Last updated: 12 August 2005

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.

Submitted by: Job Geheniau ( [12 Aug 05]
Comet Tempel (the red pointer points to a spot that maybe is a star, but I wonder why it has no starlines as the other stars (because of the fast movement of the comet I stacked on the comet and not on the stars)).
Comet Tempel
Submitted by: [9 Jan 05]
Machholz with the Pleiades. Even little tail to see.
Comet Machholz
Just had half an hour before the clouds and storm came in. Not spectaculair, but I made it to get Machholz in the neighbourhood of the Pleiades.
Comet Machholz
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Submitted by: [5 Jan 05]
a clear night early in January gave me the chance to look at comet Machholz, now high in the evening sky. Although still not visible with the naked eye in my suburban area, it is now a great view - easy to find - in the binoculars. Don't miss the approach to the Plejades on January 6th. You see a small, bright, starlike center surrounded by a really large diffuse coma. At the time of observation, 2005-01-02 22:00 CET, it was close to a 10m star. MEADE ETX-70AT with PHILIPS ToUCam SC1 at prime focus.
The first photo is a 5x30s exposure
Photos 2 and 3 don't intend to be 'nice pictures', I even did not use darkframes to 'catch every photon I could get'...6x40s exposures. If you look precicesly and have a monitor calibration similar to mine you can see a thin, sharp tail of ionized gas stretching to the left down corner of the picture. Even more difficult to 'estimate' is the diffuse dust tail on top of the pictures. But at least both tails are visible in the larger pictures on my computer - a nice result for the ETX-70.
Clear skies to all of you and thanks for posting Mike,
Comet Comet

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See Comet photos from 2001 at the Guest Astrophotography - Comets page.

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