Floating in the hydrogen sea II

About a month ago I wrote a blog entry with NGC6914 nebula floating in the hydrogen see - Floating in the hydrogen sea . And I just wanted to make…


Atik is here

DSLR has been eventually replaced with dedicated astro camera - Atik 383L+. This one is equipped with monochrome Kodak sensor KAF-8300 with 5.4um…


Mortal Combat - DSLR vs Atik

Just before weather break down I managed to gather some more photons that have been travelling about 8 milion years to be eventually captured in my…


Arduino telescope focuser real life tests

In the first part (ASCOM telescope focuser with Arduino) short description of the project was presented. Last night I have noticed a few stars (yeah,…


ASCOM telescope focuser with Arduino

Another step has been made to have automated astrophotography setup - the focuser. SharpSky project was successfuly implemented in my second version…


QHY5 cold finger

This night I dreamt about zero cloud forecast for the next 3 nights. Unfortunately it has nothing in common with reality - the weather is as it is…


GSO photovisual coma corrector

Astrophotography with relatively large DSLR sensor using fast telescope has some consequences. Well known parabolic mirror issue is coma. To fight it…