Last updated: 31 December 2003

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Subject:	Happy new Year Mike !
Sent:	Wednesday, January 2, 2002 1:07:28
From: (Monty Coward)
When you do not have the most sophisticated observing equipment ...

Many of us, especially me, envy those that have the large light buckets and
top-of-the-range imaging equipment.  So, what do you do? Well you take what
you have and try to make the best of what you have and explore its limits.

I used an ETX 70, an Orion Solar Filter and the low-end Fuji Axia IX-10
Digital Camera.  This image of a slice of the sun was imaged on New Years
Eve ... through the eyepiece using a 3 x Barlows and a 16mm Meade Plossl.
The image was enhanced using PhotoStudio and PhotoImpact.  The results
were not that pleasing and definitely needs more attention detail as far as
focus and magnification are concerned. The Axia IX-10 does not boast
sophisticated features so I have to be more careful in future.

Image format: 640 x 480.  Lens aperture: F2.2.  Used Auto exposure.

Lewis Montague Coward

Subject:	First Photos using ETX 70AT
Sent:	Wednesday, January 2, 2002 19:16:24
From: (Walter  Branch)
As with most folks, I want to complement you on a great and very useful
and user friendly site.  I'll buy the book too :-)

I would like to send you my first attempts at astrophotography using my
ETX 70 AT and my digital camera, a Fujifilm Finepix 1400, held to the
scope's eyepiece.  I am attaching my first attempt at taking an image of
the sun using the solar filter from Scoptronix. This image was taken on
Christmas eve, 2001.  This, and the subsequent photo I am sending of the
moon, are not "touched up" in any way and are simply
straight-from-the-camera images.

Anyway, thanks again.

-Walter Branch 

Walter Branch, Ph.D.
Branch Meteorites
322 Stephenson Ave., Suite B
Savannah, GA  31405 USA


Subject:	ETX-70 and Finepix 2800 Zoom
Sent:	Monday, April 22, 2002 7:14:31
From: (Gilberto Cutrupi)
I was wondering if you or any of the other astro-folks had any
experience using the Fuji Finepix 2800Z with the etx-70. i couldn't find
many info on the net and I'd like to know if, for example, the Digi-T
would work on this camera and if its specs are ok (not perfect :-) for


Subject:	ETX photography
Sent:	Thursday, October 10, 2002 15:59:25
From: (Evans)
Greetings from Canada's Arctic, the NWT. I am the happy owner of an ETX

I just recently bought a FujiFilm FinePix 4800Z Digital camera.

I have had the opportunity to try any astro photography yet, but was
practicing with a terrestrial shot. I also wanted to try editing with
some photo editing software.

I took the close up's by removing the rubber eye-cup from my 26mm
Plossell, and attaching it directly onto the lens of the camera. I then
just used the Macro setting on the camera, and held it up to the
eyepiece of the ETX and snapped a few pictures. I am now sure yet
whether I will have any success with night shots. I noticed that it was
quite difficult to hold camera up to the eyepiece, without nudging the
telescope. It will require more practise.

Anyway I thought your readers might be interested.

Great site, I have been a reader of Weasners' Mighty, for quite a few
years now. Thanks for all your work, and dedication, to this valuable


John Evans

Subject:	digital camera
Sent:	Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:37:34
I would like to order a digital adapter for my digital camera to be
place it on my ETX105EC. Would you please tell me which adapter I should
get? My camera model is: Fuji F401 you can view more info of this camera
at: or
can I just get a ScopeTronix EZ-Pix

Sorry to bother you again..
Have a happy thanksgiving!

Mike here: Scopetronix sells a line of adapters called the Digi-T System. Check their website to see if they have a T-ring for your camera. It is mentioned in the ETX book and on the ETX website (Accessory Reviews - Astrophotography).
Subject:	site questions
Sent:	Sunday, May 4, 2003 07:55:53
From: (Jeff Gifford)
I recently came across your site and I will have to say that I find it
extremely informative.  I have been taking some lunar pictures using a
recently purchased Fuji s602.  The pictures are good but not even in the
ballpark to the detailed ones using a digital camera and the Meade etx90
photos on your site.  I currently do not own a telescope but I am
interested in the etx90.  My question(s) the only difference in the
etx90ra and the etx90ec, the computer controls?  I searched your site
for some pictures using the Fuji s602 and the etx90 but I could not find you know of folks on your site using this combination?  I
know I have seen different adapters for the larger lens digital cameras
but I have yet to see some astrophotography using the s602 and a
telescope.  Is the etx90 a good beginner scope that I may be able to
adapt easily for digital photography? ThanksJeff
Mike here: One person has a Fuji s602. You can see his set up on the April 2003 General Feedback page (in the Feedback Archives). He is doing Piggyback Photography. I couldn't find any other references to the s602. Yes, the ETX-90 makes an excellent beginner telescope and as evidenced on the ETX Site, you can take some good to amazing astrophotos with it.
Subject:	Astro Photography. Moon Fuji 6800
Sent:	Sunday, June 1, 2003 10:01:38
From: (Iain McClelland)
A few photo's of the moon using a ETX 125 and Fuji FinePix 6800.
I have not seen any other mention of this camera.


Iain McClelland

Subject:	etx 105
Sent:	Friday, December 5, 2003 08:33:18
From: (leon maile)
already 8 months down the line with my etx105 and enjoying every moment
with it.i always look at your site for tips and photos,and it's great to
be part of what everybody is doing around the globe is doing with their's some pictures i took with my fuji602 pro and etx 105.only the
moon has been stacked.
Moon and planets

Subject: Planet Gallery.
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:09:43 -0000
From: "James Jefferson-Wilson James" (
I got your ETX Book for xmas, great reading so far !

Could you put this on your ETX Planet Gallery ?

Thankyou !

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