Last updated: 8 December 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 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.
|email@example.com (Denis JOYE) [8 Dec 02]|
You will find here joined pictures I took with my ETX90-EC and Casio QV4000
digital camera during the 4th december eclipse in south Africa, in northern
part of Kruger Park.
The first picture was captured with a glass aperture filter shortly after
the first contact.
The second one was captured without filter, through the cloudy layer shortly
after the third contact.
Both pictures were taken in afocal mode behind a 40 mm SP eyepiece.
Unluckily, on the morning of the eclipse, a thick cloudy layer began to
cover most of the Kruger park. This cloudy layer masked to us the total
eclipse but holes in the clouds allowed us to watch some partial phases.
Observers standing outside the Kruger Park, 100 Km north west from us were
lucky enough to see the total Eclipse in Messina, not very far from Zimbabwe
Nevertheless, I think we can feel lucky, because some observers in the
Kruger Park did not see anything except the shadow passing along at the
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Kazup) [26 Oct 02]|
Mike here is an addition to your Solar pic's , shot this one on Jun 10 2002 around 18:26 PDT GMT+8 , used the 125EC with a Nikon CoolPix 995 and a Solar II filter. Had some clouds and had to shoot when I could. I think the sun spots came out very nice.
|email@example.com (Chris Sorensen) [11 Aug 02]|
Here is a picture of the total solar eclipse in France August 11, 1999. I took this picture with a Canon A5/Zoom + filter.
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Bodin) [17 Jun 02]|
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I have enclosed a composite .jpg of the eclipse taken from Silverdale WA, (47N 123W). These were shot with an ETX 60 and a PC23 video camera attached to the camera port with Meade's photo adapter and a T to C adapter then recorder on an SVHS recorder and processed with Astrostack and Picture Window. The frames were about 5 min apart and, of course, the clouds rolled in as the eclipse started and rolled out as it ended.
|Brian.Chilcoat@beale.af.mil (Chilcoat Brian TSgt 9 LSS/LGQP) [14 Jun 02]|
Here is a photo taken with a Sony DSC-S75 Digital camera during the June
10th Partial Solar Eclipse. I used Paint shop Pro 7 to combine all the
images into this one. I used 5 layers of silver oxide black and white
exposed negative film to capture the images of the sun. Hope you enjoy the
|Marknjuli@aol.com [14 Jun 02]|
It was taken at around 6:45pm MDT from Fort Collins, CO and was taken
with the ETX-105EC, eyepiece projection through a University Optics 24mm
Konig, Identi-view type 2 Solar Filter and a Konica "point-and-shoot"
type camera. It's not the best eclipse pic I have seen, but I am
surprised at how well it turned out being done as a spur of the moment
thing. And I am particularly proud of it because it is my VERY FIRST
attempt ever at any kind of Astrophotography.
|email@example.com (ken w anderson) [14 Jun 02]|
This series was taken in Prescott, AZ. Using an ETX 70 and a Badder
filter. The color was most obviously done in photoshop for those that
cant believe the sun is really white.
|firstname.lastname@example.org (Taun Deverill) [11 Jun 02]|
Attached is one of the photos I took of the eclipse from Phoenix area. This picture was taken during the last half of the eclipse. Used was a ETX125-EC, Meade 26mm SP, Scopetronix solar filter and a Canon PowerShot S10. Unsharp mask used in Photoshop and reduced for emailing.
Your site has been a tremendous help in the understanding and enjoyment of this scope. Thanks.
See the Guest Solar Eclipse Photography Archive 2001 for photos posted in 2001.
See the Guest Solar Eclipse Photography Archive 2000 for photos posted in 1998-2000.
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