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Subject:	Saturn Image
Sent:	Tuesday, November 14, 2006 13:37:15
From:	Frank Ryan Jr (
Here is my second attempt at imaging Saturn with the ETX-125PE & Philips
Webcam. The seeing was awfull and almost bright but I managed to pull
out some details, (banding on the planet & the Cassini division).


End of today's update
Subject:	Photograph for the ETX deep sky astrophotography gallery.
Sent:	Tuesday, October 31, 2006 13:43:49
From:	chasiotis elias (
One of my first tries on deep sky imaging with DMK.
The camera is capable of capturing long exposures of up to 30 seconds,
but it' s software is not fully functional as there is no special mode
for long exposures.


End of 8 November update
Subject:	Super Resolution from a webcam
Sent:	Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:24:16
From:	Howard Fink (
Taken July 14 about 1am, from 107th and Amsterdam in Manhattan.  444
frames shot with toucam pro on etx-125 with ir filter and focal reducer.

In registax, I set drizzle to 50 percent pixel size and x 3 image size. 
The result has a lot of detail, but is extremely blocky.  I ran a
gaussian blur 1.8 pixels in Photoshop, and an unsharp mask of 2.2
pixels.  Switched mode to grayscale to reduce the memory size.  The left
edge was quite noisy, so I trimmed it off.  Conditions were very good,
but hardly excellent.  I could see all seven stars in the big dipper,
which indicates a good night for viewing.  (The previous night, while
dark, had only Arcturus visible in the whole sky. (( Jupiter was behind
a building)) )

Howard Fink


End of 4 August update
Subject:	Jupiter pics
Sent:	Friday, June 9, 2006 02:33:45
From:	C.A.Warburton (
I have taken some images of Jupiter and the Moon last Friday (2-6-06)
with my 'Mighty' ETX-90 ec from my garden and thought I'd share them
with you. They are all taken with a Philips toucam pro 840 with IR
filter and either no barlow, 2x Celestron Apo Barlow or 3x Antares

The first is of Jupiter without Barlow and is a stack of 519 frames
froma total of 527 set at 640 x 480 pixels. This shows the Great Red
Spot and the moons Io and Europa.


The second is of the moon Io from the same image but much enhanced.


The third is again of Jupiter this time with 2x Barlow and is a stack of
1306 frames from a Total of 1752. Set at 320 x 240 pixels and resized


The Fourth is of the Moon showing the environs of the Craters Theophilus
and Cyrillus.


The fifth and last is a close up using a 3x Barlow and is a stack of 618
frames from a total of 1134 set at 320 x 240 pixels showing in detail
the craters Theophilus (100km) and Cyrillus (98km).


The seeing was quite poor and at 11.00 o'clock at night it was still not
completely dark. I think if I persevere I'm sure I can get some better
images of Jupiter.

Many thanks Mike for your superbly kept site I never cease to enjoy it.

Kind regards,
Chris Warburton, Derbyshire, UK. 

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