Types of images that need capturing

Types of images that need capturing

When capturing images it’s not as simple as pointing the camera to the night sky and releasing the shutter.  The...

What about the software?

What about the software?

I have new cameras that are more sensitive.   The scope can track, I’ve got the ability to autoguide.     However,...

Imaging camera ZWO ASI-1600MM-Pro

Imaging camera ZWO ASI-1600MM-Pro

For my main imaging camera I decided to stop trying to use a DSLR and switch to a specialist imaging...

New Laptop

New Laptop

With my new Starlight Xpress guide camera I needed a laptop to use for Astronomy.  Couldn’t I have used my...

Guide Camera

Guide Camera

The change started here.  After getting really annoyed with the SynGuider II, I decided to got from one extreme to...

All change, it’s been a while so need to catch up.

All change, it’s been a while so need to catch up.

A lot has happened since I posted about replacing my laptop in 2015.   I thought I was happy using a...

Peltier cooler for my telescope imaging camera

Peltier cooler for my telescope imaging camera

This summers project is to build a cheap Peltier cooler for my ZWO ASI290-MM camera.   This camera is a specialist...

Redoing the power distribution of my scope

Redoing the power distribution of my scope

After many years of use, I’ve decided that it’s time to redo the power distribution of my telescope.  The power...

Replacing my laptop.

Replacing my laptop.

The laptop that I have been using with my scope is over 10 years old.  This isn’t a problem in...

Freeing my guidescope

Freeing my guidescope

For several years I’ve been using the same guidescope setup.  That is, a SkyWatcher ST80 mounted onto my Meade LX-90. ...