Welcome to my Astrophotography website, the images have all been captured from my amateur Observatory based in Bridge of Weir, Scotland.
The images have been acquired using a range of telescopes and cameras from my automated 2.2m Pulsar Domed Observatory. The sky at this location is classified as Bortle 5 (Suburban Sky). Acquisition is automated using Starkeeper - Voyager Astrophotography Automation software. A full range of environmental sensors including an AAG Cloudwatcher are used to facilitate safe unattended operation. The dome is controlled using Lesvedome software for synchronisation with the telescope.
Telescope Mount :- Skywatcher EQ8 Pro Skywatcher EQ5 Pro
Telescopes :- Skywatcher Quattro 12S (300mm f4 Newtonian Telescope) + Aplanatic Coma Corrector. Skywatcher ED80 Pro refractor + 0.85 Reducer/Corrector. Skywatcher Evostar 72ED refractor + 0.85 Reducer/Corrector. Lunt LS50T Ha Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope. Assorted camera lenses from 10 - 400mm focal length.
Cameras :- Moravian Instruments G2-8300 Mono CCD, 12 Position Filterwheel + Integrated OAG. Canon EOS 1000D Astro Modified DSLR. Canon EOS 50D DSLR. Starlight Express X2 Mono Guide Camera. ZWO ASI 178MC CMOS AllSky Camera. Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 CMOS Mono camera. QHY5 Mono Guide Camera
Filters :- Astronomik LRGB + Ha/OIII/SII 6nm Narrowband filters.