The unexpected astrograph

When I started taking pictures of the night sky and of its objects, my instruments of choice were short refractors and camera lenses. I also had my small Meade 2045D SCT, but it was kept somewhat on the backburner, my refractors and camera lenses being both "faster" and of shorter focal length, and hence more … Continue reading The unexpected astrograph

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