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All images on this page were taken through my Celestron 8" Telescope with a Kodak DC4800 digital camera.

First Quarter Moon: April 9, 2003 8:53pm.
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec. Aperture: F2.9 Step: -1

Waxing Gibbous Moon: April 12, 2003 7:58pm.
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec. Aperture: F2.8 Step: 0

Cassini (center) & Aristillus Craters. The small "gash" to the right of center is the Alpine Valley. April 9, 2003 8:13pm.
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: 0

Copernicus (bottom center) & Eratosthenes Craters. April 10, 2003 7:40pm.
Shutter speed: 1/16 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: 0

Mare Humorum. April 12, 2003 8:10pm.
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: +1

Tyco Crater. March 2003.
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: 0

Pictures of the November 8 2003 Lunar Eclipse.

Just getting started.

About half way there.

Almost there.

In the larger view a star is visible near the left edge of the Moon
which was later occulted by the Moon.

The Great Red Spot can be seen on the lower left. The dark spot on the right is the shadow of one of Jupiter's moons (I don't know which one).
April 10, 2003 8:12pm.
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: 0

Clearest shot to date of Saturn (Very difficult to get decent focus!).
April 10, 2003 8:02pm.
Shutter speed: 1/6 sec. Aperture: F4.5 Step: 0

A fuzy shot of Mars durring its recent close approach.

This little applet (called Juplet) shows the current postions of Jupiter's moons,
the Greate Red Spot, and the shadows the moons cast when they pass in front of Jupiter.
To see future or past positions, edit the time and date at the bottom of the applet.

Sun Spots

This is the an overall view of the sun showing sun spots 652 and 653 (the small dot to the lower right of the large grouping)
July 27, 2004 7:22am.
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. Aperture: F2.8 Step: 0

This is a close up of sun spot 652 which at the time of this picture is about 20 times the diameter of the Earth
July 27, 2004 6:49am.
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec. Aperture: F11 Step: 0