Astrophotography…

Astrophotography Clarendon with the milky way as a backdrop

When partner takes an interest in a subject invariably the other half becomes involved at some level such is the case with astronomy. My nearest & dearest has had a bubbling under the surface interest in astronomy for several years, a few apps and the odd book only served to propagate this interest to a higher intensity until a few weeks ago when a decision was made ‘purchase a telescope’.

A few days later the object of a long desire arrived and a few days after that the Tamar Valley Astronomy Group was contacted. The date was set to go to a meeting under the stars at Clarendon Homestead. Clarendon is a country home in the grand neo classical style. Once the home of a well to do farmer, built in the nineteenth century its now owned by the national trust and presents a stunning forground to an equally stunning view of the milky way. I have to say its a very long time since I have seen the sky at night so clearly and this is one of the very first group of astro photographs I have captured. Its a peculiarity that in all of the years that I have been using a camera this sector of the craft is new to me. So much still to learn…