greetings from the dark skies of Zambia.
I am lucky enough to live in the true wilderness of a Zambian National Park (yep, sorry. Bortle 1) and while having been quite keen on astroscape type photography for a good few years (as well as wildlife obviously and landscapes) I recently got an ioptron skyguider to get more into astrophotography. All my gear is photo dedicated - Canon R6, 100=400ii, adapted Nikon 180 f2.8 (on its way), 24-105 F4, 16-35F5, 85 f1.8, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 20mm f1.4. Plus a very sturdy jobu design tripod.
I have been pretty happy with some of my first images, getting to grips with DSS, Sequator, and using APT to generally make life easier.
The wilderness does have it's challenges - two evenings ago on my small hill nearby I was trying (and struggling) to get polar alignment when the faint roars of nearby lions started getting a bit closer so the session ended!
Also while I am under dark skies, at this time of year wildfires cause a lot of challenges in terms of light pollution and haze with lower targets. Anyway I am falling pretty deep down the rabbit hole and hoping to learn here. As well as maybe share some stories.
Real name is Gilmour!