Last updated: 15 September 2007

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: Glenn AE0Q ( [15 Sep 07]
Attached is my best photo of the recent lunar eclipse. Taken from an overlook 10 miles NW of Denver (Arvada, CO) and about 30 miles east of the Continental Divide almost at 40 deg N. latitude. Camera was a too-basic HP620 (2.1 MP) on tripod using self-timer for hands-off exposures. It was raining at bedtime the night before, I got up at 4AM to check sky and walk the dog, stars all around (!). Jumped in the car and drove west a couple of miles for the photos. The moon got bright as it was setting at end of the eclipse, but it was a pretty orange before max darkness.
I just ordered the Meade DSI Color from OPT for $99, will try it with my ETX-70 and will be reading the many notes on your web site!
Thanks for the great web site!!!
Submitted by: Maurice Collins ( [7 Sep 07]
The weather cleared for the Total Lunar Eclipse on Aug 28 just as it started, after a day of very changable conditions and heavy rain, and was clear for the duration of the total phase. I captured these images of it with the above ETX-90 and camera. Hope you will consider them for your website.


I have also included an image not taken with the ETX just for your viewing, taken around mid eclipse using a digital video camera (JVC Everio set to night-mode and stacked with registax, 665 frames). The moon was too dim to get good images with my telescope as I don't have a bracket for the camera, all my images taken hand held in afocal mode. The video camera was on a tripod but was not tracking.
Submitted by: John M. Urbanchuk ( [31 Aug 07]
My best photo of the Aug 2007 lunar eclipse taken just before the moon set behind trees. Image taken at 0515 in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA with a Canon 30D piggybacked on an ETX125PE. Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6; 1 second exposure. Hope you can post this.
Great site!!
Submitted by: Art Braun ( [11 Mar 07]
I am just getting back into astronomy after a long time away from it. This is actually one of my first astrophotos. It's nice to have time for an old hobby after all these years. ETX-90 PE with Meade LPI. Little to no post processing. So it is a little rough. I'll get the hang of it with more practice.
Submitted by: Jack Fox ( [8 Mar 07]
This single frame photo was taken with the ETX 125 afocal using a Nikon CoolPix 990 and an Orion Expanse 20mm eyepiece. The star on the right I believe, is Leo 56 or 59 and the moon was passing in front of it as I took the photo.
Submitted by: [8 Mar 07]
On March 4th at 00.18 (local time) we had a total lunar eclipse - wonderful early-spring evening allowed us a perfect view of this celestial event! Here attached is a collage of pictures I took with my ETX-90 UHTC and a Nikon CoolPix 4500 just placed over the eyepiece, I hope you will enjoy them.
Submitted by: Renee Ann Wirick ( [8 Mar 07]
Here is a composite of the eclipse photos from Saturday night. I only got the first half because I was freezing and a big tree made it impossible to get good shots after that. They were taken with a Kodak DX6490, and put together in Photoshop. Amazingly, the only clear night we have seen in a month was Saturday!!
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Submitted by: [8 Mar 07]
Attached are a series of images I took of the lunar eclipse from Oakham in the U.K. After a week of rain, we had a perfect, clear night for the entire show, followed by rain all Sunday! Somebody was on our side for this one. Taken with a Fuji S2pro at prime focus on my polar mounted ETX125. Each image is a 2 frame mosaic in CS2. Very little else done post processing- the colour is how it looked to the eye- wonderful.
Submitted by: [8 Mar 07]
although on the windy side of a low pressure system in Southern Germany the total Lunar Eclipse was a nice view. I decided to leave the scope inside but whenever the weather allowed I took my bridge camera on the tripod into the garden and thus caught every phase of the eclipse (until I called it a night). The eclipsed moon south of Leo Major between fast moving clouds (35mm, ISO400, f/2.8, 10s)
A potpourrie between 21:30 on March 3rd and 00:45 on March 4th, 2007
The eclipse was a very colorfull orange to red one but not too dark so you could see the major formations.
Submitted by: James Jefferson-Wilson James ( [8 Mar 07]
Please find a image of the Full Lunar Eclipse in the UK on 3rd March 2007. Haven't used the ETX125 for a while, but decided to use 2 scopes for this event which was perfect ! Equipment : ETX125AT, Nikon 4300 Camera, ISO200, 8sec Exposure with a DigiT-Max 40mm eyepiece.
Submitted by: Paul Campbell ( [8 Mar 07]
Here are a few photos of the lunar eclipse taken from my home here in westren Pa. All were taken using a sony cybershot 7.0 and my etx 125. The seeing was the worst, very cold and snowy. At 7:40pm my time the cloulds broke apart and I got a few pics. they are not the best but I am glad I got to see the event
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Submitted by: Roy Faiman ( [4 Mar 07]
If by any chance you missed out on the last lunar eclipse, here is a glimpse of what it was like. All pics taken from our living room window with our little Olympus C-765. Fun!
Submitted by: Mark Emery ( [4 Mar 07]
entire sequence of photo's were taken with my Pentax IST DL, 600mm Telephoto Lens, Composite image of 16 frames organised and enhanced in Paintshop Pro.
Submitted by: Job Geheniau ( [4 Mar 07]
After a long time.. I used my ETX 90 again. The moon eclips march 2007.
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Submitted by: Eduardo Lopez ( [4 Mar 07]
This time I share you my pics of the recent Lunar Eclipse of March 3rd 2007, taken from Mexico City with an ETX 90, eyepiece projection 26mm and finder projection. There was not totality in Mexico City but we had about 20 minutes of partiality.
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Submitted by: P. Clay Sherrod ( [4 Mar 07]
A snapshot taken from the Gravesite (eastern point) of Petit Jean Mountain on the evening of March 3, 2007 showing the rising moon as it emerges from a total lunar eclipse. The Arkansas River and its valley, hundreds of feet below, and cattle ranches in that valley can be seen in the twilight sky. Photo by Patsy and Clay Sherrod, Arkansas Sky Observatory Olympus 4040 digital camera, 12 zoom.
Submitted by: Jack Plumbe ( [4 Mar 07]
Thought I would forward many pictures I took of the recent lunar eclipse as seen from my back garden in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. The photos were taken in RAW format and then compressed. It was taken using an ETX 125 Scope and a Canon Powershot S40 digital Camera, piggy-backed on the eye piece (26mm Super Plossel). Viewing conditions were excellent. Enjoy.
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See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for photos posted in 2006.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for even more photos posted in 2004.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for more photos posted in 2004.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for photos posted in 2004.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for photos of the November 2003 eclipse.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse for photos of the May 2003 eclipse.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 2001 for photos posted in 2001.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 2000 for photos posted in 2000.

See the Guest Lunar Eclipse Archive 1999 for photos taken in 1999.

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