Last updated: 28 March 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: chasiotis elias ( [28 Mar 05]
photo of the sunspot 0742 captured on 15 March 2005. Note the (one day) change in shape in comparison with the photo of 14 March 2005 below.
Submitted by: chasiotis elias ( [14 Mar 05]
Recently i bought a solar filter for my ETX, so i send you two photos. I used Etx 125, J.M.B. solar filter ,Atik 1c, IR filter, 2x Celestron Ultima apochromatic barlow and K3ccd tools (First photo 370 frames, second photo 471 frames). I was impressed that the sunspots look three dimentional.
Submitted by: Igor Stojic ( [23 Feb 05]
It was nice day for taking some sun photos and here it is.
Greatings from SERBIA
Submitted by: Igor Stojic ( [24 Jan 05]
After buying Scopetronix Solar filter i start to explore the Solar surface. This is one of my first photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 3200 and my little ETX-70. Hope You like it.
Submitted by: [18 Jan 05]
it's been quite a while that we were 'blessed' with such an amazing sunspot group like 10720. It is visible with the naked - but solar filter protected (!) - eyes. The binocular (I use a 8x30 with solar filtered objectives) shows a very large, complex group together with two less prominent sunspots (10719/10718). The photo was shot with a ToUCam pro at prime focus of an ETX-125AT (glass solar filter density 4) using 20 of 400 manually selected 1/2500s frames (2005-01-16, 10:50 CET). I could have done better if I would have decided to go outside, let the scope (and me) get to thermal equilibrium. But I decided to do a quick and dirty try through the closed window of my room - I start to like this kind of 'comfortable astronomy'... Nevertheless you see the large and complex group - extremely long stretched umbras - covered by a single penumbra. I measured the size of 10720 to be about 140.000 x 80.000 km - the round umbra at the right end is about earth's size. We will see how flares from that region will interfere with earth's magnetic field.
Submitted by: [18 Jan 05]
Due to the position of the sun I only can take this picture from within the house (with closed windows or else the turbulence of the heat inside is awfull).
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See the Guest Sun Archive 2004 for photos posted in 2004.

See the Guest Sun Archive 2003 for photos posted in 2003.

See the Guest Sun Archive 2002 for photos posted in 2002.

See the Guest Sun Archive 2001 for photos posted in 2001.

See the Guest Sun Archive 2000 for photos posted in 2000.

See the Guest Sun Archive 1997-99 for photos taken in 1997, 1998, and 1999.

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