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Astronomy Guides

These guides I have written and posted on my main website where you can learn a lot more about astronomy and astrophotography.

Polar Alignment of an Equatorial Telescope Mount

Wed 2nd May 2012 - This article will show you how to set up your telescope mount and a few methods for polar alignment of an equatorial (EQ) mount.

How To Make and Use a Hartmann Mask to Aid Focus

Sun 3rd May 2009 - The Hartmann mask and Scheiner Disk are simple devices for making focusing a lens easier, especially a telescope.

How To Build a DIY Solar Filter for Photographing the Sun and Sunspots

Fri 1st May 2009 - How to build a DIY solar filter using a simple construction method which allows the filter to be fitted over the front of a camera lens.

How To Reduce Light Pollution in Photoshop

Fri 1st May 2009 - How to effectively reduce light pollution and orange gradients in Photoshop using a few basic filters and layer adjustments.

How To Align and Stack Images in Photoshop

Fri 1st May 2009 - Align and Stack images in Photoshop or similar graphics package, allows multiple photos to be combined to improve signal and reduce noise.