Night conceals the World but reveals the Universe

This site has been set up with a view to documenting my progress (or lack of it!) in learning the art of Astrophotography. There will be comments on the equipment in use, how the custom pieces were made and how they perform. I will also publish the background data that I have accumulated in the quest for high quality photographs of the beautiful night skies above West Sussex, taken from the Chanctonbury Observatory.

To contact me please email: steve at (use the conventional format!)

My book 'Making Every Photon Count' third edition
a beginner's guide to deep sky astro-photography
is now available.

Please click here for details of the book

My latest book 'Dark Art or Magic Bullet?'
a beginner's guide to deep sky image processing
will - available before the end of November.

Please click here for details of the book

sky at night astrophotography observatory

Newest image taken from my Observatory

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Wizard The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) 14/04/19