Archive for July, 2014

Cygnus Widefield

Cygnus Widefield – The Riches of the Milky Way – 22/07/2014

My first proper attempt at a widefield shot – Cygnus, the swan.  This was taken with my modified 1100D mounted (and unguided) on the HEQ5.  It’s a total of 8x 3minute exposures with a 50mm lens at f4.  I took a lot more exposures than this, but unfortunately, a bad case of focus creep throughout […]

Saturn with ASI120MC Camera

Saturn and the Curse of (Astronomical) Seeing

Last night, a clear night got me out into the garden to attempt a proper imaging run on Saturn.   Unfortunately, the ringed wonder isn’t best placed at the moment for imaging from my garden, as my clear sky is very limited due to various obstructions.  Being low down means that the time I get […]


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