At the Start of the Great Journey!

Hello everyone! This site will be a diary of sorts, allowing me to document my progression into astrophotography. I’ve started from absolutely nothing in this field. I’m a keen landscape photographer, so I already possess a Canon 600D with the standard 18-55mm kit lens, a 55-250mm EF-S Zoom lens and the ‘nifty-fifty’ 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.

This all started back in April 2020, when the whole of the UK ground to a halt because of the Covid pandemic. I was put onto furlough, and finally had time to get myself a hobby! I have always been told that I work too hard and make no time for myself, which in-fairness is completely true.

As I was scrolling through YouTube, I came across AstroBackyard. Trevor had just uploaded his “Photographing the Pinwheel Galaxy with a Small Telescope” video, and I was immediately hooked! I watched a few more of his videos that day, and he has inspired me to pick up this hobby. Since then, I’ve followed numerous over people on YouTube; AstroStace, Helena’s Astrophotography, and Dylan O’Donnell to name a few. Watching their video has further inspired me to start in astrophotography.

And this is where I start. I have no equipment, other than my camera, lenses and a tripod. No tracker. No telescope. Nothing.

I’m starting this blog right from the very start, documenting everything from bare bones to hopefully a fully-fledged astrophotography rig in the near future.

My wish, is that I can inspire other people, just as Trevor all all those other people inspired me.

So for now, clear skies!

  1. Good results, Adam – and good advice about focusing. It’s true that the biggest and brightest object in the sky…

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