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 flattener (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 !!