New reviews

I finally found the time to update our customer reviews. Once again we have been blessed to meet some lovely people doing this and made lots of new friends. There´s something about being in the mountains under a glorious starry sky that brings people together and it´s one of the main reasons we … Continue reading

Telescope upgrade

For our last two bookings we have trialled a more advanced telescope than our normal one with great results. Our 200mm Newtonian always had excellent optics but as with all scopes of this design such as dobsonians, they do not take kindly to being transported and are rarely at their best after a … Continue reading

Deep sky wonders

When we're not taking people up the mountain I sometimes get the opportunity to do some deep sky imaging and recently I had a go at two of the best, The Eagle Nebula made famous by Hubble's close up of the pillars of creation where stars are being born and The Helix Nebula, also known as "The eye … Continue reading

Hot on the mountain

There's a bit of a heatwave on the south coast at the moment and that has transferred up the mountain too. At 1800m (nearly 500m higher than Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain) it was 25c. At 1am! Fabulous! The sky low down is dusty and hazy and sunset was subdued compared to normal … Continue reading