cocoon ic5146

Welcome to David Ratledge's virtual home devoted to Astronomy and the deep-sky in particular.

I hope you find something of interest whether you are a telescope maker, visual observer or astro imager.

For all the latest images from a Lancashire back garden - click here

star award

What's Hot

Mini Stargate

Asterisms
Something different that will put a smile on your face!
Click here

 

pal10

Microsoft Lifecam Cinema Webcam NEW
Return to webcam imaging with the Lifecam.
Click here

 

Mapping

Celestial Cartography
New section on an introduction to Star Mapping using IRIS
Click here

 

observatory

Lancashire Observatory
Refit completed with RCOS and Paramount operating.
Click here

 

bino2014

Kaizen 200mm Binoculars NEW 2014
The boys have done it again - probably our best binoculars yet.

Click here

image

Digital SLR Imaging
Best and cheapest way to get into colour imaging.

Click Here for DSLR Imaging Info.

Tracker

Camera Trackers
New in Telescope Making. The construction of our camera trackers is finished.

Click here

Cover Digital Astro

Springer's Best Kept Secret

Digital Astrophotography - The State of the Art edited by David Ratledge but including chapters from well known experts in their field. Full colour book is available now......

Click Here

   


footer