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.
CLICK HERE for a free 2013 Moon
I provide a DSLR Modification service
and can convert your Canon XSi (450D), XS (1000D), T1i (500D),
T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D) and T4i (650D) for astro-imaging
or infrared photography. New modified cameras also sold. CLICK
procedure for Modifying Canon Rebel XSi (450D), XS (1000D), T1i
(500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D) and T3i (600D) for astro-imaging
or infrared photography by IR Filter Replacement CLICK
Wireless Remote Control System for Starmaster
Telescopes with GOTO Skytracker CLICK
for gallery of Modified Canon 450D (XSi) DSLR astro images.
. Peltier Cooling System for 44 degree Fahrenhiet
cooling of Modified Canon Rebel XSi (450D) CLICK
Procedure for Modifying Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD Webcam
for Telescope Use & Infrared Imaging
procedure 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.
Detailed Procedure for modifying Logitech
Pro 9000 Webcam for Astro Imaging-
Modified Pro 9000 for planets, Moon and Sun.
for modifying Logitech Fusion Webcam modified for Astro Imaging-
Modified Fusion compared to Philips Toucam for planets, Moon and
Gary's Motorized Big Binochair-
Detailed instructions for buidling a drill-powered binocular observing
a 3-Channel Dew Controller- Detailed instructions for buidling
a 12 V 3-Channel Dew Controller.
10D Digital SLR:
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.
Cameras C2000Z and C2020Z:
Click 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.
Astrophotographs - Olympus OM-1 and
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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