Last updated: 31 March 2004

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Some LXD55 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 or ZIP or Stuff multiple files). Send to mweasner@optcorp.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.

Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [31 Mar 04]
Dieter Wolf (Munich, Germany); 2004-03-29 22:10 CEST (20:10 UTC); MEADE LXD55 SN-10 with 2x Barlow lense; PHILIPS ToUCam pro at prime focus; Saturn (450 out of 3000 frames); 3x...5x Barlow would have been better...
Thanks for your site(s) Mike,
Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [31 Mar 04]


though it is not first choice for planet observation (f/4), the 10" allows nice 'shots' of the planets too...
Dieter Wolf (Munich, Germany); MEADE LXD55 SN-10; PHILIPS ToUCam pro at prime focus; as always south up, east left
[Top] a two-picture-sandwich of Jupiter with GRS and the four Galilean moons (2004-03-16 22:50 CEST / 20:50 UTC); 140 of 200 frames for Jupiter and 10 of 150 frames for the moons); IO (5m.3) - Jupiter (-2m.5) - Ganymed (4m.9) - Europa (5m.6) - Kallisto (6m.0)
[Bottom] Jupiter with GRS (2004-03-28 23:25 CEST / 21:25 UTC); 2x Barlow lense; 600 of 1300 frames; the 'waves' in the NEB are very distinctive in this photo
Did I say I start to like this scope? I do!
Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com [19 Mar 04]
As promised - or should I say 'threatend' - my first light photo with the LXD55 SN-10. Though as a f/4 scope not really suited for planetary imaging, the 10 inch give nice view of the planets too.
Dieter Wolf (Munich, Germany);
2004-03-16 20:25 CET (19:25 UTC); MEADE LXD55 SN-10 with 3x Barlow lense and PHILIPS ToUCam pro in prime focus (1000 out of 2000 frames stacked in 2x mode with K3CCD tools and enhanced with Paint Shop pro)
"Dwight" (daugh@alltel.net) [31 Jan 04]
A recent saturn pic from 1/30/04, SAC 7 camera stacked images in Registax

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