Last updated: 18 November 2003
Some ETX users have sent me examples of their astrophotography. If you have some examples you would like included here please send me a description of how you made the astrophotos and a copy of the images as GIF or JPEG files (due to internet email gateway issues, please send only one image file per message). Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you have created your own web page with your examples please let me know and I'll include a link to your site.
|email@example.com (Mary Beth Schmidt) [18 Nov 03]|
Here's a delayed submission from eastern Connecticut. Really needed the 40 mm eyepiece to fit the whole moon into the view with the ETX125. Focused on infinity with the camera, then manually focussed the scope. Picked the better exposure times.....Suggestions always welcomed
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Raphael) [14 Nov 03]|
I'm sure you are swamped with eclipse photos but I thought I'd send a good
compilation for the site. Feel free to post it if you like it.
November 8, 2003 from Richmond Hill, Ontario (just north of Toronto).
ETX90EC UHTC. Canon A70 camera using Scopetronix Digi-T and MaxView 40.
|email@example.com (Bernard Fournier) [10 Nov 03]|
Shots of 11/08 lunar eclipse as seen from french Guyana.
300 mm objective piggybacked on ETX 125 + webcam.
Very nice view throught the clouds.
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Wallace) [10 Nov 03]|
This is a time-lapse I assembled from frames taken every 15 minutes during
Saturday's lunar eclipse. Except for the last image, the photos were taken at
f/16, 1/125, ISO 200. The last image was taken at f/16, 1 second, ISO 200.
Camera was a Canon Digital Rebel and the lens was 85mm focal length (effective
136mm). The position of the moon in each successive frame is only an
approximation -- the moon moves about 7.5 times its own diameter in 15 minutes,
but I would not have been able to show all nine images if I had spaced them
that far apart. 6:15 PM EST through 8:15 PM on 11/08/2003.
|email@example.com (David Gasch) [10 Nov 03]|
Just wanted to send you a couple of photos I took with my Pentax Optio 550.
No enhancements to the photos, just as they came out of the camera.
Used 5X power set on auto.
Thanks again for a great site!
|Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [10 Nov 03]|
We had clear skies throughout the whole eclipse, but I decided to go to bed
at the end of the total phase at 02:31 local time in Germany. The color of
the eclipsed moon was not dark-red as we just 'touched' totality. My wife
said it's like a 'peach'. The stars around the eclipsed moon could nicely
be seen. Please choose which photo you want to post.
Dieter Wolf (Munich, Germany) November 8th / 9th, 2003 22:00 - 02:30 CET (21:00 - 01:30 UTC) Kodak DX6490 Digital Still Camera 38-380mm optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm)
no telescope used
settings from ASA 80; 1/1000s for 'Full Moon' up to ASA 400; 1/4s for 'Total Eclipse'
pictures cropped for webuse
[Top] collage of 4 pictures [Middle] the constellations visible during eclipse [Bottom] the stars around the moon during eclipse
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Jan) [10 Nov 03]|
This is my impression of the total eclipe last saturday. I used a canon G2 connected on a 40mm Eyepiece with a scopetronix EZ-Pix canera holder on my ETX125. I got some more info on my ETX site.
|email@example.com (Gerald Wechselberger) [10 Nov 03]|
Click photo for full size image (310KB)
Ist a collage of all phases from Start to End. In detail you will also
see the eclipse of star HIP13509 during totality.
All the best to you. Feel free to use this images on your ETX page.
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Gerald Wechselberger) [10 Nov 03]|
Last night Lunar Eclipse was a good chance to show again the
capabilities of the ETX.
So i took many images of the event with the help my ETX125. As there was
also during totality an eclipse of the 7.7 Mag Star HIP13509 this was
also a good chance to capture a star gliding behind the moon during
For those who want to see the report maybe they have a look at my homepage: www.werbeagentur.org/oldwexi/images/MOFI%2020031109.htm
By the way my ETX Autostar (already many years old) has problems with accepting the pressure of the keys. I have to press the buttons with all my power to get contact. This problem has increased over the years and with usage. Do you know a way to improve the Autostar keyboard so that it can be used without using a pressure of kilos!??
All the Best to You and thanks for running the worlwide best ETX homepage! It would be again a honour for me if you would place my images on your homepage!
Best Regards - ALOHA - Mit freundlichen Gren
Mike here: See the Cleaning info on the Autostar Information page; that might help.
|email@example.com [10 Nov 03]|
You know :-)
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Jenny Morgan) [10 Nov 03]|
Click photo to view movie (412KB) in a new window
Bout time I contribute something, sooo...
Here's a video of last night's eclipse, or at least part of it... until
me and the equipment froze...
|email@example.com (mark mathosian) [10 Nov 03]|
Here's some shots of last nights lunar eclipse. I missed most of it but captured a few nice ones near the end of the eclipse. ETX90 with 32mm lens and Nikon Coolpix 995. Naples, Fl.
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Rick) [10 Nov 03]|
No doubt you are getting lots of these images, but here are a few from Peterborough, Ontario. It was a perfect evening. Cold (-11 degrees C), but no wind and clear skies.
The attached were taken with an ETX 90 Meade telescope and a Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera.
Return to the top of this page.See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for photos of the May 2003 eclipse.
See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 2001 for photos posted in 2001.
See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 2000 for photos posted in 2000.
See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 1999 for photos taken in 1999.
Go back to my ETX Home Page.