Here you will find links to the various tutorials I publish. Be these for software, hardware, imaging editing tutorials and so on.
How To Clean Telescope Optics
Cleaning telescope optics is a question that gets thrown about a lot. In truth cleaning our optics isn’t something that needs doing all that often. In fact over-cleaning them could be detrimental to their health. So clean the telescope lenses or mirrors only when they begin to get really bad, or begin to affect image quality. In this article I’ll share my workflow for how I treat my telescope lenses, filters, camera sensors and camera lenses.
How To Set The Equatorial Home Position
The Equatorial Home Position is a very important position to set. It is the zero position of the mount, and it will use this to begin Go-To movements. Having a correctly positioned home will improve your Go-To accuracy, in this article I’ll take you step by step on how to set your GEM or CEM’s home position.
Fantastic Flat Frames
Flat frames are a specialist type of calibration frame designed to help improve vignette and dust spots on your light frames. I remember I put off taking flat frames as I thought they sounded awkward and difficult. But they’re not! In this article I take you through taking flats on a DSLR as well as a dedicated astronomy camera.
Image processing. Image editing. Whichever way you call it, this is the art of taking your stacked images into software to edit them in order to tease out the beautiful colours and details that you’ve photographed. A huge part of the hobby that is, arguably, as complex if not more so than the actual image acquisition!