Imaging and Processing the Full Moon – January 2018

It’s the start of a new year and already we have had our ‘super moon’ of 2018 in the skies; on the 1st January 2018, the moon reached its perigee – the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth. This creates a phenomena where the moon near the horizon appears bigger than […]

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Collimating a Newtonian Scope

I shied away from using Newtonian scopes for imaging for ages as I listened to all the bogeymen stories online about how difficult they were to collimate, especially at faster FRs. My first imaging scope was a reflector – a Skywatcher ED80 – and, although I loved it and learned to image well with it, […]

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Altair Hypercam 178C

This was the first camera I bought. If I am being honest, I didn’t do a lot of research into it, and I certainly didn’t know there was a difference in terms of planetary / lunar imaging and imaging DSOs. I also wasn’t aware too much about my future needs in terms of a mono […]

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