Last updated: 17 December 1999

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 etx@me.com. 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.

Stephen Pitt (lthuedk@pe.net)
Image: M42

Image: M42

It has been a while since the chill of the winter night, the ETX, and I came together again. Attached here is a photo of the Orion region, including the Horsehead nebula. A Nikon zoom at 200mm, set at f4.5, with 800 speed Fuji was used (fifteen minutes).
Mike here: I reduced the top photo from the original image as submitted by Stephen but the lower Horsehead area is unreduced from the same image.

Image: M42
After seeing the deep sky photos on your page, I decided to send in one of my own, but completely without aid of CCDs, tracking on other scopes, etc. This is 5 min. at f/4.5, 135mm, piggybacked on the ETX with a JMI mount. Film was Kodak Elite II 200.

Mike Newton (mnewton1@bellsouth.net)
Image: Lagoon Nebula Image: Lagoon Nebula Image: Lagoon Nebula
i have a few deep space pics to share with you if you like. i have the lagoon, trifid, and the swan nebulas. the lagoon, trifid, and swan were all 20 min. exposures at prime focus, using 800 speed kodak film, and the etx was piggy-backed on a LX50 7" maksutov. i processed them with adobe photoshop to darken the skyglow.

W. M. Hesler (mhesler@voicenet.com)
Image: M42
M42 in Orion. This was taken with Pictor 1616 on the ETX . The LX200 was guiding unaided for 60 sec.

Stephen Pitt (LTHUEDK@aol.com)
Image: M42
M42 in Orion. 12 minute exposure with Fuji 400, done at prime focus, off-axis guided using the variable voltage pot. The ETX was fixed to a heavy Bogen tripod, and all bearing surfaces of the mount/fork assemblies polished and lubricated.

Jack Newton's ETX Deep Sky CCD Images


Submitted by Mark Marshall (mark_marshall@iucc.iupui.edu). Sponsored by D Clapp (dclapp@interlog.com).

Rod Laird (rod_laird@csi.com)
Image: M42
Stable tracking over 60 sec periods with the Pictor 208XT. Remarkable for such a simple mount....

Joao Porto (j.porto@mail.telepac.pt)
Image: Trapezium
I would like to share with you this image obtained with the ETX and a CCD camera CWIP-S from Sirius Instruments.The original image was treated with the software Paint Shop Pro.This Trapezium image certifies that the ETX is really good for little pocket money and with a normal software we can access to great images.

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