Welcome to Pat's Online Astronomy Journal.
I am new here so there is little in my journal ATM.
I hope that I will be able to add useful information over time.
Astronomy, and particularly astrophotography, is one of several things that I have wanted to do from birth. I have done most of the others to my satisfaction, so, now that I am 'retired' and should have time on my hands, I am taking my Astrophotography reasonably seriously.
Travel in my motorhome.
Favorite Sky Object
Experience: 5-10 Years
Astrophotography: Yes, I do take pictures through my telescope
Where I live
Comments about where I live
London is supposed to be one of the 'Big Cities' of our planet.
And suffers from all of the problems that the status brings.
Atmospheric turbulence is probably the biggest problem to me, with light pollution running a close second.
Because of these, and a somewhat limited view of the sky, I have not built am observatory.
Instead, I travel about 25 miles out of London whenever there is the promise of a clear sky.
A drive of about 150 miles is needed for any further improvement.
And having to set up, align, polar align for long exposures, then tear it all down again, is a real pain!