Undriven Astrophotography
Collingwood Astronomy Club
Sun
Orion StarMax 102 Mak-Cas
These are some images that I've obtained using a telescope without a motor drive. The telescope is an 102mm MakCas with an undriven EQ2 mount.

I used a Philips ToUcam Pro II webcam to obtain the images. When I first got the webcam (Feb 04), I couldn't work out how to use Registax to process the images. But then I also didn't know that I could do manual exposures. In May 2005 I had another go, this time with more success.

When I bought my telescope (in 2001), I wanted something portable. I also wanted to spend my money on the optics rather than on drives or computers. I eventually decided to get an Orion Telescope & Binocular StarMax 102.

Any comments: gk.sherman@which.net
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Created 24/5/05
Last Modified 22/8/05