Last updated: 15 March 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 email@example.com. 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.
|Nils Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org) [15 Mar 04]|
Here is a very belated photo of the solar eclipse of 4 December 2002. This
was taken in Botswana, on the border with Zimbabwe. Unlike most areas that
day, we had a gloriously clear sky. The kit I used was as follows:
ETX125 in polar alignment
Meade ETX Field Tripod
Scopetronix Max View 40 eyepiece
JMB Indentiview Class A Solar filter
Sony PC100 Video camera in still/memory stick mode - approx 1 MPixel resolution
I had received the scope (second hand - bought over the internet) some 5 days earlier. It is my first scope, so the was a serious learning curve to get ready for the eclipse. My tracking was far from perfect - true north is a little difficult to find during the day, and I knew nothing about magnetic deviation at this point. So I was quite happy to get this and a few other shots.
Thanks for a great site. I would not have been able to get the shots without all of the advice on the site.
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