I'm Tim Trott, a web developer, photographer and amateur astronomer originally from Bristol and now living in Scotland. This website is my online journal, a place for me to record my day-to-day thoughts and write about my experiences and hobbies.

I'm fully qualified as an IT professional with 15 years of experience building highly effective websites for small to medium sized companies in the UK.

Below, you will find my latest writing, or you can use the menu to the left to find my hobbies and activities.

Tim Trott
Observation Tips08/06/2015

Here is a collection of my top 25 wish list items to see in the sky at night ranging from Iridium flares to solar flares and distant galaxies.

Just Me,Scotland20/03/2015

Photos from Leith, Edinburgh, as today is my last day working in Edinburgh. I now have a few days off and start a new job in Glasgow next week.

Observation Logs21/02/2015

It's been a while since I've been out under the stars, but tonight I took out my camera and photographed some of the stars and the moon from my own dark sky area for Moffat Astronomy.


Military low flying aircraft are used to train aircrew and is carried out across all of the UK. My cottage is right under the flight path coming out of Moffat Hills!


Now the snow has cleared, and I have a a few free weekends, I've started doing some walking in Moffat and in the land and gardens surrounding my cottage.


Climbing up Grey Mares Tail near Moffat in the snow and ice, with a completely frozen over Loch Skeen at the top!


Starting out walking again by tackling the Criffel, near Dumfries. It was harder than we thought!


A few pictures from the latest snow in Moffat and the surrounding Moffat Hills and the Devils Beef Tub.

KTM 990 Adventure20/10/2014

While calling into ASDA to get some tea on my way home from work, I left the store only to find my motorcycle stolen from right outside!!!

Goals & Ambitions06/09/2014

I haven't quite completed my probation period at my new job, but I've just viewed an absolutely perfect cottage just outside Moffat and put down a deposit for my first home!

Just Me27/06/2014

After what seems like an age hunting for a new job and going to interviews, I've finally been offered a position as a software engineer for a website design agency in Edinburgh!

Observation Tips08/06/2014

Looking through an eyepiece, the sky will take on a different orientation depending on which telescope you use.


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