Tag Archives: astrophotography

Corn Du and Pen y Fan at Night, Snow and the Andromeda Galaxy

Pen y Fan from Corn Du at Night

For quite some time now I have been wanting to photograph the stars in the Brecon Beacons with snow on the ground. There are several factors involved for this to be successful – the moon must be new and below the horizon, there must be no cloud, there must be snow on the ground and my wife’s shift pattern means I can only do this on 26 weeks of the year. When I saw the ……

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Caswell Bay and Langland Bay at night

Caswell Bay with Polaris, Cassiopeia and Cepheus

Yesterday, the alarm went off at 4am. I dragged myself from the warm bed and drove out to Gower with the purpose of photographing Langland Bay and Caswell Bay at night. At Langland, I walked down to the beach and tried a photo looking back to the huts, but it was too bright with light pollution. I tried a few more photos (which I’ve only briefly looked at) but decided I would have better luck ……

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Orion Constellation, The Moon and Tor Bay

Orion, the Moon, Tor Bay and Oxwich Bay

This is a follow on from the previous blog post when I went out to shoot stars on Gower. I had left Emma and headed down to Penmaen Burrows on my own – I was pleased to see there weren’t any more cars in the car park, so it meant I had the place to myself. I went to the viewpoint of Tor Bay that I use on my Workshops and set up behind a ……

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Rhossili Bay Stars at Night

Rhossili Bay, The Helvetia Wreck, The Milky Way and The Plough

Last night I headed to Rhossili Bay to photograph stars. I’ve shot star trails there before, but this time I wanted to capture the stars as pin pricks. I had checked everything but had forgotten to look at the moon forecast so was a little disappointed when I saw there was a half-moon high in the sky, but the weather has been so bad recently that I decided to go anyway. I met up with ……

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Astrophotography with TriggerTrap

35 minutes of night using TriggerTrap

Very rarely does advertising catch my attention, but I was browsing Facebook and an advert for TriggerTrap caught my eye – it promised to allow me to control my camera from my smart phone. I had a look and I was so impressed, my “dongle” arrived the next day!

Trigger Trap connected to my phone and camera

Typically, the weather forecast was wrong this morning and I was surprised to see the stars out – eager ……

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