Last updated: 26 February 2003

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Subject:	Lunar image with the cheapest setup
Sent:	Sunday, January 19, 2003 3:38:36
From: (William Pinnington)
This is the first image that I took with my ETX 90 EC (January 17th,
2003 at 19:40.)  I'm saving up for a 'proper' digital camera, but was
curious to see what my Digital Dream l'espion camera would see.  If you
are not familiar with the camera, it is one of those 'cheap-and-nasty'
digital cameras that are the size of a matchbox.  It only cost 30, and
the pictures I took during the daylight were so naff, that its been in
the cupboard pretty much ever since I got it.

Anyhow I hand held it over the Meade 26mm Super Plossl I got with the
scope, through the Meade #126 2x Telenegative Barlow Lens, and took 2
pictures. This one is the best of the two.  It just goes to show that
even the cheapest digital cameras are capable of credable shots.  Oh,
and this was taken through double glazing too!

All the best,

Subject:	Astrophotography with inexpensive cameras
Sent:	Monday, February 3, 2003 12:04:11
From: (William Pinnington)
I have managed to take a picture OF the little digital camera I
mentioned in my previous email.  I thought it might give you more of an
idea about just how small this thing is.  It really does make for steady
hand held shots.  It takes 1 AAA battery, although I don't use it as
there is a USB cable provided with it which allows for it to be powered
by the computer.  This puts the camera into video mode (rather like a
web cam), and the software lets you capture the image.

Once the snow has cleared, and I get some decent viewing I will give it
a more thorough testing and submit some more images for your gallery.

Kind regards,
Manchester, UK.

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Subject:	Moon Photos
Sent:	Monday, February 24, 2003 1:40:19
From: (jim abbey)
Here are some moon photos Taken with my Etx90 ec, I used the Aiptek DV2
again,This camera is nothing expensive and dose  what I want and is good
for just Messing around, Not bad for  a cheap digital. My scope handles
better in cold weather for some reason . Im thinking Im ready to try a
bigger scope not that I got "Apature Fever" Just want more of a

Thank you, Jim


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