Last updated: 11 April 2009
Subject: Lunar Pic Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2009 08:43:10 From: Stanley Rozewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hope you can post it on the sight!! Taken with a Meade ETX-60 and Panasonic DMC FS3 on 3/6/2009, Thanks-Pete Rozewski Pine Barrens NJ, USA
Still working to get better pics, here is one for Guest Gallery Lunar- Thanks Pete Rozewski
Subject: Astrophotography - Panasonic Sent: Friday, February 3, 2006 04:13:22 From: Dieter Wolf (DNS Germany) (Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com) please find attached a photo of the closest approach of Saturn to the Beehive cluster M44. 2006-02-02 20:00 CET; PANASONIC LUMIX DMC FZ-30 (670mm, ISO400, f/3.7, 3x20s); guided by ETX-125; north to the left We had some dust and fog this evening (excellent for planetary imaging, but not for open clusters) so you will not see much stars in 20s exposures. Thank you Mike, cs, Dieter (Munich, Germany)
Subject: Astrophotography - Panasonic Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 01:34:19 From: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com (Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com) shortly before you leave for 'OO' - crossing fingers for clear weather. As additional information for Tony DeLuca, who wants to use a PANASONIC LUMIX DMC FZ-30 together with an ETX-60: First try to use it piggy back. I call the FZ-30 my 'one inch telescope'. There probably will not be much difference using the camera BEHIND the scope or in PARALLEL with it. Being a 'webcam astronomer' this digital camera (not a DSLR but with an immense zoom range) offers me a new view of extended objects that never could be caught with the webcam chip. M45; 2006-01-24 21:00 CET, PANASONIC LUMIX DMC FZ-30 with 670mm at ISO 400, f/3.7, 8x60s with darkframe, guided on ETX-125 This nicely compares to your 'OO' shot with D70 piggy back on your SC-8, Mike (link: http://www.weasner.com/oracle_observatory/oracle122805.html) It was the first time for me to ever catch some nebulosity within the Plejades...and that from my city-light polluted garden. cs, Dieter (Munich, Germany)
Subject: Astrophotography with Panasonic Digital Cameras Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 08:59:06 From: Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com (Dieter.Wolf@DNSint.com) additional to Mike's proposals for adapting a DMC FZ-30 to your ETX-125: Yes, the FZ-30 has a filter thread (52mm - I think). But I would NOT advise to mount it to the scope via the filter thread (the camera is quite heavy) First thing I would try is to buy a piggy back camera mount for your ETX-125 and have the camera shoot it's pictures 'standalone'. With 420mm (or 667mm if you decrease pixel size) you can get nice moon shots and with less focal length and stacked longer exposed pictures nice starfields or open clusters. It is NOT an astrocam - especially try to avoid ISO 400 because of noise. I have not yet attached it to an ocular by myself. Have a try; waiting to see your results, Dieter (Munich, Germany)
Subject: Panasonic FZ30 Sent: Monday, January 9, 2006 13:38:22 From: Petvetwalt1@aol.com (Petvetwalt1@aol.com) I have a new Panasonis DMC-FZ30 and would like to know the best way to take astrophotos with it. How do I hook it up to my ETX125? I have a afocal clamp so I know how to use that. Thanks, Walt HohlsteinMike here: If the camera has a filter thread on the lens, the Scopetronix Digi-T System is a better way to go. If not, then the clamp is the only way unless the camera lens is removable. For more on the Digi-T see the Accessory Reviews: Astrophotography page. As to taking pictures, start with a bright object like the Moon.
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