Sep 21

Milky Way Photography

Milky Way photography is a blend of art and science, and image processing is difficult as cameras filter out the red light produced by hydrogen emissions. So we only capture a very limited amount of colour in the nebulae, and images need a lot of restoration to bring out faint colours and details hidden in […]

May 10

Mercury Solar Transit 2016

Thought I’d post a few photos of the recent transit of Mercury across the Sun to show what can be done with a small telescope and a solar filter. Despite the wind buffeting the scope, I managed to capture a few sharp photos that show some surface detail. In hindsight I should have used my […]

Sep 28

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015 Despite being surrounded by light polluting street lights, I managed to capture a few photos of the supermoon lunar eclipse. From the end of totality to the receding earth shadow on the lunar surface. A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes […]

Mar 20

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015 Thought I’d share a few of my favourite photos of todays partial solar eclipse from Liverpool, UK. Taken with just my digital camera and a tripod. Luckily the clouds rolled in and they acted as a filter and took a lot of the glare away.  As the Moon covered more and more of the […]