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My C14 OTA repainted - from orange to red - on the Paramount ME April 2015 

My Meade 12 inch SCT on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

My 4 inch Meade Refractor with Sky Watcher Guidesope and ZWO camera on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

My Solar setup using a DSLR and Mylar Filter on my ETX90

DSLR attached to ETX90. LiveView image of 2015 partial eclipse on Canon 40D

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About the Site

 I try to log my observing and related activities in a regular blog - sometimes there will be a delay but I usually catch up. An index of all my blogs is on the main menu at the top of the page with daily, weekly or monthly views. The most recent blogs are shown (without images) in the box in the right hand column - click on the red title to see the full blogs or go to  "astronomy blog" in the main menu above to see the most recent full blog.  I also produce a free occasional online astronomy magazine which is here or can be accessed from the menu above. My Twitter feed is below. I am also interested in photograping wildlife when I can and there is a menu option above to look at some of my images. I try to keep the news feeds from relevant astronomical sources up to date and you will need to scroll down to find these.

The Celestron 14 is mounted on a Paramount ME that I have been using for about 10 years now - you can see that it is mounted on a tripod so is a portable set up. I still manage to transport it on my own and set it all up even though I have just turned 70! It will run for hours centering galaxies in the 12 minute field even when tripod mounted.


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The Astronomer's Telegram
Society for the History of Astronomy
Earth Sky
Astro News from Jodrell Bank
Articles from the British Astronomical Association