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My photos and videos of Jupiter and its moons

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

I already uploaded the pictures to Facebook, so here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029903&id=1198149366&l=d18f0eccf2

The photographs were taken with Canon EOS 20D attached via T-mount to the T-port in the rear of Meade ETX-125 telescope.

The videos are on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spb5083Wq5U and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKTxx9yxw3M

The videos were taken using [...]

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A beautiful show in the sky

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Just was walking around in the evening and saw it. Actually, I saw it yesterday too when I was out in Long Beach with friends, but tonight it seemed even more beautiful.

This photograph was taken with simple Canon A620, hand-held – no tripod. [...]

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My first photos of Saturn

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Well today the sky finally cleared up, and I could get to the telescope early enough after work. The moon is rising 3 hours after Saturn does today. Saturn is very far, and it looks like a tiny star to the naked eye. [...]

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Lunar Eclipse February 20, 2008

February 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today’s eclipse is the last one until 2010.
Unfortunately I missed the beginning, but as soon as I got home I set up my rig and began shooting. I captured the full eclipse and the beginning of the end, when the Moon started to [...]

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Photos of the Moon and Mars (Feb 16, 2008)

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The entire slideshow is here: http://public.fotki.com/MaxiMovieBlog/moon-and-mars-photos/
I looked up in the sky and saw Mars almost lined up with the Moon. I set up the telescope and the tripod with Canon EOS 20D camera, 300mm image stabilzing zoom lens and 2x telephoto adapter.
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Video of the Moon through telescope (Feb 15, 2008)

February 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

You need to have flashplayer enabled to watch this Google video
Video of the Moon shot through Meade ETX-125AT telescope with just a simple cheap Canon A620 7.1MP point-and-shoot camera that can also take 640×480 videos at 30fps. The camera is mounted on top [...]

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My first photo of Mars

December 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This weekend I tried to photograph Mars. This is a perfect time to make pictures because Mars is in the opposition and closest to Earth as it’s ever been in the past 130 years or so. Around midnight it’s roughly overhead and the [...]

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My first pictures of the Moon through the telescope

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Tonight for the first time I tried to make pictures of the moon through my new telescope, Meade ETX-125AT.
Around 10:30pm I went outside, setup tripod and the telescope on it. Attached 26mm eyepiece to the eyepiece port. Attached Meade #64 T-adapter with T-ring [...]

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