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My Main Telescope - C14 and Paramount ME

My new Paramount MyT and 8-inch Ritchey-Chretien Telescope

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

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

Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mount with Canon 40D


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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 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. 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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Day 29 Clouds in New Mexico, Sierra Nevada and Spain. The Sky this Week from Sky and Telescope Video.

This is what it is like in New Mexico at the moment

and in Sierra Nevada USA at the moment


and where I am in Cabrera in Spain a few moments later - not much better - I hope it improves by the time it gets dark!

 This week's Sky and Telescope video talks about the morning sky. It refers to daylight saving time changing this week but in Spain - and the UK -  the clocks don't change until March 30th. Most  US states changed on Sunday 9th March - with exceptions such as Arizona and Hawaii and others.



 Last week's video talked about Jupiter




The weather deteriorated into the evening - I had to give up any thought of observing.