Insights into Astrophotography
Astrophotography provides us with insights into the mysteries of the universe not visible with the naked eye. Whether we enjoy the technical or physical side of this hobby, the pictures we produce are special, they are personal, the result of many hours perseverance, they help give meaning to our existence. That’s why we endure cold, sleepless nights, equipment failures, frustration and empty bank accounts.
The astronomy community is filled with generous and welcoming people who have helped me these past years gain valuable insight into this incredible hobby. With this site I aim to help you with my insights to ensure you progress and enjoy this pastime as much as I do. I hope you find the posts both useful and inspirational and I always welcome feedback and your (kind) comments.
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
Arthur C. Clarke
This site delves into specific subjects such as observatory automation, the equipment and software to assist those new into astrophotography and maybe new subject areas for some existing experts too. I hope they are of use to you.
I started out as a complete novice in both astronomy and photography 6 years ago but with a passion that quickly developed. Visual astronomy quickly gave way to a desire to see the depth and detail that only astrophotography can deliver – my optical lenses never now seem to leave the safety of their case. As a software engineer I enjoy both the technical and physical challenges associated with this hobby and I thank the many web gurus who still inspire and educate me on this continuous journey.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”