Solar system montage with eight planets

Ricardo Nunes

I'm a Portuguese amateur astronomer and I started in 1997 using a 2.4'' altazimutal refractor and a 4.5'' German equatorial reflector. I'm also a member of the Portuguese Amateur Astronomers Association - A.P.A.A.- where I learned about adapting webcams to do astrophotography. I think that these cameras are a very interesting way of entering into CCD imaging for a small price and also to get good results from modest telescopes. Now I'm using conventional CCD. Right now, my imaging setup is based on a Celestron 8'' SCT mounted on a Vixen SuperPolaris mount, a Starlight MX516 CCD with USB interface and a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000.

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My website
My photo galeries
My blog about space simulation, 3D models and textures