Ken James

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"What an amazing ability, to see and photograph something millions of light years away as it is happening millions of years ago! It's like a time machine" Ken James

Although I have been 'into' Astronomy throughout my whole life I didn't get to see through a Telescope until I was 27.

It would be another 20 years before I was able to connect a camera to a Telescope and photograph the incredible objects I could see.

And as most, I am fairly well addicted. There is something about the Universe that makes us want to explore it more.

In this site I display my images so you can see that space is not empty. It is full of amazing objects practically everwhere you point a Telescope!

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TECHNICAL:

All the images in this site were photographed by me, from Snake Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Most of the images were taken with a Canon 350d DSLR mounted to a Saxon ED80 Refractor Telescope on a Skywatcher EQ6 mount.

To keep the tracking accurate a Saxon 120mm Refractor is used with a Phillips 840k ToUcam webcam for accurate guiding of the mount.

Other equipment used: 12" f5 Dobsonian Reflector, 200mm Tal 'Klevtsov', modified Phillips ToUcam, Meade Deep Sky Imager,

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