Association

Herstmonceaux 2009

This was my 1st visit to Hermonceaux Science Festival in 2009

Cambridge Institute of Astronomy

These are all taken at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy where the Cambridge Astronomy Association meets monthly.

National Space Museum

These are pictures I took at the National Space Centre in Leicester. The planetarium there is very good as well. Worth a visit.


Astronomy Equipment

Bresser Messier N130

This was my first telescope. The Bresser Messier 130N Newtonian. A brilliant first scope and a stable MON1 mount. I also added an RA motor drive, and I used it nearly every clear night for about 3-4 months before upgrading.

Meade LX200

My 10\" Meade LX200 GPS model that I previously owned for a number of years.

Skywatcher 120 DS Pro

This was a great scope, cost around £1,000. Another telescope I did not have for that long, as I decided to upgrade to triplets, as this was a doublet.

Skywatcher Equinox 66mm

Skywatcher Equinox 66mm. A very well made telescope, another telescope I did not use much, but one I thought I would have used a lot for widefield imaging. I just did not like having an SCT end to the focuser.

Skywatcher MN190

My Skywatcher MN190 Explorer 190MN DS-PRO Telescope. Owned for about 12 months.

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