Finally…A Clear Night!

The weather really has been lousy this year! I’ve only managed ten imaging sessions in the past eight months; that’s just over one a month! Everyone in the astro-community has also complained at how despondent they have become due to constant clouds, or wild fires or raging storms. Even I have to admit, I’ve struggled…

ITV Central News Feature

Once again, the British weather isn’t playing ball, so no astrophotography for now. – CAN PEOPLE STOP BUYING GEAR!? – However, Wolverhampton Astronomical Society was recently contacted by ITV Central News, who was doing a feature on the recent rise in popularity of astrophotography. It was decided that I was the best fit for the…

Astro Hutech IDAS NBZ Filter Initial Review

Well, it’s been yet ANOTHER dreadful month, with no clear nights since I started my summer project on the Cygnus Wall; part of NGC7000 – The North America Nebula. However, it has given me time to do some research on my current filter – the Astro Hutech IDAS NGS1 – and other filters that are…

Summer is finally here! – My first true project

It’s been an entire month since I have been able to get out and do some astrophotography. May this year has been a complete washout, with the met office saying that by halfway through the month, some areas of the UK had already passed their predicted monthly rainfall! With the weather over the past week…

Out with the old, in with the new!

Well, this has been a long time coming I suppose. Those of you who read my blog regularly will understand the strife that I have had with my Sky-Watcher EQ5 Pro mount over the past 12 months. When I was looking around for equipment last year, the best advice that someone gave me when starting…

Galaxy Season Is Upon Us!

It’s been a very quiet few months since I took my Rosette Nebula image. The weather in the UK has been lousy to say the least, with only a handful of clear nights usable for imaging. However, that time of year has come round again, and it’s my first taste of it with my Sky-Watcher…

A Winter Rose

It’s been a week since my last post and it’s been the busiest 7 days of 2021 so far; hence the slight delay in this post being published. As some readers my already know, I’ve decided to create a Facebook page and a YouTube channel to accompany this blog. If some keen-eyed viewers had already…

A Dream Not Without Fault

Once again, the UK weather has been dismal at best over the past month. We have had snow storms and constant cloud for three weeks straight, with no hint of a letup! If it has looked promising when I leave work at 5PM, by the time I get home it has completely clouded over again….

Messier 42 – Winter 20/21 Project

The first month of the new year can only be described as…drab. The weather in January has been one of constant cloud, wind, rain, snow and ice. Since my last post just before the end of last year, I can count on one hand the amount of clear nights that I have had! So I’ve…

Happy New Year

I just quickly put together a 9-panel snapshot of some of my favourite shots that I’ve taken since I started Astrophotography in May of last year. This year I’m really going to be pushing myself to take more time on each deep sky target. I seem to only spend an hour on each one, and…