ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL IMAGING
by GARY HONIS
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. Cameras I use are
the Olympus OM-4T and OM-1 with a varimagnifier for focusing. I am also
experimenting with a Quickcam VC, a cooled Greyscale Quickcam and the Olympus
C2000Z and C2020Z digital cameras for astro imaging that I can also use
with my 20 inch Starmaster.
Astrophotography and amateur astronomy are adversely affected by
light pollution. If you are an amateur astronomer, please get involved by
becoming a member of the International
Dark Sky Association (IDA).
Digital Cameras C2000Z and C2020Z:
Click here for gallery
of 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
Astrophotographs - Olympus OM-1 and OM-4T Cameras:
Pick a category of celestial object at right, then choose from thumbnails
to view an astrophotograph.
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