Last updated: 31 March 2005

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: [31 Mar 05]
before you leave for your Oracle Observatory - wish I could be with you - a photo of the 'Easter Full Moon'.
It combines two images stitched together with PaintShop pro (hard to get a smooth picture; in fact I combined four partial images cut at different areas) each one contains 120 frames: 2005-03-25; 19:00 CET; ETX-70AT with ToUCam pro at prime focus
I always love to see the very very far ejected material of the young impacts like Tycho. Oh, by the way, done with 'total equilibrium of scope and me' from inside the house through the closed window.
Dieter form Munich, Germany
Submitted by: ROBERT Derouin ( [28 Mar 05]
hope you can use this lunar image taken Saturday night Apr.26,2005.I used a Meade 125etx with a 32mm plossl eyepiece.The 3X optical zoom was used on the Nikon Coolpix 4300 digital camera and a Digi-T adapter from Scopetronix was used.Thanks,Mike and keep up the great work!!
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [28 Mar 05]
This is a photo of the moon captured on 22 March 2005. Craters Marius and Reiner (dramatic shadow cast) as well as Marius hills are visible. Seeing 5/10, Registax, 368 frames.
Submitted by: Paul Campbell ( [28 Mar 05]
here are some Moon photos. All are avi's 1/125 to 1/250 of a sec. at 30sec. Taken at my home in Washington Pa. I used an etx 125 meade telescope at prime focus and a sac7 camera, processed with registax3 and cleaned up in adobe 6 . hope you enjoy






Submitted by: Stephan Krah ( [28 Mar 05]
thanks for your great site.
Took some nice shots on 21. March from Germany.
I used Philips 2UCam Pro with IR Filter, 0.5 Focal reducer and grey Filter. I stacked 15 Frames out of 150 for each of the 23 patches. Each patch was derotated (due to Alt/Az alignment)and matched with iMerge.
Result was a 9 Mega Bitmap, now reduced to smaler jpg-file. Hope its worth to be posted.
Submitted by: Ray Baldock ( [24 Mar 05]
This is my first picture of the moon. It was taken at 19.30 on Tuesday 15th March 2005 from my garden at 63 Honeyball Walk, Teynham, Kent, England. Equipment Used: etx 90, 26mm eyepiece, kodak cx7310 held to eyepiece. Hope you can include it in your gallery. Kind regards and thanks for a superb site.
Submitted by: [24 Mar 05]
We took our etx125 out after it started getting nicer here in Oregon. The good news we took nice shots of the Moon and they were our first astro-pictures taken by cannon 10D and etx125. The bad news is we encountered a strange problem of the batteries that were leaking. We changed them and put new ones(Duracell) in and once again those new batteries start leaking? what is the problem? is it the batteries or the scope? Thanks in advance
Mike here: I suspect one or more of the batteries have been reversed when inserted. That is the usual cause of leakage.
Submitted by: Nolan, Gregory J. ( [21 Mar 05]
I finally completed my project of capturing each phase of the moon. I created a 20" X 30" poster, had it printed and framed. I am obviously a little subjective, but I think it looks great!! I have attached a small 4x6 version of the file. I was unable to capture the first and last phases, so I found those two on the net. I captured the rest of the images with the ETX-105 and a coolpix 4500.
Submitted by: [21 Mar 05]
I HATED to read your report from 'Oracle Observatory' - it is absolutely unfair to show 'citylight tortured' people such an observation place soooo far away...
BUT, there are bright objects in the sky too you even see well from the city of Munich in Germany.
An example of nearly all we expect to see on the moon can be found on the following picture: maria (Mare Imbrium), large craters (e.g. Archimedes 85 km), small craters (down to 3 km in diameter), large mountains (e.g. Montes Apenninus nearly 1000 km long and up to 5400 m high), single peaks, rimae (e.g. Rima Bradley 135 km long), faults and if you're looking precisely you may even discover a dome.
2005-03-18, 21.30 CET, ETX-125AT with ToUCam pro at prime focus, 40 out of 150 frames
Submitted by: mike forster ( [21 Mar 05]
Here is another moon shot I did Friday Night March 18, 2005. I used my ETX 90M model, drive on. I used a 32mm Konig Plossl with a home made digital adaptor to fit my Sony DSC 717 camera. I turned off the zoom so I could get the full image. The image is rather blueish, but I think it showed the coldness of the moon in space. Exposure was F2.0 1/160 second ISO 100.
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [18 Mar 05]
i send you a photo of the craters Theophilus and Cyrillus taken on 16 March. I used ETX 125, Atik 1c, 2X Celestron Ultima apo Barlow, 0.5 focal reducer, IR filter, K3ccd tools (all 301 frames). Seeing 7/10. Result image was magnified x 1.25.
Rima Ariadaeus (center) and craters Julius Caesar (right), Agrippa, Godin (lower left). 17 March 2005,136 frames.Seeing 6.5/10.(136 frames - same equipment).
Posidonius crater on 16 March 2005. 318 frames with the same equipment.
Submitted by: Craig J. Kopra ( [18 Mar 05]
There have not been too many good nights for viewing/astrophotography lately. Last night I had a good opportunity, while it lasted, and captured the crescent moon. It was cold enough out there, but it was well worth it. I stacked 5 images using Registax - version 2. The latest version I had removed from my computer as it seemed to cause problems when it was running. Clear skies! Meade ETX-90. Also used the Scopetronix MaxView 40, their 40mm eyepiece, and Olympus C-770 digital camera.
Submitted by: [4 Mar 05]
This is my first attempt at photographing the moon. I used my ETX125 and a 32mm eyepiece for the main shot and a 18mm super wide for the insert.I coupled an Olympus D540 to the eyepiece using the Lumicon digi-cam adapter. If you feel this photo is good enough to post on your great web site please feel free to do so.Keep up the good work.
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [23 Feb 05]
I send you a photo of the moon i captured on 21 February 2005. Near the center of the image is the crater Aristarchus and just left of it the amazing "Head of the cobra" is clearly visible. I used ETX 125, Atik 1c, IR filter, 2X Celestron Ultima apo Barlow, K3ccd tools (84 frames). The Unsharp mask filter of Photoshop was also used.
i also send you an enlargement (2x) of part of the same image that reveals even more details.
I send you a recent image of the moon (area around Copernicus crater) that shows incredible detail despite the fact that i did not use a 2xBarlow. The moon was very high in the sky. (I enlarged the image x1.25).
Submitted by: Taylor Brown ( [23 Feb 05]
Meade ETX-70, 9mm
Febuary 17, 2005
Sugarland, Texas
5mp Samsung digital camera held to eye peice
Moon Moon
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [19 Feb 05]
Submitted by: Sotiris Pandis ((LogicNET)) ( [19 Feb 05]
Captured with ETX-125 and Canon 20D.Prime focus, F15 and 1/60 sec exposure, Polar mounting, mode tracking "lunar" - 15-feb-05, ~21:30. Photoshop unsharp 45%, Radius 1 pix, threshold 1 px and contrast +5.
Sotiris Pandis - Corfu Greece
Submitted by: Chris Warburton ( [27 Jan 05]
I've got 3 images from my last Observing session which I hope you can post on your unique site. They are all created from video captured on my ETX-90EC by my Canon A75 set at 640 x 480. The frames are then manually selected and input into Registax for stacking and proccesing with some further enhancement done with Arcsoft. For these I used a Meade 18mm wa E.P. They were taken from my back yard in Derbyshire U.K. The First is of Craters, Theophilus (100km), Cyrillus (98km) and Catharina (100km) with mare Nectaris to one side. Using a 2x APO Barlow and some zoom.
The second image as decribed previously, from a stack of 49 frames, no barlow this time but same set up.
The third image as decribed previously, from a stack of 96 frames, 2x barlow for this one and 3x optical zoom same set up as before. This one is of Hercules (69km) and Atlas (87km)
Submitted by: Tommy Lim KW ( [18 Jan 05]
Sky so clear, moon so bright! Took some photos of uncle moon. Hope all of you like it.
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Submitted by: Ro ( [18 Jan 05]
First time taking a moon picture so I thought i'd sent it to your site and if you like it please feel free to post it in your ETX Moon Guest Gallery.
Great site for etx users, thanx for keeping it up todate.
ps. Photo was actually taken through my front window - too cold outside!
Submitted by: [15 Jan 05]
The moon is there again. Shot with 2020Z on ETX90, 40mm Plossl. No guiding.
Submitted by: David Engwer ( [15 Jan 05]
Here is a picture of Petavius and Langrenus (craters on terminator). This was taken with the ETX 90 RA with a 14mm radian (90X) and a Sony Cybershot.
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Here is a picture of the Clavius/Schiller area of the moon, taken with a Sony Cybershot and ETX90 RA with a 14 mm radian (90X).
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