Last updated: 30 September 2004

Many ETX users have sent 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 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.

Submitted by: Steve Thomas ( [30 Sep 04]
Great site you've got. Any time I'm googling for something astronomy related, I always seem to end up there. :)
Here's a pic of the moon that I took on 9/27/04 from Thousand Oaks, CA. I took it by holding my Canon A40 up to a 26mm Meade 4000 eyepiece on a 4.5" Meade 4504 OTA, mounted on a DS-2114 alt-az mount/tripod. It's the first astrophoto I've taken through a telescope. It's been post-processed a little in Fireworks (curve + sharpen).
Thanks for your efforts & keep up the good work!
Submitted by: Besim Atalay ( [23 Sep 04]
This is a follow-up of my email of the orion nebula. On the same night, I also made an attempt on the moon using my ETX105 and Canon EOS300D. The attached photo has gone through very little processing except for boosting the colour. I believe this photo is unlike many others that I have seen in that colour is truly discernible on the moon. I hope you find it worthwhile publishing on your web site.
Submitted by: brandon christy ( [8 Sep 04]
Hello this my first successful pic from my ETX-70AT using my Kodak DX6440 on auto PAS setting HANDHELD through 9mm plossi and 2x barlow, hope you enjoy!
Submitted by: Emoticon Fury ( [31 Aug 04]
I took this one afocally with a ETX 90 with the 25mm plossi and 2x barlow (96x), Canon 10D and 50mm lense @ F/1.8 1/45th (handheld!) ISO 800 RAW +2stop exposure compensation. Only got one shot off before the coulds rolled in :-( (seeing 7/10). My first moon that actually came out!
Submitted by: James Jefferson-Wilson James ( [12 Aug 04]
New ETX125 is fantastic ! please find 2 pics of the same full moon on the 31st July. Note the Moons Colour, this lasted for approx 2 hrs from 9:30pm. Any ideas why it was so brown ? (not exactly blue!!!!) :-)
Submitted by: Greg Nolan ( [4 Aug 04]
I have started the process of getting a picture of every phase of the moon (a difficult task considering that the number of phases in a month is an inconsistancy). What better month to start than the month of a blue moon. This is a pic of the Blue Moon tonight (July 31, 2004) taken with an ETX-105 (uhtc) and 40mm plossl (Meade 4000 series). The camera is a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and there are 16 images stacked and processed with Registax. The full moon happened at approximately 6:10pm and I took this picture at 10:30pm. There is a little more contrast than I had hoped for, but a nice picture none the less.
I work out of town during the week, so combine only three nights at home with the chance of inclement weather and this venture may take a while. I have four phases for far - 7 (1st qurater moon), 12, 13, 14 (Full (Blue) moon). They can all be seen on my website:
Submitted by: Justin Jerzak ( [28 Jul 04]
This image was via ETX 125, seeing was not so good, but with some help on the post processing, it came out pretty well. Shows - Mare Nectaris and Craters; Theophilus, and Cyrillus.
Submitted by: Greg Nolan ( [25 Jul 04]
I got some nice pics of the half moon last night. Take a look. I got some nice pics of the half moon last night. Take a look.
Nikon Coolpix 4500
32mm plossl (Meade 4000 series)
Single shots - No stacking.
Minor image enhancements via Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Moon Moon Moon
Submitted by: ( [13 Jul 04]
I have used your page for a number of years, and always found it interesting and helpful. I have waited nearly four years to catch the photo I have attached to this e-mail. The arch only shows for about four hours a month. and most night's in England never stay that clear that long. I took this with my Olympus C-220 zoom Digital Camera by placing it on the eyepiece of my ETX90EC and pressing the button. I took another photo of the Moon in the same way, and Astronomy Now and Sky & Telescope printed it in the same month, if you are interested can E-mail it to you.
Keep up the good work
Submitted by: ROBERT Derouin ( [13 Jul 04]
I'm offering you a July Full Moon taken from Johnston,RI.I used a Meade 125etx,a Nikon Coolpix 4300,Digi-T adapter attached to a Scopetronix 40mm plossl ocular.It was a 1/125 sec exp at f/3.5.The Moon was low,and the dampness and humidity high!!Keep up the great work,Mike!!!
Submitted by: Chris Warburton ( [13 Jul 04]
Here's an image of the Moon that I hope you can add to your exellent gallery. My scope's an Etx-90 and this a stack of 17 frames from an AVI file I took on 25-6-04 just before the clouds rolled in at about 9.15 pm ( still light ). I used a Canon A75 with a 9mm E.P. at x2 optical zoom. The frames were 640 x 480 and Stacked in RegiStax. the result has been adjusted in Arcsoft 4. Many thanks,
Chris Warburton.
Derbyshire UK
Submitted by: James Jefferson-Wilson James ( [13 Jul 04]
Another clear night, not hopeful though for Full Moon tonight.

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