Category: Equipment

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Finally, Things have Fallen Into Place…

Well… it’s taken it’s sweet time, but I think I’m finally there. Where, I hear you ask?  Where is there?  There, just so happens to be a point at which my imaging has finally...

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Meade 8″ LX90 ACF

Since I made the decision in January 2015 to sell my Celestron C8, I have made several changes to other parts of my setup which have again made an 8″ Catadioptric Scope a realistic...

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Waxing Lyrical About Power Plugs

A quick rundown of one of my pet peeves with Astro equipment – the faithful but troublesome 12v car cigar lighter connector – basically why they drive me crazy, and my solution to the issue on my own setup…

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First Light – Ikharos 70ED Apo

This is a new acquisition to bring me back into wider-field imaging.  Since I sold my 80mm Revelation Semi-Apo, I’ve really missed being able to capture the larger objects, with less fussy guiding, and...

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Firecapture – An Introduction

I’ve been asked recently to help a few people who are new to imaging get their heads around planetary capture.  As a result, I’ve decided to produce my first screencast – an introduction and...

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What’s a Telrad? – A Short Introduction

A question I’ve been asked quite a few times when at public astro society events concerns the black box that is perennially attached to the side of my 200P Newtonian.  I’ve also been surprised...