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Subject: Jupiter and Io Sent: Friday, February 1, 2002 19:29:43 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean-Yves Beninger) Last night (1 feb 2002, 15:00 GMT), I took this picture (in fact stack of 150 pics with Sony video camera)of Jupiter with what appears to be Io's shadow. I did not notice it visually and was surprised to see it on the shots. It is very clear in every individual picture! Best regards Jean-Yves
Subject: Picture of moon Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2002 23:48:24 From: email@example.com (Jean-Yves Beninger) Here is a picture of the moon you may like to post on your site. Taken from Perth (Australia), using ETX125EC and Sony MiniDV video camera. 20 pictures stacked using astrostack. Best regards Jean-Yves
Subject: Better shot from Jupiter Sent: Friday, March 8, 2002 0:21:11 From: Mikko.Syrjasuo@fmi.fi (Mikko Syrjasuo) The earlier Jupiter shots I sent you earlier had an artifact due to "bad" choice in grayscale modification. This resulted in a bright spot between the cloud belts in the centre of the planet. Anyway, I'm learning... I captured this one by using the same setup: ETX-70, Meade UWA 6.7mm and my DV camcorder. I've stacked about hundred images for each colour component (scaled to 200% size). Hope this encourages other small scope owners with their experiments... Cheers, Mikko
Subject: Jupiter with videocam Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 8:19:26 From: firstname.lastname@example.org did this one and the next one with my Sony handycam and eyepiece projection. Job
Subject: Orion Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 7:58:36 From: email@example.com I tried yesterday to shoot The Orion Nebula from within my house through a dirty window with a Sony TRV 110 camcorder put on a 26mm Plossl on my ETX90. Not spectaculair, but nice to see that if you play with Levels in Photoshop, you can actually get the nebula. I use the TRV110 because I don't have a good digital photocamera. I am a little broke, but when I have some money again I want to search for an Olympus 2020Z. Or do you (or others who read this) know a good digital camera for less than $400 for astrophotography (especially deep-sky!).
A good site with answers to digital astro photography is: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze4r2c2/Astro/AstroDigiCamFAQ.html Greetings Job Geheniau The Netherlands
Subject: ETX-105 and Casio QV-3500ex digicam Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 9:16:44 From: ETX_Astro_Boy@sbcglobal.net (Craig M . Bobchin) I'm also attaching my 1st ever attempt at imaging Saturn with my ETX-105 and Casio QV-3500ex digicam. Not to impressive I know, but at least I got something for my efforts. Take care Craig
Mike here: Here is the same shot, cropped from the original:
Subject: Moon Pics Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 15:16:37 From: Dans0870@aol.com Hi, I took these photos on an ETX 90 RA using a cheap £100 Nisis DV cam. I thought they were quite good for such a cheap cam.
Subject: Saturn last night for you Sent: Friday, December 5, 2003 10:25:34 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (StuMegan) I am sure you get loads of images sent. Here's one I took through my recently acquired ETX125. Taken through an ETX 125 UHTC, using a Meade 4000 26mm plossol attached via a scopetronix Digi-T connector to a Canon ZR25MC Camcorder. No retouching was done whatsoever. Used the still photo option on the camera, which is approx 300k pixels ( < 1/3rd megapixel), so I was quite pleased. I need a new camera ;). Thanks so the ETX site btw. Stu Tucson,Az.
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