The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Psalm 19:2

Astronomy from The Netherlands

Digital Astroimaging using WebCam

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Last updated April 13, 2006


Introduction

On this site you will find the results of my first steps in Digital Astronomy. For many years I did Deep-sky photography, but recently I made my first steps in the digital world. My pictures using "wet" photography are found at my homepage

Classical Astrophotography and the PROCYON Program for the Psion


Equipment


For digital imaging I initially used a Celestron C5 (aperture 5 inches) f/10 and a 32 cm f/4.7 Newton telescope. Most results currently presented are produced with the C5, because this is a very useful instrument for a beginner in WebCam imaging.To extend the focal lengths of the instruments a Meade 2x Barlow lens was used. As a recording instrument I use a Philips ToUcam Pro camera. Currently I use a Celestron C11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a focal length of 2800 mm. Most of the time I take about 100-200 exposures of 1/25 sec and combine the pictures using the AstroStack program of R.J.Stekelenburg


Crater Theophilus with C5 plus 2x Barlow and Philips ToUcam


Best picture of Saturn with C11 in primary focus, December 30,2001
Best 200 frames of 460


Total Solar Eclipse Egypt
29 March 2006




New images

BEST IMAGES

Mars 2003



Results with the Celestron C5

Results with a 32 cm Newton telescope


Imaging of Planets with a Celestron C11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope


Imaging of the Moon with a Celestron C11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope


Imaging of double stars, nebulae, clusters and galaxies with Celestron C5 and C11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes


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