Tag: telescope

May 22, 2014 / Astronomy

Over a week ago now I had an intense astronomy evening with my tame scientist. There weren’t many hours between sunset and moonrise so we worked fast to try and…

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November 27, 2013 / Astronomy

If you’ve been following my geeky astronomical posts lately, you’ll see that my new telescope suffers from triangular stars, caused by pinched optics. I’ve also been posting about the problem…

Read the PostPinched optics – the cure

November 24, 2013 / Astronomy

I’ve been having an ongoing problem since buying my telescope a couple of months ago. Stars appear triangular, as you can see in this picture of Pleiades. I’ve done some…

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October 6, 2013 / Astronomy

This morning I published a picture of the Andromeda galaxy, with some notes about my method a vow to improve my technique. I pondered the image processing and decided to…

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October 6, 2013 / Astronomy
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August 24, 2013 / Astronomy

Some time ago I got a new telescope – a Celestron 130EQ-MD Newtonian rather than a Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Cassegrain-Maksutov formula. In short, it is more sensitive to light…

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May 6, 2013 / Astronomy

Last night it was clear and there was no moon. I headed out with my telescope to see what I could see, and ended up photographing Messier 5, which is…

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January 15, 2013 / Astronomy
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