The story so far Part 1: The beginning
My whole life I've always had a keen interest in astronomy and owning a proper telescope has always been a desire of mine. Living under the harsh, light polluted skies of Auckland city would prove to be a strong dissuading factor whenever the thought would enter to my mind to commit to a purchase - make no mention of the exorbitant price tags that prevail in the realm of high quality optics. Moving back to the Northland earlier this year finally presented a prime opportunity to follow through as
This is a complete list of all equipment I'm currently using. * Orion ED80T CF 80mm Refractor OTA * Orion Skyview Pro Equatorial Mount w/ GOTO Kit * SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Mount * Canon 600D Camera (unmodified) * Canon 600D Camera (modified: LP2 filter removed) * Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider (TOAG) * Orion Starshoot autoguider * Gigabyte Laptop (i7 cpu, 16gb ram, ssd) * QHY PoleMaster > Update 15-02-2021 * SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount replaces old Skyview Pro * Modified 600D replaces un
A brief introduction...
After recently acquiring a telescope and diving into the complex art of astrophotography, I've very quickly found myself drowning in the technical details of data acquisition and image processing. I'm approaching the limit of relevant ideas and issues I can sensibly keep track of in my head so starting a log of some type seems like a logical step. I've elected to create a public blog as I figure other new users may find some of what I have to share useful (as I have with other blogs). Being a co
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