Missing: Have you seen…

Cabin with Stars thumb

OK! so I’m not really missing I’ve just not been around for some time, so thought it was time to post something, anything! It seems like one of my most used phrases ‘it’s been a while’, but finding time to get out with my scope to do any worthwhile astronomy is proving difficult at the moment. When I have time, the weather is bad. When the weather is good, I don’t have the time. This is not helped by living in a big city with […]

A Retrospective Review

Skywatcher Explorer 130P

Having recently decided to upgrade my Skywatcher EQ2 mount, I thought it was a good time to look back at the pros and cons along with my experience using the mount. Initial Impressions I remember thinking this looks sturdy being made of solid metal My initial impressions when I opened my scope were good, though never having owned my own scope and only having a brief go on a friend’s scope, I had little to compare it to. I remember thinking this looks sturdy being […]

Finally… a change in the weather


It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to get out with my scope. The weather here in the UK has been awful for well over 4 months, and when it has been nice I’ve been too busy to get my scope outside. Finally a couple of night ago we had awesome weather, though a bit chilly, with a perfectly clear sky, not a cloud insight. The International Space Station (ISS) has been passing over the UK every night for the past week and […]



It’s amazing how quick the last year has gone, It only seems a minute since NASA rover Curiosity landed on the red plane Mars.   The thought of going to another world, untouched by humans has always facinated me and the photos coming back from Curiosity have only made me dream more. To look at some of the photos of the martian surface, endless deserts as far as the eye can see is just stunning. This 360 panorama of Curiosity and surrounding landscape is just […]