Last updated: 7 October 2004
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Subject: Relpy to: "Repair of Meade Pictor 416XTE" in astrophotography/ccd.html (Oct 2) Sent: Monday, October 4, 2004 13:34:26 From: Christoph Jansen (CJansen@uebersetzungsbuero-jansen.de) if anybody can help in this case then it will be Meade Europe which is situated in Borken in Germany: Meade/Bresser-Kundendienst Siemensstrae 6 D-46325 Borken You can mail them under firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them under ++49 (0)2861 931721. Regards, Christoph JansenAnd:
From: Mike Merkert thanks for your support - Meade Germany did help me at least! Thanks a lot for help! mike merkert
Subject: Repair of Meade Pictor 416XTE Sent: Saturday, October 2, 2004 01:36:23 From: Mike Merkert I have a little Poblem because I made a short curcuite to my meade pictor and now the cntroller board is damaged. Anyway I tried to get a repair Center in Europe bu I didnt find any and Meade didnt response my questions till today. So please can you help me - do you know any repair center in europe or is there any way to get some exchange parts dirctly from meade? thanks a lot thanks a lot mike merkertMike here: Sorry. I don't know of any repair centers there.
Subject: ccd Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 08:26:11 From: Saverio Riboli (email@example.com) what kinds of result i can obtain with a etx 90 ec + ccd starlight xpress MX516 or MX 5C or MX 512 (one ccd of abouth 1000) in a deep sky obdgect? where i can find some photos of example? Thanks and sorry for the incorrect english.Mike here: Search the ETX Site for MX512 and MX516; you'll get some hits.
Subject: Astrophotography - 1. Albireo Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2004 11:28:01 From: Gary Culpan (firstname.lastname@example.org) I have just bought an ATK-1C CCD imager so have entered the wild and wacky world of astrophotography. Wow it's tricky and takes a lot of patience. I have so far taken only a few successful shots of double stars. I can't yet fathom out how to get a successful deep sky shot. At least with double stars I can see the image quite easily on the screen and the telescope tracking is in Alt/AZ so can only take short exposures. My first attachment is Albireo. My first ever astrophotograph. I am pleased with the sharpness and the vivid colours the camera captures. The following was taken with ATK-1C CCD through an ETX-125 UHTC. 1/25 sec exposure. Best shot selected out of 20 quickfire shots.
Please find attached a piccie of Rasalgethi (Alpha) in Hercules . Now I am really pleased with this shot of this close-ish double star (4.7 arc sec separation). You can clearly see separation and the brightness difference is reflected in the object sizes. Taken with ATK-1C CCD imager through ETX-125. Best shot taken from 20 shots. Exposure time 1/25 sec. Regards, Gary Culpan Manchester, UK
Subject: CCD photography and ETX telescopes Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 23:09:38 From: Edwin Stafford (email@example.com) I am a college student in Wyoming, and I am thinking about getting reinvolved with astronomy, looking at telescopes, etc. I was wondering: can one do CCD photography off of an ETX telescope, seeing as how film photography can be done off one, or am I missing something. Thanks.Mike here: Yes, you can. See the Helpful Information - Astrophotography page on my ETX Site for lots more info. Don't forget that you can also use digital cameras, video cameras, and webcams as well as CCDs and other imager devices. These are all mentioned on that page.
Subject: MeadePictor 208xt or 216xt Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 10:40:36 From: Larry Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) Can one of the above cameras be used on an ETX-90 or LXD55 6" SN scope? I do not care for the guiding of the scope, just the use of the camera. Do you know of a site or person that I may contact for this? Many thanks, LarryMike here: Go to my ETX Site and enter "pictor" into the search field. You'll find lots of hits and some examples.
Subject: ETX 125 and CCD Cam's Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 6:05:15 From: email@example.com (Jose Manuel Surez) I'm thinking for purchase a CCD camara or contruction one for myself. In first time I thinking for contruction my CCD camera, for exemple the CookBook or the Audine Camera. The Audine Camara have a very good CCD chip but the total weight is about 600 gr and I dont know is this weight is too much fot my ETX. Another possibility is to buy a comercial CCD camera, for exemple the Starlight MX, but the price is very expensive and with the same price or less I can build a Audine CCD camera. My question is about the best CCD camera for my scope: A build CCD Camera (Audine or CookBook) with the problem of weight (600 gr). A comercial CCD Camera with a CCD chip with less dimensions or resolution and less weight (similar to Starlight MX516). Thanks and sorry for my English Jose Manuel Suarez Romn firstname.lastname@example.orgMike here: Weight can be a problem but you can always make a counterweight which can help. As to CCD imagers I have no experience with them.
Subject: ETX and 216 Pictor Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 11:38:35 From: email@example.com (Jeff Payne) Do you have any info about using the ETX 90 and the Pictor 216 for imaging? I can't seem to find much on the web. JeffMike here: You're right; there isn't much info. But search the ETX Site for "pictor" and you'll get some hits.
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