Big Thanks to First Light Optics !!

In a bid to find the best telescope for under £100 First Light Optics together with Celestron lent the biscuit man a flotilla the of best budget telescope on the market today. Scopes tested include: Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 Mini Dobsonian, Sky-Watcher Mercury-707 AZ,...

Mysterious hut on the dark side of the moon??

Chinese Rover took this picture a few days ago. It shows a strange monolith shaped object on the horizon. The Chinese space bods have named it “mystery hut” but what is it really?China’s Yutu-2 rover landed on the dark side of the moon in 2019. Its...

Storm Barra Fells My Scopes!

Midnight Monday; after a brief spell of extreme astrophotography between the clouds at my folks place in Devon, I covered up my scopes and headed for bed. . Next morning I awoke to carnage. The storm had pushed both my travel rigs over, the impact dented my tak fs60,...

NEW (OLD) SOLAR SCOPE

This is my slightly bonkers solar setup! The scope is my war torn (fungus and dropped) vintage Televue NP101. At f/5.4 it’s too fast to work with a PST mod BUT the NP101 is a Petzval design and if you remove the back glass elements it becomes an F10 which is...

THE BIG CHEAP SCOPE SHOOT OUT

In this video the biscuit tests out a whole flotilla of under £100 telescopes and discovers that one of them is head and shoulders above the rest. The result was a SUPRISE. I don’t want to give too much away but the old school nerds really did know what they...

Testing out modded PST

So I picked up a very biscuity https://video.wixstatic.com/video/9429d3_3434e1cd4d094d42b31d542493dd75cf/1080p/mp4/file.mp4cheap old coronado pst for £250 and have modded it and stuck it on the end of a 2nd hand £50 helios 90mm f10 refractor. I have to use my...

Hubble’s Variable Nebula Active

Well Done @MrCRazyPhysicist for spotting some signs of activity on Hubble’s variable Nebula. Small shadow passing bottom left. The nebula is still very low on the horizon but its rising. I’m hoping we will be able to shoot it all through the winter and...

Bat Meeting number #4

For those interested in following the Big Amateur Telescope’s progress, here is a link to the latest Meeting. We actually get to talk about lucky imaging techniques in this one!https://youtu.be/1-gw6KQbtRs