Scope and Stars

My First Star Camp

Last weekend I attended my first star camp with my astronomical group. Although I only stayed for the friday night, I was able to get some good practice in with my new camera.

I arrived around 8pm and was able to quickly get my tent and scope setup be for sunset. After past troubles with my motor I was expecting to have some difficulties but for once my motor worked well.

Sadly it wasn’t the clearest of nights, patches of cloud made getting longer exposures difficult as you can see from my photos below.

I took a range of photo through my scope and with the camera simply on a tripod to get wider star field shots, but I am especially please with my shot of Jupiter through the scope.


As I journey through the wonders of the universe, my enlightenment to its beauty and vastness still amaze. As an amateur astronomer just starting out on my adventure, this is my blog and record of my adventure.