Last updated: 27 December 2004

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 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. You will also find astrophotography examples on the Helpful Information - Astrophotography page.

Submitted by: submitter [27 Dec 04]
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [27 Dec 04]
Venus Venus Venus
i send you my first images of Mercury. Thanks.
Mercury Mercury
Submitted by: ( [20 Dec 04]
I also did yesterday Saturn. Long time ago that I did Saturn. Nice to do.
here I compare the orientation of the rings of Saturn. 2 pictures as gifmovie, one year difference.
Submitted by: Giuseppe Pellizzer ( [20 Dec 04]
I took these images with an unmodified Toucam Pro at prime focus on my ETX-90. I have used the (non raw) optimized color mode ( and then tweaked a bit the brightness and gain settings. I have overexposed one image to check if I could see Titan. In fact, I was surprised that other moons appeared as well. The image with the moons was a 1 minute long clip at 10 f/s. The other one was a 2 minutes clip at 10 f/s. The images from the AVI files were aligned, stacked and processed using Registax 2.


Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [14 Dec 04]
Here is Venus on 23 Nov 2004 just after sunrise. Its like a huge pearl!
Submitted by: Mark Mathosian ( [14 Dec 04]
Here is a photo of the Jupiter/Moon transit through my ETX90 scope at about 5:15 am, December 7th. Used a Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera and an 18mm lens to take the shot.
Here is a shot of the transit for the sky section of your website. It is small, but pretty cool!
Submitted by: Stephen Streit ( [10 Dec 04]
I was able to snap a couple pix afocally of the occulation with my 10D the with tracking system down. I assembled a couple pix into a gif animation.
Submitted by: Peter Rosen ( [10 Dec 04]
It's a while since I sent you pictures the last time but I frequently visit your great ETX-site. I took this picture of the moon and jupiter at around 9.55 yesterday morning local time (7th of december 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden), just when the sun was coming up. I used a Nikon D1X with a 300/2,8 and a 2x teleconverter. This is equivalent to a 900mm lens on a 35mm camera due to the 2/3 size of the CCD.
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [10 Dec 04]
A Venus after sunrise. The magnification was very high because of the use of a teleextender.
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [6 Dec 04]
Here is one of my first tries on Saturn.Thanks.
Submitted by: [4 Dec 04]
ialso send you a picture of Uranus taken on 31 october 2004. I used K3ccd tools and there wasno colour correction.Again all frames were selected (I cant remember the number).
Submitted by: Chris Warburton ( [19 Nov 04]
Hope you can add this to your gallery. It's a stack of 68 frames captured with my Canon A75 using the video function set at 640 x 480. Stacked in Registax and enhanced with that program. This is my first attempt with Saturn and was taken in my back garden in Derbyshire U.K. with my ETX-90 and a 9mm E.P. with 3x optical zoom. Seeing was quite poor. Many thanks, Chris Warburton
Submitted by: James Jefferson-Wilson James ( [19 Nov 04]
Please find attached definitely my best image so far of Saturn, taken 13th November. Frosty Clear night of non Polluted site. Very pleased with this, looking forward when Saturn is closet and higher in the sky !
Submitted by: Charles and Carol ( [10 Nov 04]
Charles here from Boston again I tried to view this mornings occultation and was shocked to see the reappearance of jupiter happen the way it did. I was looking and all of a sudden it was there. I had my two dayghters with me 2 and 3 years old so all I could manage was to take a quick shot with my olympus 2020z and of course my mighty ETX through a Tele Vue 32 mm Pl. 39x I did get both the Moon and Jupiter the low surface brightness washhed out a lot.
Here is another picture with a different contrast and some clouds in the mix
Submitted by: James Jefferson-Wilson James ( [31 Oct 04]
Weather in the UK has been the worse ever, and we all missed the Lunar Eclipse ! Bought myself 2 new toys, Meade LPI / Toucam Pro 2, will send pictures when im happy With what I've got.
Saturn ( [24 Aug 04]
A little bit proudly I attach the completely solar system token with my ETX from my balcony in The Hague after 1 year and 7 months busy with my hobby. Except earth...ok....
Solar System
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