My attempts at astrophotography began
in 1989 from a desire to capture colors of celestial objects not
seen visually at the eyepiece. The first telescope I used was
an 8 inch Meade LX-3 Schmidt-Cassegrain. This was later replaced
by a Meade 10 inch LX-200 telescope. Film Cameras I used were
the Olympus OM-4T and OM-1. I also experimented with a Quickcam
VC, a cooled Greyscale Quickcam that I built and the Olympus C2000Z
and C2020Z digital cameras for astro imaging that I also used
with my 20 inch Starmaster. In 2003, I began imaging with a Canon
10D digital SLR camera and in 2004 with a 300D Canon Digital Rebel
that I modified for astro-imaging. Presently I am imaging with
later models of the Canon Digital Rebel camera that I have also
modified for astro-imaging using a 5" Triplet Refractor,
20" Starmaster Dob and a 6" RitcheyChrétien.
for a free 2014 Moon Phase Calendar.
provide a DSLR Modification service and can convert your Canon
XSi (450D), XS (1000D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i
(600D), T4i (650D) and T5i (700D) for astro-imaging or infrared
photography. New modified cameras also sold. CLICK
for Modifying Canon Rebel XSi (450D), XS (1000D), T1i (500D),
T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D) and T5i (700D)
for astro-imaging or infrared photography by IR Filter Replacement
Remote Control System for Starmaster Telescopes with GOTO Skytracker
for gallery of Modified Canon 450D (XSi) DSLR astro images.
Cooling System for 44 degree Fahrenhiet cooling of Modified Canon
Rebel XSi (450D) CLICK HERE
Detailed Procedure for Modifying
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD Webcam for Telescope Use &
for Modifying Canon Digital Rebel (300D) for astro-imaging by
IR Filter Replacement and Peltier Cooling CLICK
Click here for gallery of Modified Canon 300D
Digital Rebel astro images.
Procedure for modifying Logitech Pro 9000 Webcam for Astro Imaging- Modified Pro 9000 for planets,
Moon and Sun.
Detailed Procedure for modifying Logitech
Fusion Webcam modified for Astro Imaging- Modified Fusion
compared to Philips Toucam for planets, Moon and Sun.
Motorized Big Binochair- Detailed instructions for buidling
a drill-powered binocular observing chair.
NEW Build a 3-Channel Dew
Controller- Detailed instructions for buidling a 12 V 3-Channel
Canon 10D Digital SLR:
Click here for gallery of Canon
10D Digital SLR astro images.
Deep sky images taken with Canon
10D and 20 inch Starmaster,10 inch LX200 and Orion ED80 scopes
can be seen HERE.
Mars images & animation taken
with Olympus C2020Z, Canon 10D and Philips Toucam Pro and 20 Inch
Starmaster can be seen HERE.
Digital Cameras C2000Z
here for gallery of Olympus digital camera deep sky images.
For an 8 part series on digital
camera imaging along with planetary and deep sky images taken
with Olympus C2000Z and C2020Z digital cameras select C2020Z.
- Olympus OM-1 and OM-4T Cameras:
Quickcam VC and Peltier
Cooled Greyscale Quickcam Imager:
For my Quickcam VC results and
Cooled Greyscale Project select Quickcam.
For Comet Linear S4 Images
& Animations Click Here
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