Derrick is an experienced digital astrophotographer. His observatory (Leckhampstead Observatory) is in a small rural village a few miles North of Newbury in Berkshire. It benefits from lower than average light pollution (in UK terms) as the nearest streetlights are several miles away. His observatory consists of:
- 12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope mounted on an Astro-Physics 1200 GOTO Mount
- TMB 152/1200 Apochromatic Refractor mounted on an AstroPhysics AP900 GOTO Mount
- SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera
See his website for more details and some amazing pictures of astronomical objects.
|Date||Talk at GAS meeting|
|7 May 2009||Astrophotography using a Digital SLR Camera
See Derrick's presentation here [PDF: 1.5Mb, Members only].