Posted on March 16, 2012 - No comments
I’ve moved all the Moshi Monster pages on this site over to a new domain. You’ll now find it on http://www.moshisecrets.com.
Hope you find what you’re looking for!
Posted on March 24, 2008 in Astrophotography. - No comments
I’d long admired the impressive images that had been captured by amateurs using an inexpensive equipment in every more creative ways. Having had my appetite wetted by some fantastic images on the net I decided to have a go myself.
Posted on March 17, 2008 in Astrophotography. - No comments
Here is my first attempt in using my new Canon EOS 400D to do some long exposure images of the night sky. There’s nothing fancy about this shot. I literally opened the front door, shoved the camera and tripod out side and clicked on the shutter button. I didn’t even use the timer to avoid camera shake. This was purely a quick experiment to see what was possible.
Posted on February 08, 2007 in Stargazing. - No comments
I live in Bristol, England. That poses a few problems when it comes to my chosen hobby of astronomy. I’m going to vent a few of my frustrations…
It doesn’t start well. Family life and work pressures do their best to limit opportunity right from the outset. I guess this explains why it seems that the majority of people you see pictured in astronomy magazines (such as the excellent Astronomy Now) look as if they are either retired or students!
One of the reasons I decided on an ETX-90 was because of it’s size and portability. As I don’t have the luxury of an observatory or anywhere I can leave the telescope set up I needed something a little more practical. Equally important was the portability and time and effort required to set it up.
Next, I was looking for some good planetarium software however the thing that bothered me was that having the laptop was going to mean another bag to carry and something else to set up.