Last updated: 31 July 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. You will also find astrophotography examples on the Helpful Information - Astrophotography page.

Submitted by: Chris Lee ( [31 Jul 05]
Believe it or not, this is my very first attempt at astro imaging with my ETX!! I was just hoping for a smudge at first, as my homemade camera mount is very rude-n-crude to say the least. From the time I finished reading your website and decided to try attaching the camera to the time I had the shot was 3hrs. Cost $0
Thankyou for all the wonderful info!!
Subject: Alberio
Scope: ETX90
Alignment: Polar
Camera: Kodak CX7360
Mount: Afocal
Exposures: 1
Length: 3sec
Submitted by: [31 Jul 05]
2 new deep sky images from my ETX90.
M17 NGC5981
Submitted by: [28 Jul 05]
ETX 125, Atik 2C CDD Camera. All I've done is made a little logo and put my name on them. I have sent you some Previous to this. I have got a lot better over the months but I know I can still do A lot better than these. All of these were approx 15Sec Exposures Only with a ATIK Focal Reducer. My tracking Isn't the best polar aligned I've done but it does for about 15-20secs. The Alberio Star Pic was about 3-5Secs only and about only 10 Pics Stacked on Registax 2. The M92/M13/M57 were about 20-40 Images stacked, again using Registax 2.
Submitted by: [25 Jul 05]
2 nice results from an ETX90 (still the nice ETX90!) from Portugal vacation.


Submitted by: [22 Jul 05]
A nice deep sky faint (IC) object, done with ETX90.
Submitted by: [18 Jul 05]
Just returned from a vacation in Portugal. Took my ETX with me. Beautiful skies and Milky Way was great! Took a lot of pictures. Cold and lonely nights :-)
Attached my first result. Messier 8, to update your deep sky department. It's a mosic of 2, shot in 2 nights.
Submitted by: Stephan Krah ( [31 May 05]
very clear sky yesterday. The picture of NGC 4565, a nice edge on Galaxy, is the result of 139 Shots, hand selected to 29 and 23 aligned with GIOTTO. Configuration: Meade ETX125 Polar Aligned, Meade DSI + IR-Filter + 0.5 x Focal reducer, Exposure 30s, Postprocessing in brightness and contrast. Hope its worth to be posted.
Thanks for your great site.
NGC 4565
Submitted by: Stephan Krah ( [28 May 05]
Attached you find the result of 26 (out of 118) aligned shots of M51, taken with ETX 125 and Meade DSI + IR Filter + Foc.Red. 0.5. Exposure Time was 30 sec. Aligning was done with GIOTTO. The Result was slightly enhanced in brightness and contrast. Sky was very clear during shots, no moon. Excellent conditions.
I hope its worth to be posted to your great site.
Submitted by: [17 May 05]
Here a nice Messier 63 with ETX90. I played with different level and histrogram adjustments and composed this image with those adjustments. So the core and the spiral arms are different adjustments put together (you can see it a little bit, but the result is ok)
Submitted by: [14 May 05]
Globular clusters are quite difficult for an ETX. Too much stars have low magnitude so you'll never get the BIG ones as you know them from the examples. But this one is pretty close to the max of an ETX90 I think.
Submitted by: [3 May 05]
Getting more difficult now, with short dark nights. Started at 23:15 pm here. Next day I had to work so.....
Submitted by: ( [14 Apr 05]
Here my next messier list object. M100. Watch the three other faint galaxies. magnitude 16.4 in a city with an ETX90.
Submitted by: Nolan, Gregory J. ( [11 Apr 05]
Well...I hope to get better results of the Ring Nebula, but I guess this isn't too bad for a first attempt..
04/10/05 - ETX-105, Coolpix 4500, Scopetronix 18mm UW plossl, ISO800, F2.6, 18- 25 second images stacked with Registax3 and processed with Photoshop.
Submitted by: [4 Apr 05]
Attached Messier 99. Wanted to take more exposures, but clouds came in.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2005 for photos posted January-March 2005.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2004 for photos posted October-December 2004.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2004 for photos posted July-September 2004.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2004 for photos posted April-June 2004.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2004 for photos posted January-March 2004.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2003 for photos posted in 2003.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2002 for photos posted in 2002.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2001 for photos posted in 2001.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2000 for photos posted in 2000.

See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 1999 for photos taken 1999 and earlier.

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