Monthly Archive: January 2014


Comet Panstarrs – 6th April 2013

This image of comet Panstarrs is my first attempt at capturing a closeup of a comet.  It was a challenge, as at the time, I wasn’tt using EQMOD, but the SynScan handset with the...


M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy – 6th September 2013

This is an image of M31, the famous Andromeda Galaxy.  Taken on the HEQ5 with the Revelation 80mm Semi-Apo f6 refractor, with a SkyWatcher Light Pollution filter.  This is a total of 18x 5minute...


M42 – The Orion Nebula – Jan 2013

This image was taken in January 2013.  Originally, I thought I’d lost the original RAW files when a hard disk failed, but I managed to get them back, and produced this.  It’s around 12x...


SkySafari Mount Control on a Budget

ASCOM and EQMOD are wonderful things. That so many people and companies are willing to work on a standard like this and make it available for free, and then to produce software of the quality that we see in Astro circles never ceases to amaze me. Making this sort of thing available for no cost has opened up the world of computerised mount control to many, including me.