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Autoguiding test

Autoguiding test

This is a result from a recent test of my autoguiding setup. I wrote before about the whole astrophotography setup and this was supposed to be first real-life test of autoguiding while attempting to shoot something. Results are somewhat dissappointing, there is still room for some improvements, especially on the level of hardware sturdiness. Later in the post I will layout a recipe for basic DSLR astrophotography processing in IRIS program. Read more

My astrophotography setup

My astrophotography setup

Cold (-6°C cold) weather, frozen snow all around and moderate, but pretty chilly wind sometimes can not deter determined amateur astronomer to go outside. This was the case over the weekend, when I set out with a friend to our regular observation spot, after weeks of 'ugly' weather, to finally test a working astrophotography setup. It was a short and quick test, with great results: everything worked as expected! Read more

My first telescope(s)

My first telescope(s)

I have been engaged in amateur astronomy for quite some time (last 12 years to be exact). I've been doing this as a member of several astro clubs in the area, but I've personally never owned any astronomy equipment (besides photo cameras, if you please). This became apparent when two years ago I had a fall out with my last club, and found myself instrument-less and in a puzzle: how did I manage not to have a telescope of my own in all this time? Read more