Clarendon at night…

Clarendon-against-the-Milky-way

When ones partner takes an interest in a subject invariably I become involved at some level such is the case with astronomy. My nearest and dearest has had a bubbling under the surface interest for several years a few apps and the odd book only served to propagate this interest to a higher intensity until a few weeks ago when a decision was made to purchase a telescope.

A few days later the object of a long desire arrived and a few days later the Tamar Valley Astronomy Group was contacted. The date was set to go to a meeting under the stars at Clarendon Homestead. Clarendon is a country home in the grand neo classical style. Once the home of a well to do farmer, built in the nineteenth century its now owned by the national trust and presents a stunning forground to an equally stunning view of the milky way. I have to say its a very long time since I have seen the sky at night so clearly and this is one of the very first group of astro photographs I have captured. Its a peculiarity that in all of the years that I have been using a camera this sector of the craft is new to me. So much still to learn…

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