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Jupiter Scorpio Milky Way

Jupiter Rising

There has been a stunning sight of Jupiter rising in the east these past few weeks. Just on dark, and rising right along with the core of the Milky Way, has been an incredibly bright “star” just below the scorpion, and beside Sagittarius. Just below Sagittarius is the ringed planet, Saturn. These shots were taken...Read More

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2

Comet Lovejoy is in a wonderful part of the night sky for viewing and photographing right now. It is currently passing very close to the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) which is the famous star cluster near Taurus and Orion and quite easy to spot on a dark night. The comet itself is visible as a diffuse...Read More

Astro Photography – Pentax K5 & Astro Tracer

I recently purchased the Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS1 for the Pentax K5, which as well as providing GPS functionality contains a rather handy little feature called “Astro Tracer”. This feature takes full advantage of the K5’s in camera shake reduction feature to literally rotate the camera’s sensor in time with the earth’s movement – as...Read More