Recent Images
  NGC1491, Sh2-206
  Sharpless Sh2-223, sh2-224
  California NGC1499
  CTB1 Remnant
  M16 Eagle
  IC 1396
  Sharpless SH 129
  M57 - Ring Neb
  M51 Whirlpool
  M106 Galaxy
  M81 Ha
  M82 Ha
  B33 Horsehead
  old astro images

Equipment and Method
  ATM with a lathe
  NEW Amp Off Mods
  Webcam Mods Summary
  Webcam Spectroscopy
  Home Anodising

Astrophotography Blog

  Accountant Tutorial
  Astronomy Weather
  Rough Guide to Astronomy
  Telescope Buying Advice
  Astronomical Annoyances

  Download Constellations



Astrophotography images at the Curdridge Telescope Astronomy Observatory

Welcome to The Curdridge Observatory.The majority of our astronomy and astrophotography imaging is done using SC1 and SC3 long exposure modified toucam webcams, Artemis CCD cameras and standard reflecting telescopes in Curdridge, Southampton, UK. Our work does not produce regular entries into Astronomy Picture of the Day or rival the Hubble Space Telescope, but is sometimes quite unusual! We also enjoy the DIY aspects of astronomy and much prefer to build our own solultions to problems using methods like a mini-lathe and home anodising to save money.




Homemade DIY telescope Mount Link

Arduino projects

Bookmark and Share

Latest Additions: Current Imaging Setup.... Homemade DIY dovetail bar.... Homemade DIY focuser.... Homemade DIY filter wheel.... Home Anodising for my telescope parts....
The state of astronomy in the mind of the modern public.... Homemade DIY telescope parts with a 7x12 mini lathe
Notes on Autoguiding EQ Mounts - How I autoguide my Meade LXD55 with a webcam and Guidedog

I have some strong views on astronomical equipment. We dislike the current mindset found in some amatuer astronomers of "Throwing Money" at a problem. See my pet hates. Whilst we accept that some things must be purchased, we will only take this course when it becomes impossible to devise a solution on our own. Homemade kit gives a much better satisfaction per astrophotograph. And it is cheaper. Time spent solving a problem properly is time well spent. Going for a quick retail fix rarely works. We like to learn things for ourselves eg Anodizing.Please check out the equipment section or follow the highlights below:

We have a few techniques to share:

Best Artemis images:

Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.