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

The Cameras

So far in my whole astrophotographic career, old and new, I have had just three (with a fourth entry in 2019 and a fifth in 2020) cameras. One, the first Meade LPI (Lunar and Planetary Imager) Image sensor: CMOS Hynix Semiconductor Inc. HV7131E1 (Type 1/3") Image size: Diagonal 6.5mm, 5,18mm x 3,90mm Effective pixels: 644(H) … Continue reading The Cameras

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