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Who we are and what we are trying to achieve...

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M42 - The Orion Nebula - note the satellite trail

Just has to be my best image to date - always a good nebula to look at, with the naked eye, through binoculars, telescopes or cameras...

M27 - The Dumbell Nebula

Another stunning image taken from my back garden this autumn...

Moonscape

The closest planet to earth - within easy reach of everyone to take photographs...

M57 - The Ring Nebula

One of my all time favourite images...

NGC7000 - The North American Nebula

My first nigfht just using my camera and 400mm lens on my mount...

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Taken in the village unless otherwise stated...

 

About Us

In the Beginning:

I have always been interested in photography since my grandmother gave me a Kodak Brownie camera for my birthday. I have had my own photographic business specialising in wedding and portrait photography but since 2005 this interest has turned to astrophotography.

I started with a 7" Meade telescope then progressed to a Meade LX200 and then to a Meade LX200GPS. My present telescope is a Meade 5000 APO refractor. I use a belt driven SynScan NEQ 6 Pro mount on a permanent pier in the garden.

The Growing Years:

Focussing has always been my greatest problem. I have a number of focussing aids but the best method to date has been to use a Canon DSLR and its live view facility which you can magnify by x10 in camera and see the results on the built in screen. The new Canon 60Da is an EXCELLENT camera and the majority of the images on this website have been shot with it, usually with a 30 second exposure only...
I do have a number of other cameras that I use for imaging, a couple of webcams plus a Starlight Express unit.

Where we're going:

I have recently installed a permanent pier and wedge into my back garden and am trying out my HEQ 5 mount on it. I am also considering a permanent observatory in the village but security of the contents of the dome and protection against vandalism does cause me some concerns...

Long Itch Astro Team:

Keith Turnecliff Keith Turnecliff - Observer and Webmaster

 

 

 

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