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This year as a birthday present my family bought me an adaptor to enable fitting my camera to my telescope. While neither are the top of their range they still for me provide a great deal of pleasure using and adapting them to first see stars, and secondly try getting usable pictures of them. With the adaptor I can fit the camera to the telescope to use them both together, and so far I’ve been really pleased with the results. There is still lots for me to figure out and to improve on but it is fascinating for me to see the results. These are some from the UK’s cold snap over the last few days.

Pentax K-50 1/2SEC ISO 51200.  Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula.

Pentax K-50 1/2SEC ISO 51200. Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula.

Pentax K-50. 2SEC ISO 51200. Longer exposure bringing out more of the nebular but noise and movement becomes an issue.

Pentax K-50. 2SEC ISO 51200. Longer exposure bringing out more of the nebular but noise and movement becomes an issue.

Pentax K-50 1/8SEC ISO 51200.

Pentax K-50 1/8SEC ISO 51200.

Composite Image using Adobe Photoshop and the three previous images.

Composite Image using Adobe Photoshop and the three previous images.

It is always fascinating to look out into the night sky and see the universe spread out above. It makes me feel humble and amazed that we, by some giant trick, survive here. And who else is out there, looking across the stars wondering the same thing?

I have started writing again, and will post some of my fragments again in the near future. I hope you join me to read them.

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