Naked Astrophotography

Naked Astrophotography

This is not a new clique of naturist astrophotographers who enjoy parading around star parties in their birthday suit. Not that I am against taking your kit off for a good cause such as performing the ancient Hopi Indian rain dance backwards around your telescope to ward off the clouds. This is more about having as little as possible between the thing in space you’re shooting and your camera.

Es Reid’s Top Telescope Picks

Es Reid’s Top Telescope Picks

Es Reid designs optical systems. He's currently working on a very high powered and fancy microscope for an important company in Cambridge. On the side he bench tests commercial telescopes for First Light Optics and makes sure the telescopes they sell are up to...

OOOPS I got a C14😲

OOOPS I got a C14😲

The Celestron 14" Edge HD Optical Tube costs £9k - GULP!My suggestion of donating a few of the kid’s less important organs to pay for a C14 fell on deaf ears so rather than buying one, I’m hiring one for a few months. On Monday I picked up a C14 from Alex Gill’s farm...

astro camera tutorial

astro camera tutorial

Dear patrons as a special thank you for helping me to keep doing this thing that I'm doing I've made an exclusive  patrons only  astrophotography video tutorial. In this video I answer the question "how long should your subs be?"  A simple question but answering it...

how to collimate a newtonian telescope

how to collimate a newtonian telescope

Hey folks, here is the patrons only video tutorial on how to collimate a newtonian. Its not quite finished - partly because I need a night of good seeing to really show off the biscuit method (I will need to reshoot the last scene) and partly because I've learnt that...

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