Astrophotography

AllSky Camera MK2
AllSky Camera MK2

In early April 2020, I built an AllSky Camera using the information from Wireless All Sky Camera. This was really more of a “Macgyver” case of can I slap things together rather then a properly planned build like the author of that DIY had done. I was generally happy with this, but as we had snow I released a dome would…

Is this a meteor?

On May 9 at 23:44:42 I captured a bright object on my AllSky camera. Just prior to this image you can see a faint meteor trail streaking by, and just after this image you can see a faint streak as well. See the images below. Just not sure what this larger flash was, it only lasted for one shot. Just…

AllSky Camera – A successful overnight view
AllSky Camera – A successful overnight view

I recently posted about setting up an AllSky Camera for capturing activity in the sky overnight. I had some setup issues at the start and then when I got passed that mother nature did not give me a nice clear sky all night long. Well, last night (April 14, 2020, to April 15, 2020) was finally clear all night long…

AllSky Camera is Live
AllSky Camera is Live

Last summer I saw a DIY post about creating an AllSky Camera which got me thinking about creating one of my own. Last week (Mar 30 – Apr 5, 2020 ) I finally got around to building this camera. I had all the hardware but had to improvise in terms of the casing for the camera and the RaspberryPi. My…

Canon Rebel 0.96″ Telescope Adapter
Canon Rebel 0.96″ Telescope Adapter

I wanted to use my Canon Rebel to take pictures of the night sky using a telescope. I could have purchased the appropriate T-Adapter for the camera, but I decided to try and make one myself. The Parts Above is a photo of the parts used for this adapter. On the left is a standard Canon ES body cap which…