About

Hi my name is Lee Shephard.

I am 53 , married and I have 3 drains on my resources (kids).
I live in the UK in a little town called Hatfield . Famous for building the first commercial Jet.

My interests are Football (Arsenal) Fishing, Astronomy and Music. I was in a pro grock band called The Autoset. You can still find us on iTunes and Deezer etc

For as long as I can remember.
I have loved staring up at the heavens.
I got into Amateur astronomy about 10 years ago.

Thanks to Professor Brian Cox and Professor Stephen Hawkins.  They gave me the inspiration to take a closer look at the wonders of the Universe.
I bought a second hand pair of binoculars for about £20 and was amazed at all the things I could see. Pleiades, Andromeda, Orion’s Nebula, Star clusters and planets.
I just had to get a Telescope!
But which one?
My budget was very limited so I looked on eBay and after some research on the Astronomy forums opted for a
Sky-Watcher-Skyhawk-1145P-SynScan-AZ goto Telescope.

My first Telescope Sky watcher 114p synscan

Second hand £150. Bargain!!!

My first ever glimpse of Saturn and its rings and moons was absolutely mind blowing and something I will never forget!

Astronomy Emporium ….

This site is set up to help would be Amateur and learned astronomers get the information and products they need.  How to get optimum performance out of your Telescope or binoculars .

It has links that will take you to all the best Astronomy equipment retailers. Giving you the best value for money.
If you have any questions please drop me a line at:
samurai290463@gmail.com