M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Images of Andromeda Galaxy are what got me interested in astronomy and, more specifically, astroimaging. When I began imaging in earnest, last March, it was the tail-end of galaxy season and I really didn’t have a clue about my equipment. Still, my first DSO was a galaxy – it was a blurred, over-exposed image of […]

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Plate Solving

My two main scopes now are both imaging Newtonians; a Skywatcher 130pds and a 200pds. The main issue is that the bracket for attaching a finder scope is at the secondary mirror end of the tube and, therefore, makes it difficult, to near impossible, to look through when on a fully extended tripod (which I […]

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