Ever since I moved to New Mexico (actually ever since I found out I was going to move to New Mexico), I knew I wanted to take advantage of the dark desert skies by buying a telescope, but it took me two and a half years to actually get around to doing net. Nevertheless, in December 2001, I purchased an Orion SkyView Deluxe 6" telescope, a six-inch aperture Newtonian reflecting telescope on an equatorial mount. I started playing around with it and very quickly discovered that my real interest lay, not in simply looking through the telescope, but in capturing images of what I could see. I started out using film, quickly shifted over to webcams, and now use both for different kinds of imaging.

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Telescopes and Accessories


(includes detailed descriptions of the long exposure modification for some kinds of webcams)

Software and Techniques