- Index page with recent astrophotos
- Leeuwenboschfontein weekend starparty 2016 Mar 4-6
- Events observed by me from 2003 latest: Mercury transit 2016 May 9
- Page with sky pictures with the EOS 6
- Lunar and planetary images and phenomenas
- Page with sky pictures with the EOS 40 from Bali jan 2009, feb 2010 and 2012
- Page with sky pictures from La Palma Jan / Feb 2011
- Total lunar eclipse of 2011 Jun 15
- Solar eclipse visible as deep partial in Indonesia on 2009 Jan 26
- Old 1973 Polarex 80mm spotting scope refurbishment.
- New 2015 Robtics ED110 refractor
- Using a telephoto lens as a small handheld telescope
- Nice sky pictures taken from a plane in full flight
- How to see stars in the daytime ?
- > Old astrophotos from 1980-1990s
- How I learned Astronomy
- Astronomik CLS filter test
- Simple Eclipse calculations
Sky images taken with the Canon T90 from 1988-1997
In early years I already did a lot with Astrophotography with SLRs but not with sensor based ones but film based ones. These pictures are taken with the T90 which I purchased in 1986 and was the top model SLR camera of Canon. The telescope was (from 1995 on) which I used until 2015: the Televue Genesis 10cm f/5 apochromatic refractor with the Vixen Super Polaris mount with an RA tracking motor. Due to a too long tube length I replaced it by an 110mm f/7 ED telescope, although longer in focal length, it has a shorter build length for easier carry-on luggage on an airplane. The DIY tripod I still use as of 2023.
The images were all taken on Fuji Film 100 ASA or 400 ASA. It appears that the 400 ASA images are grainier than the 6400 ASA pictures with the EOS 6, even the unstacked frames. All these pictures were not stacked, just single frames. They are taken at different locations with a dark sky, as it takes a lot of more effort to take such pictures from the light-polluted skies in Holland.