Astrophotos with the LX200 GPS
The LX200 GPS is a great scope: accurate, great optics and easy to use. I had intended to do some light duty photography when I bought it and have been anxious to try my hand. In addition to the 10" LX200, I also use a Williams 1.25" screw on adapter that mates directly to my Nikon CoolPix 4500 allowing me to shoot directly through the scope. A remote release rounds out the arsenal. I'm still learning the in's and out's of using the 4500 in the dark so these first few are absolutely horrible! But hey, I've got to start somewhere.
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Saturn, 3/15/03. Lots of light but I can't get the exposure right.
The Trapezium in The Great Orion Nebula, 3/15/03. You really have to enlarge this one to see it.
At least this one is recognizable as Jupiter and the four Galilean satellite moons. From left to right: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa. 3/15/03. As the camera exposes, I can see color bands in Jupiter. I need to read the directions!
There's a moon in the sky, it's called the Moon. Fortunately, the moon is so bright, the camera tackles it with ease. 3/15/03. It's always a spectacular sight.
Optical Division
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