Milky Way

While I was mostly working with my telescope and full-spectrum camera doing “proper” astronomy¬†earlier in the week, I also left my other camera on a regular tripod pointing at the sky, trying to photography the Milky Way with a fisheye lens. This picture covers pretty much the whole sky, almost horizon to horizon. The MilkyContinue reading “Milky Way”

Bristol Harbour Festival

OK, so this is a slight scam. I went to Bristol Harbour on three occasions recently. Only one was the Harbour Festival but I’ve bundled all the pictures into one post. They’re in chronological order. The black & white pictures were taken in early July when Hannah and I were visited by Fraser and Suzie.Continue reading “Bristol Harbour Festival”

Polaris, the pole star

I’ve taken star trail photos before, but this time I made a special effort to include Polaris, also known as the pole star or the North star. It is very close to the celestial North pole, meaning all the other stars appear to rotate around it. At first I was annoyed that two or threeContinue reading “Polaris, the pole star”

Stars in the sky

Sorry for the unoriginal post title – I’m trying to avoid having yet another post entitled stars at night, heavenly bodies, or anything else clich√©d. In Bristol, the light pollution is pretty bad so I’ve been trying to find a decent compromise between somewhere away from street lights and somewhere that’s not a pain toContinue reading “Stars in the sky”