Last updated: 28 September 2006
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: N Mukkavilli (email@example.com) [28 Sep 06]|
|here are a couple of recent ETX70 images (taken with an Orion starshoot)-ETX polar aligned on a home made wedge-each a stack of 24 thirty second frames with an IR filter and a Minus Violert filter in the optical train. The Helix nNebula is my first ever successful image of a planetary nebula with an ETX70 and the image of galaxy NGC 253 is considerably improved compared to my previous effort so I thought I'd share these with you|
|Submitted by: Job Geheniau (firstname.lastname@example.org) [25 Sep 06]|
|Nice couple, little Photoshop enhanced, nice couple still!|
|Submitted by: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [16 Sep 06]|
went outside in the garden yesterday with my 'littel one' - ETX-70AT - and
realized in the AutoStar setup that I had used it last time in December,
2005 - blame on me! So I 'walked' around some famous summer sky objects
(M57-distinctable ring, M27- large, inhomogenous ring, M8-stars visible but
no nebulosity, M20-invisible, M13-a bit grainy, Neptune - it must be one of
these stars...) As it got dusty/moisty later on I decided to shoot at
least one 'high-in-the-sky' object and decided on M52. Nothing
spectacular, an open cluster with about 7m overall brightness in
Cassiopeia. First impression with 26mm ocular: a few bright stars (8...9m)
and nebulosity behind it (which resolved to weaker stars in the 15mm).
MEADE ETX-70AT with PHILIPS ToUCam SC1 at prime focus, 2006-09-12 23.00-23.10 CEST (field rotation already a big issue) 25x8s & 40x10s, dark frame
|Submitted by: Job Geheniau (email@example.com) [12 Sep 06]|
Long time no see :-)
Due to summer and weather this year, I took my ETX90 out of the dust and made this test exposure of NGC 185. Had some troubles with dust on the CCD and some other minor ETX things. Resolved them after this exposure, so the new season has started. Here NGC 185 for the deep sky department.
|Submitted by: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [12 Sep 06]|
I have not read or seen much about the extroardinary bright maximum of
Mira-type star Chi Cygni on the web. Maybe the weather in August has been
rainy and bad all around the world - not only in Southern Germany.....
I got ONE chance to catch Chi Cygni near maximum light on August 20th, 2006 at 22:30 CEST, shot with PANASONIC Lumix DMC FZ-30 at 35mm, ISO 400, f2.8, 60s on the tripod without guiding.
Normally Chi Cygny reaches about 5m in maximum (going down below 13m in
minimum with a period of about 407 days) This time it got brighter than 4m
- in my picture as bright as Eta Cygni (3m.9) to the left - thus changing
the look of Cygnus totally.
This animation shows the star at maximum compared to 'non visible'.
Be happy to NOT have Chi Cygni as your 'sun'...
|Submitted by: N Mukkavilli (firstname.lastname@example.org) [12 Sep 06]|
|here are a couple of recent (August 2006) ETX 70 images which if you like you could include in your guest astrophotography section-the Dumbbell Nebula and M4. Imaged with the ETX70 polar aligned and using an Orion Starshoot Deepspace imager. 30 second sub frames-a number of these stacked for each final image.|
|Submitted by: Tim Wood (email@example.com) [8 Sep 06]|
|These were taken over the course of 2006. All were taken with the ETX-125 and DSI. M31 was taken with a Canon digital Rebel (don't let my wife know I cable tied her camera to the top of my ETX-125) from Julian, CA on Friday, 9/1/06.|
|Submitted by: N Mukkavilli (firstname.lastname@example.org) [20 Aug 06]|
|I am not sure if you are away this weekend or not but if you are reading your email, attached are some recent images with my ETX 70 and the Orion Starshoot that I'd like to share. Each image is a stack of about 15 thirty second images.The ETX 70 was polar aligned.I used a minus Violet and an IR filter in the optical train. The ETX 70 continues to surprise me with its capabilities...I hope you like these.|
|Submitted by: Kaare Stroem (email@example.com) [16 Aug 06]|
I have taken some pictures useing my ETX 70 AT. I would be very honoured if you would submit one or perhaps more of the pictures in the questgallery.
The pictures can also be found on my homepage www.myastro.dk
See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2006 for photos posted March-July 2006.
See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2006 for photos posted January-February 2006.
See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2005 for photos posted October-November 2005.
See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2005 for photos posted August-September 2005.
See the Guest Deep Sky Archive 2005 for photos posted April-July 2005.
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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