One of my greatest passions is in the night sky. I have always been fascinated by the stars, planets and nebulae up there, and my interest grew even more when I first saw the planet Saturn through a telescope. In the beginning of 2012, I set myself a plan to get the equipment needed to photograph the things I found so wonderful, abet most of them being many light years away.
The first piece of equipment I bought was a Meade LX-90 Telescope. This is an 8” scope, perfectly suited for a budding, amateur astronomer like myself. It is pretty much fully automatic (once it is setup) with a GPS module fitted as standard as well as the Autostar for control and finding of objects in the night sky. I have a range of eyepieces including an illuminated one for initial line-up and two CCD cameras for deepstar imagining, and a Canon EOS 500 DSLR for long exposures either through the eyepiece or from a mount I have added on the top of the scope – it’s a brilliant piece of kit.