I have created this site to share my experiences and results of astrophotography from suburban Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK.
My main telescope is a Takahashi Mewlon 300 Dall Kirkham, on top of which I have a Takahashi FSQ106 refractor and Takahashi FS60 refractor, all carried by an Astro-Physics AP1200 German Equatorial Mount. I have a number of cameras that I use for astrophotography, including a Finger Lakes Instrumentation (FLI) ML8300 monochrome CCD camera, which I use with a Starlight Xpress filter wheel and off-axis guider (OAG) and Astrodon 36mm unmounted LRGB, Ha, OIII and SII filters. I also have a Philips Toucam Pro, an Imaging Source DBK 21AU04 video camera for planetary imaging and an Opticstar PL-130 video camera for lunar imaging. My equipment is housed in a roll-off roof observatory constructed from a timber garden shed.
The site includes images of the night sky, including planets, the Moon, nebulae, globular and open star clusters and galaxies. It also includes a list of polar alignment software, a tutorial on the use of the Digital Development (DDP) filter in Maxim DL and details of the flat field lightbox that I constructed from an electroluminescent panel. I have also included Youtube videos taken of my Takahashi Mewlon 300/Astro-Physics AP1200 and Mars