The Universe Today - From the Pinetree Observatory

The Sun

The Moon

The Planets

Comets & Small Solar System Bodies

Messier Objects

NGC & IC Objects

Events, Widefield & Montages


Telescopes, Equipment & Observatories
My Astro-photographs are taken with scopes from an 8 inch and 5 inch Skywatcher reflectors, an Evostar 80ED refractor, a 3 inch Celestron reflector, & Lunt LS50THa Solar Scope. For deep sky images, I have a QHY163M Cooled camera, an Astro-modded Canon 1100D and Nikon D3200. For Solar, Lunar and planets, I have two ASI120MM's, an ASI120MM-S and ASI120MC-S  and a ZWO filter wheel. 
The old observatory had an NEQ6 Pro GOTO mount, and I have a motorised EQ2 for a mobile set up. Guiding is via a TS 9mm Off-Axis Guider, and a Lodestar Autoguider camera. From 2012 to 2020, I lived in a town, with a light pollution level of 8 to 9 on the Bortle Dark Sky Scale. In 2021 I moved to a village with a Bortle 5 rating.