Concrete Pad

November 13th, 2023

One of my main goals for this year was to get a concrete pad poured around my telescope pier in order to get 'up and out' of the mud around it. This didn't matter so much in the Summer and Winter...

Holy Smoke!

September 29th, 2023

Well it has been an interesting summer to say the least. As I live in Canada, most of North America has been hearing on the news that it is on FIRE. Well, that is quite true to be honest. I mean, we have years where we deal with smoke here and there, but...

Tilt Battle & a Broom?

August 24th, 2023

So I spent three nights over the course of a few weeks trying to get my tilt & backspacing for the 0.72 SFFR dialed in. Well, this was a bit of journey as I researched and used all the programs that most recommend. (ASTAP/CCD Inspector/Hocus Focus) Like some people, I found that they all gave somewhat different results which...

Stellarvue SVX130T-R First Light!

August 15th, 2023

I waited 3 months for my SVX130T-R to arrive safely in my hands. (Thanks Jon) Unfortunately, the timing was almost bang on Summer Solstice which at 55*N means a lack of darkness in the night sky. So another month goes by and things are looking a bit better. Even though we are only getting around...

Supernova 2023ixf Captured!

June 3rd, 2023

A Type II Supernova was spotted in M101, The Pinwheel Galaxy and I ended up with 2 clear nights to image it! The only issue is that it's the end of May and darkness is becoming very rare around here. Usually I don't image between Mid-May and Mid-August because...


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