Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 in Tennessee

I finally got the time to get some eclipse pictures together! Between increased duties at work, the long drive back from Tennessee, and hurricane Harvey, I have been a wee bit busy, sorry! Almost a year ago my wife and I decided we were going to go see the total solar eclipse 2017. Looking at a list of total solar eclipses, this was the only one until 2024. So we decided to go. For us, the best place to see the eclipse was in Tennessee so that is where we decided to go. Early on Saturday 19th my wife and… Continue reading

Print edition of EQ mount book released

For a couple of years now you have been able to purchase the book Getting Started: Using an Equatorial Telescope Mount from Amazon as a Kindle book. After numerous requests I have finally restructured the book and released it as a print version for those who want an actual book to take with them outside and learn their new mount. Both versions of the book are available on Amazon.com via this link. Thanks for making it a best seller! Share this post! Continue reading

New book on taking pictures of eclipses released!

  Do you want to learn how to take photographs of an exciting Solar or Lunar Eclipse? Do you have the right equipment for the job? Do you want to know ALL the tips and techniques needed to make this a success? A total Solar Eclipse is an incredible sight to behold. It is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events and has been the subject of amazement, wonder and fear throughout the ages. But they don’t come around very often. In fact, the last total solar eclipse in North America was 40 years ago. In 2017, however, you will have… Continue reading

Astrophotography tutorials, reviews, and more on YouTube.

I have had a YouTube channel for a long time but never really developed it until recently. Now I have started putting up astrophotography tutorials, astrophotography videos, reviews, and much more at a breakneck pace mainly aimed at astrophotography for beginners. Just last weekend I put around five videos up with several more in process. Just this weekend I added the following videos: How to connect a DSLR or other camera to your telescope Orion Stratus Eyepiece Review Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Review Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian Telescope Review Explore Scientific AR127 Refractor Review Orion SkyView Pro GOTO Mount Review… Continue reading

WordPress For Normal People book released!

WordPress For Normal People is my new book which has just been released on Amazon in both print and kindle editions.    WordPress is the perfect tool to help you build the website you’ve always wanted. But the ‘help’ aspect which is built into it isn’t always the right thing for someone who just getting started and needs to know how to build a website. What you need, and what this book will provide, is a book that shows you how to get off the ground and then build on that knowledge to give you a secure and usable website.… Continue reading

Data Recovery For Normal People book released!

Data Recovery For Normal People is my new book which has just been released on Amazon in both print and kindle editions.   Information Technology is an area which is constantly on the move, sometimes at a speed which is dizzying and difficult to keep pace with. In particular data recovery can be one of the more complex problems you might encounter and in order to keep up with the latest trends and information you could be required to read endless tomes, watch hours of videos or trawl through myriad blogs. The sheer amount of information is often overwhelming and… Continue reading

Brightest supermoon in seventy years

Last night was the brightest supermoon in seventy years, or so they say. Unfortunately I was not doing anything special for the occasion although I did get to spend a few minutes out at the observatory and took a few pictures. So what exactly is a supermoon? Let’s start answering that question with the fact that the moon’s orbit around the earth is not a perfect circle but more of an ellipse. At times that means the moon is closer to the earth than at other times. A supermoon is when you have a full (or new although you can’t… Continue reading