This page contains some info
I've gathered and several neat links to other sites. I have separated
them into various categories with descriptions for each.
images (click the link!)
imaging and processing of some of the well known names in the hobby!
equipment and imaging:
This is the
official web site for Starlight Express. The models I have used
include the MX7C, SXV-H9C, SXV-M25C and SXVF-H36. The guide head
with the MX5 chip has also been used in an OAG and external guidescope.
- Yahoo Group
site for Starlight Xpress users: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/starlightxpress/
This is a group
with over 2100 members who use or have questions regarding Starlight
Xpress cameras. Users having various levels of expertise are encouraged
to share images and experiences in an effort to further improve
This is the site for the Central Florida Astronomical Society that
I've belonged to since Feb, 2001. The society consists of a great
bunch of people and there's also a star party scheduled for mid-March
(check the link for dates and information). If you are in the area
or passing through, please stop by, especially at the observing site!
I also belong to the Chiefland Astronomy group and have attended the
monthly viewings and star parties. This is one of the nicest locations
to get together, complete with showers, pavilion, power (including
30A camper outlets) and good friends! Most of my later images were
taken here, as the skies are uniformly good with many clear nights
during the winter season.
and processing with the MX7C
digital camera and imaging:
Gary's site is an excellent reference for Olympus digicam use for
astrophotography. He has been using a C2020Z on a 20" Starmaster
driven scope with remarkable results on extended deep sky objects.
The many undocumented tricks for special camera commands are highlighted
Greg's site is also an excellent reference on the use of the C2020Z
camera. It was Greg's site that allowed me to get started in astrophotography,
first with the moon and then with the planets. His description of
the adapters required and subsequent modifications is invaluable to
the beginning digital astrophotographer.