My Path to Astrophotography

Back to Contents   I started as a visual amateur astronomer, way back in 1984, and in the next twenty years I was more often off than on with the hobby. Then in 2005 I decided to have a (more) serious run at it, refurbishing the old equipment and buying much new one, since in … Continue reading My Path to Astrophotography

Lunar and Planetary Imaging

That's indeed where I started. I think most do: it is easier than DSO imaging, or at least it is easier to get your first decent moonshot than to get your first acceptable DSO picture. Back in 2006-2007 I was using the Meade LPI with the Meade 2045D and the Meade ETX-80 (a sort of … Continue reading Lunar and Planetary Imaging

Pictures: Lunar and Planetary

Teophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina, with Meade ETX-80 and LPI, April 2007. Ptolemaus, Alphonsus and Arzachel with Meade ETX-80 and LPI, January 2007. Jupiter with Meade 2045 D at 2000 mm FL and Meade LPI, June 2006. Saturn with Meade ETX-80 and Meade LPI, March 2007. Teophilus, Cyrillus and Katharina with MAK-90 and LPI, April 2017. … Continue reading Pictures: Lunar and Planetary