Blog Articles from July 2011

Astrophotography for Beginners Part 2

Posted by Kieron McGrath - 16:01 on 29 July 2011
The second method of taking photographs with a telescope is known as Prime Focus. Using this technique the telescope replaces the camera's lens. So if you have an 80mm f/4 refractor for example, your camera will now be attached to a 320mm lens. This wil...

God Speed Atlantis

Posted by Kieron McGrath - 17:02 on 08 July 2011
I have just been watching the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, live on NASA TV. This is the last ever shuttle launch. I can remember viewing the very first launch of the shuttle Columbia on 12 April 1981 from a seismic exploration vessel in the Red ...

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