Last updated: 8 December 2008
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.
|Submitted by: Jan Timmermans (email@example.com) [8 Dec 08]|
I thought you might find this interesting: feel free to link to my http://www.thefirmament.nl/etx70_piggyback.html page as I
think my piggyback solution might be useful for other ETX owners too.
On this nice sunny Sunday afternoon the Sun was very low for me: altitude 14.5 degrees only. Because of this low altitude I had to leave my observatory and image outside the village where I live; this was the first time the my PST rode my ETX70, but I yet have to tame the ETX70 as the tracking was quite erratic, so it took a lot of time before I actually could start imaging. Because of this I could not capture other AVIs - e.g. of the Solar disk - as meanwhile my laptop battery gave up :-[
The ETX70 piggyback platform is here: http://www.thefirmament.nl/etx70_piggyback.html and the image of the prominence is here: http://www.thefirmament.nl/sun_ha.html and for a while also here: http://www.thefirmament.nl/recent.html
Groetjes/greetings from The FIRMAMENT Observatory
Mike here: I also piggyback my PST on an ETX (ETX-90RA). Works great!
Nice to hear so ! I bet that on an ETX90 you have just a bit more space to work 'around the OTA' than with the ETX70.
PS You ought to get that PST/ETX90 combo out right now and capture that giant prom :o)
Mike here: Totally overcast!
See the Guest Sun Archive 2007 for photos posted in 2007.
See the Guest Sun Archive 2006 for photos posted in 2006.
See the Guest Sun Archive 2005 for photos posted September-December 2005.
See the Guest Sun Archive 2005 for photos posted May 2005.
See the Guest Sun Archive 2005 for photos posted January - March 2005.
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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