Last updated: 16 February 2003
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Subject: Digital Camera Adapter Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 19:05:36 From: email@example.com (Garth) I just picked up a Digital Camera Adapter That I just seen on your webpage. The problem I found was it worked as you said yours did in the daylight but my little HP 315s screen shows no image when it is dark (I guess it needs light before a image shows) so it is imposable to line up. I guess it is a HP glitch, works in the day though... Garth
Subject: digital photo Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 14:42:37 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mattson, Reino L CPT) This is the first attempt of taking a digital photo through the eyepiece of my ETX 90EC. I used an HP 618 camera.
Subject: Tiffen MegaPlus Lens Adapter for HP PhotoSmart 618 (37mm thread) Sent: Sunday, October 6, 2002 11:29:56 From: HacheyP@aol.com I want to use my HP PhotoSmart 618 Digital Camera with my ETX125 and I would like to use the Meade Camera Adapter. Since I have no experience with the Meade adapter I don't know if buying the accesory below would be of any help.. Would the fact that it would provide a 37 mm thread help in any way? Check out: http://www.tiffen.com/digital_hpproducts.htm Tiffen MegaPlus Lens Adapter for HP PhotoSmart 618 (37mm thread) Thanks - Paul HacheyMike here: The Meade Camera Adapter uses a standard T-Mount. You need a T-Ring that would supply that.
Subject: ETX60AT AstroPhotography Help Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 20:50:31 From: email@example.com (Robert Salhaney) I thought I would send this email to see if anyone else has had an experience similar or the same as I. I have an ETX60AT with a Hewlett Packard 315 digital camera attached via a Digi-T adapter. The camera does not allow for altering the duration of the photo. It is a one second maximum exposure. Shooting the moon without filter creates a washed-out moon when viewing photos on computer screen. Moon filter, red, green, blue, deep sky, and even tried OIII (once stacked with the Deep Sky filter), do not work much in filtering down light. The blue filter gave a little detail (with and without a 2x Barlow). However, the red filter stacked with a green filter gave the best results regarding some detail, but still not razor sharp picture. Maybe the camera cannot handle the bright full moon subject matter with the ETX. I say this, because when I use the same setup with my 6 inch Dob, with and without Barlow or moon filter, I get excellent results, during half moon. Have not tried camera setup with Dob during full moon yet. So, maybe full moon is "killing pixels" in camera. I would like to hear from anyone, especially those with a ETX60/70AT and a HP315 camera. Love your web site. Have read it for over a year now. The postings here gave me all the info. I needed before I bought the little ETX last year. You and everyone else continue to give me encouragement and new ideas. I love the little ETX. It has always tracked perfectly upon a good level setup. It picked up the Dumbell nebula a few weeks ago in my backyard which is magnitude 5.5 skies at best. It did extremely well in August up north with 7.0 naked eye - magnitude skies. The little ETX picked up a 8.8 mag star just before a glorious Aurora that covered over 180 degrees of the sky for an hour or more. Thanks again, Robert in DetroitMike here: If you camera takes good photos in the daytime (of terrestrial objects) it should be able to take shots of the Moon. You don't want a maximum exposure of 1 second but something a lot shorter. If you can adjust the exposure to shorten it or to reduce the camera's aperture setting, you should be able to get better results.
Subject: ETX Comments Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:14:54 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (CAROL WINSCOTT) The attached photos were obtained with a HP digital camera held up to the eyepiece of my ETX-90 by hand. Bill Winscott San Antonio, TX
Subject: moon photo Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 13:23:46 From: email@example.com Here's a moon photo I took about 1 year ago through my ETX-60 with a HP Photosmart 315 digital camera held up to a 9mm eyepiece with barlow and in auto mode.Some touching up in photoshop.thanks. Jeremy
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