A better account of a comet

Another clear night saw me trying to capture the comet again. This time with a longer lens. The comet is getting higher in the sky, and today is the closest approach to Earth (so it might be a bit brighter). Still no progress on getting my telescope mount back from the repair place, so I’m …

“An imperfect account of a comet…”

to quote Caroline Herschel. There’s a buzz in the media over the rare green comet that’s whizzing past us right now. It’s fuelled in part by the colour (almost certainly not visible to the eye (especially from light polluted regions)), and in part by spectacular images from big telescopes. I like comets, and try to …

Photography

I’ve been fascinated by photography ever since I saw a neighbour’s Polaroid camera in the early 1980s. I’m not sure I understood what I was seeing then, but the idea that you could get a picture immediately stuck with me. Growing up, we had a family camera, but it was rarely used due to the …