Last updated: 25 April 2002

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. (Ignacio Rodriguez) [25 Apr 02]
Comet Ikeya-Zhang
This photo was taken April 21 (4:00am). The Ikeya comet is not as impressive as it was in March but is still an interesting object. The set up is: Olympus OM-1n piggyback in my ETX125 (polar aligned). Lens is Vivitar 135mm f/2.8. Film is Kodak Supra 400. The image is a scan of a section of a 8x10 print.
Mike here: I adjusted the levels to increase the contrast. (Rick Stankiewicz) [25 Apr 02]
Comet Ikeya-Zhang
Taken with a Canon Ftb SLR on 800 ASA Konica Centuria Zoom print film using 135mm lense @ f/2.8 for 2 minutes, piggy backed on an Meade ETX telescope. (Rick Stankiewicz) [14 Apr 02]
Comet Ikeya-Zhang
Here is a shot of Ikeya-Zhang from the light polluted skies of Peterborough, Ontario. I took it March 16th (8:00 p.m.), using 800 ASA Centuria Konica print film, in a Canon Ftb, and a 135mm lense @ f/2.8, piggybacked on an ETX 90 telescope for about 2 minutes.
Mike here: I adjusted the "levels" a little bit to darken the sky and increase the tail's contrast. (Nelson Viegas) [11 Apr 02]
Comet Ikeya-Zhang
Comet Ikeya-Zhang was just visible after sunset, for an hour or so, here in Portugal, so I took out my ETX70, with a modified Webcam and took a photo of it. It's just a single 20sec. exposure, without any kind of processing. The small green and blue dots are not stars, but some "bad" pixels in the CCD sensor. Thanks for you great site! Andrew Miziniak [25 Mar 02]
Comet Ikeya-Zhang
I took this shot of the comet with my Camedia 2100UZ with a Nikon 2X tele extender. 16 second exposure so the trails are apparent. I also have a collection of my pics through my Camedia at . Thanks for your inspiration! (Clay Sherrod) [25 Mar 02]
Comet Ikeya Zhang and Comet Linear 2000 WM1 which is a fine object for small scopes right now!
Image of Ikeya-Zhang at:
One of Linear at: (Ron) [22 Mar 02]
Comet lkeya-Zhang
Ikeya-Zhang and near miss with airplane over Tampa Bay. My direction to find Ikeya-Zhang points right into the flight path of airplanes coming in and out of TIA. I shot this the last night I had my Meade Telstar DS 2130 ATE. The camera was the Kodak DC4800. Eyepiece 30mm, Scopetronix Digi-T, camera set to f2.8, 1.9x zoom, 16 sec. Ron (Ron) [19 Mar 02]
Comet lkeya-Zhang
Here is another picture shot of Comet lkeya-Zhang on the 13th of March. I cropped and edited this one in Photo Deluxe. It was also taken with the Kodak DC4800 and Meade Telstar DS 2130 ATE. The eyepiece was the Plossl 30mm scopetronix, and the Digi T. The camera settings were; 400 ISO, f2.8, 1.9x zoom, 16 seconds. (Ron) [11 Mar 02]
Comet lkeya-Zhang

Comet lkeya-zhang

Comet lkeya-Zhang

[Top, middle] Comet lkeya-zhang was hanging around Tampa Bay Florida on the 9th of March. It was the first clear night that we have had in about two weeks. This is my first ever sighting of a comet. The photo was taken with a Kodak DC 4800 at 16 sec , 1.9x zoom, 30mm ep. There is no tail but I thought the color was very interesting. The photos have only been cropped, no other editing. The telescope is the Meade Telstar 2130 ATE.

[Bottom] Here is another picture of the comet to go with the other two I sent you. This one is two 16 sec images's stacked in Astrostack. It shows a little bit of a tail.

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