These are the BEST images I've done.
See the weaker attempts HERE.

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 MERCURY

VENUS  MARS JUPITER SATURN OTHER
My first efforts at astro-photography began in October 2000.  I started with 35mm Pentax.
Early results were poor.  These photos include CCD images and are the best I've done.
 

 


MERCURY

 

  <  See Mercury and Venus in the Evening Sky

 

See   Mercury Transit   in the SUN section - Here

 
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VENUS
The Venus Transit - June 8, 2004

Shot with a Video Eyepiece on an LX200GPS - 14" at the Jacqueline Rose Observatory
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Black & White Images - SAC-VII - CCD  //   LX90 - 8" at the Jacqueline Rose Observatory
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MARS

Recent Mars Image:
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Date:  12-07-07  10:00pm
Lavon, Texas
Stack of 25-30 images from
   both DSI and DSLR cameras
 

Best Mars Image:
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Date:  08-02-03  4:00am
Video Eyepiece - No focal Reducer - 2x Barlow
Telescope:  LX200 - 14"   f/10
Shot in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Image 30 frames
 

        Other Images...

Date:  08-02-03  4:00am
Video Eyepiece - No focal Reducer
- 2x Barlow
Telescope:  LX200 - 14"   f/10
Shot in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Image 20 frames
 
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JUPITER

Most Recent Image:
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August 31, 2008 - Jupiter with Giant Red Spot

and IO - the moon on the left.

Jacqueline Rose Observatory

60 images - SAC7-CCD

 
   

Jupiter:
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August 25, 2007 - Jupiter
   -   with Giant Red Spot

Grand Heritage Public Outing

DSLR Cam on LX200GPS - 14"  f/10
81 frames @ .9 sec.

 
 

Indiana Jupiter Image:
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April 12, 2004  - Jupiter
Telescope:  LX200 - 14"   f/10
Shot at the JRO - Valparaiso, Indiana

SAC7 - CCD Camera
33 Frames ... Stacked w/ Registax
 

 

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SATURN

Date:  05-24-08
Telescope:  LX200-14
SAC7 - CCD    f/10
175 Frames at 1/50 sec.
Shot at JRO in Lavon, TX
  Date:  12-31-03 ... 11:45pm
- Just before NEW YEAR'S
LX200 - 14"   f/10 - SAC7 - CCD
Shot at the JRO in Valparaiso, IN
100 Frames at 1/100 sec.

         

Date:  04-29-08
Telescope:  LX200-14
SAC7 - CCD
40 Frames at 1/50 sec.
Shot at JRO in Lavon, TX
  Date:   1-15-07 ... 1:30am
LPI - CCD - at the JRO
LX200GPS - 14"   f/10 
100 Images at .1/50 sec.

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URANUS

 
Uranus   ...  Date:  08-16-04
Meade LPI - CCD Camera -
Telescope:  LX200GPS - 14"   f/10
Shot at the JRO in Valparaiso, Indiana.
                                     
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