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Speaker - Derrick Farley

Derrick Farley with his RCOS 12.5 Derrick Farley with his RCOS 12.5" + CCD Imaging System on AP1200 GTO Mount.
Copyright Derrick Farley.

Derrick is an experienced digital astrophotographer. His observatory (Leckhampstead Observatory) is in a small rural village a few miles North of Newbury in Berkshire. It benefits from lower than average light pollution (in UK terms) as the nearest streetlights are several miles away. His observatory consists of:

  • 12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope mounted on an Astro-Physics 1200 GOTO Mount
  • TMB 152/1200 Apochromatic Refractor mounted on an AstroPhysics AP900 GOTO Mount
  • SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

See his website for more details and some amazing pictures of astronomical objects.

Date Talk at GAS meeting
7 May 2009 Astrophotography using a Digital SLR Camera.
See Derrick's presentation here [PDF: 1.5Mb, Members only].

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