Building a Power Box for a Telescope

The more automated my setup has become, the more cables it requires and it has now got to a point where I want to simplify my set-up. The first element is therefore to build a future-proof power unit to mount on the scope and power my focuser, cameras and USB hub, all of which run […]

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M45 Pleiades – The Seven Sisters

The Pleiades are viewable in the winter skies in the Northern Hemisphere and appear as a cluster of brightish stars. When imaged through a scope, their nebulosity appears and you see them in all their glory. The M45 open star cluster is approximately 17 light years from Earth and are a relatively easy target for […]

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An evening with Prof. Brian Cox

A pretty amazing thing happened in Manchester last night; 12,000 people filled the MEN Arena on a Saturday night, not to see a band, but to watch a physicist talking about astrophysics, the origins of the universe and the likelihood of life on other worlds. And I was one of them! I missed Brian Cox’s […]

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