Perfect Astronomy

Observations

I have been a keen astronomer since 2006 my parents bought me my telescope for Christmas. Since then I have bought several other telescopes, completed university courses and even created my own website where I share even more writings and my astrophotos.

Harvest Moon Rising

Thu 27th Sep 2007 - Time for a quick update, the pain and swelling from my wrist operation are subsiding now which is good, and I'm sleeping better at night which is also good.

My Second M31 and Milky Way

Sat 15th Sep 2007 - It has been a while since I have done any astrophotography, mainly due to all the clouds and lack of a summer this year!

Great Night Viewing

Sun 12th Aug 2007 - Tonight I had a very good nights astronomy, starting with my first visual of Jupiter this year.

Finally some clear skies when I'm not in work!

Sun 3rd Jun 2007 - Sunny during the day while I'm stuck in the office, get home and the skies cloud over. Typical.

Comet Lovejoy

Tue 15th May 2007 - Comet Lovejoy was Discovered in March 2007 by Australian Terry Lovejoy (using only a Canon 350D), this very Green comet is now moving through the constellation of Draco.

Sunspot AR953

Sat 28th Apr 2007 - A new sunspot has developed on the surface of the Sun. Designated AR953, this sunspot is approximately three times the size of our little planet.

Too much Light Pollution

Sat 10th Jun 2006 - I started off photographing the Moon, experimenting with the mirror lockup feature on the camera which lifts the mirror and lets the vibrations dampen off before taking the picture.

Clear skies and a New Camera

Tue 30th May 2006 - Tonight I had the first clear night since I have been able to walk, so didn't waste any time volunteering my father to help carry the equipment to the top of the garden!

A Perfect Moonless Sky

Sun 22nd Jan 2006 - Clear skies again, this time without the moon. Amazing what a difference a moonless sky makes to viewing conditions.

First Clear Skies with New Skywatcher Telescope

Thu 12th Jan 2006 - I can finally use my new Skywatcher telescope that I had for Christmas, as tonight I finally had clear skies! I have the Explorer 200 model which is a 200mm Newtonian reflector.