With a desire to promote astrophotography I have set up a Facebook group called Astronomy Imaging UK to not only showcase what is possible from “backyard observatories” but also explain “how” it was achieved.


Having recently setup my own observatory, I will over the months to come be adding an astro-blog together with guides and tutorials then eventually, I will be running some practical workshops.


Please check the Tutorials area for the current selection of completed guides.


Above is a photo of the MIG headquarters




SkyWatcher Equinox ED120 refractor with Moonlite dual speed focuser mod

NEQ6 Pro mount on a fixed pier with Synscan and/or computer control using EQMod

SkyWatcher Traveller 80mm refractor with LVI Smartguider for autoguiding

Baader Hyperion zoom 8-24mm (and 2.5x Barlow) + assortment of eyepieces and 2x Barlow

Canon 5DmkIII (unmodded for widefield imaging)

Sony A7S (astromodified) + 2″ filter tray

2″ IKharos combined focal reducer and field flattenerĀ  (untested on full frame)

RJ45 extension leads and USB repeaters

MESH WiFi network for house and garden coverage

Laptop and various astro software


Next time I will smile !!


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