Last updated: 27 November 2007
Subject: ETX-125ec Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 19:03:41 From: J DuMong (firstname.lastname@example.org) I have a question for you that would be of a big help to me. I want to adapt my new Canon HV20 camcorder to my ETX-125ec as I use my 125 as a viewing scope for photo use on my computer. I do bird watching also.Do you know of a source or a link to help me find an answer. Hoping you can help, I am John DuMong Thank youMike here: See the "Camcorders" articles (this page) on the Helpful Information: Astrophotography page for some user comments. Also, you might check the Accessory Reviews: Astrophotography page for some ideas which may or may not work depending on the nature of the camera lens. Lastly, see the article "Video Camera mounting, electric focuser" on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page.
Subject: ETX 70 Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 03:45:10 From: Manuel Thomaz (email@example.com) Sorry to bother you again, but youve been very helpful and I do thank you for your help. I have been very enthusiastic about this new hobby of mine. Now I would like to take some photos using my 3CCD Panasonic camcorder. I guess it will allow a good start into astrophotography. What do I need to adapt this camcorder (37mm filter thread) to my ETX 70 and what would you suggest as the best software? Thanks again for your help. ManuelMike here: First off, the camcorder may be too heavy for the ETX-70 to slew and track without slippage. But if you want to try it you will need one of the accessories shown on the Accessory Reviews: Astrophotography page. You will be doing afocal photography since you can't probably remove the camera lens. As to software, that depends on your operating system. For Mac OS X, you could use QuickTime Pro, iMovie, Keith's Image Stacker, and Keith' s AstroImager. For Windows, AstroStack and Registax are the standards.
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