Last updated: 27 November 2007
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Subject:	ETX-125ec
Sent:	Sunday, November 25, 2007 19:03:41
From:	J DuMong (
I have a question for you that would be of a big help to me. I want to
adapt my new Canon HV20 camcorder to my ETX-125ec as I use my 125 as a
viewing scope for photo use on my computer. I do bird watching also.Do
you know of a source or a link to help me find an answer. Hoping you can
help, I am John DuMong
Thank you 
Mike here: See the "Camcorders" articles (this page) on the Helpful Information: Astrophotography page for some user comments. Also, you might check the Accessory Reviews: Astrophotography page for some ideas which may or may not work depending on the nature of the camera lens. Lastly, see the article "Video Camera mounting, electric focuser" on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page.

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Subject:	ETX 70
Sent:	Tuesday, January 2, 2007 03:45:10
From:	Manuel Thomaz (
Sorry to bother you again, but youve been very helpful and I do thank
you for your help. I have been very enthusiastic about this new hobby of
mine. Now I would like to take some photos using my 3CCD Panasonic
camcorder. I guess it will allow a good start into astrophotography.

What do I need to adapt this camcorder (37mm filter thread) to my ETX 70
and what would you suggest as the best software?

Thanks again for your help.

Mike here: First off, the camcorder may be too heavy for the ETX-70 to slew and track without slippage. But if you want to try it you will need one of the accessories shown on the Accessory Reviews: Astrophotography page. You will be doing afocal photography since you can't probably remove the camera lens. As to software, that depends on your operating system. For Mac OS X, you could use QuickTime Pro, iMovie, Keith's Image Stacker, and Keith' s AstroImager. For Windows, AstroStack and Registax are the standards.

Go to the 2006 Camcorders Page.

Go to the 2005 Camcorders Page.

Go to the 2004 Camcorders Page.

Go to the 2003 Camcorders Page.

Go back to the Astrophotography Page.

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