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Photo's with My Meade LPI - My first dedicated imaging camera - 2009

The Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager) is a good first choice for the novice wanting to experience this wonderful hobby.

It only cost $150.00 brand new and is extremely easy to use. The camera has a 1.25" nose piece and uses USB1 as the computer interface and very light.

The only time I found I could not use this camera is on a windows 64 bit system as there are no 64bit drivers available for this device, so far Meade has never released these and probably never will but it will work happily on all 32bit systems.

This a good first camera for use with planets and the Moon, some deep sky stuff can be captured if reasonably bright such as star clusters etc with out the need to use serious guiding equipment.

The camera is limited to exposure time anyway at a max of 15secs but ideal for Moon etc.

The mounts used with device where not guided as such, only single axis (RA) motorised. I had to keep repositioning the object to the centre of the screen because of the poor motor guiding capabilities.

The Meade LX10 on a wedge and my 150mm f5 Reflector on a EQ3 mount.


 

 

Thr Moon

The Moon

150mm Newtonian Reflector - f/5

EQ3 Single Axis Motorised Unguided Mount

Compiled from 20 shots using Maxim DL


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Alpha Centauri

150mm Newtonian Reflector - f/5

EQ3 Single Axis Motorised Unguided Mount

Taken On The 17-04-2009

M6 in Scorpio

150mm Newtonian Reflector - f/5

EQ3 Single Axis Motorised Unguided Mount

Taken On The 29-04-2009

 

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NGC 6231

 150mm Newtonian Reflector - f/5

EQ3 Single Axis Motorised Unguided Mount

Taken On The 29-04-2009

The Jewel Box Cluster in Crux

 Meade LX10 203mm SCT - f/10

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 17-04-2009


 

Jupiter

 Meade LPI - Meade LX10 SCT f/10

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 19-10-2008


 

Jupiter

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 203mm SCT - f50

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 17/09/2009


 

Jupiter

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 203mm SCT - f30

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 17/09/2009


 

The Trapezium in M42

 Meade LPI - Meade 203mm LX10 SCT f10

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 25/11/2009


 

Saturn

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 SCT - 4 x Barlow's (f/40)

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 02-05-2010 at 20:57 AEST


 

NGC 2362

Meade LPI - 150mm Newtonian Reflector - f/5

EQ3 Single Axis Motorised Unguided Mount

Taken On The 19-02-2011 at 21:21 AEST


 

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NGC 2362

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 SCT - f10

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

400 x 1 second LRGB Fits

Taken On The 19-02-2011


 

Moon - Crater Petavius

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 203mm SCT Using a 2 x Barlow's (f/20)

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

29 x LRGB Fits

Taken  on the 20-02-2011 at 01:17 AEST


 

Saturn

Meade LPI - Meade LX10 SCT - 2 x Barlows (f/20)

Meade Single Axis Motorised Unguided Wedge Mount

Taken On The 20-02-2011 at 00:55 AEST


 

 

Lunar Eclipse - 10/12/2011 - Redcliffe Qld Australia

Celestron 70mm Richfield Refractor f/5 - Meade LPI - HEQ5 SynScan Skywatch Mount

Taken On The 10th to 11th 12/2011 From 23:03 to 02:10 aprox AEST

I missed the last part of eclipse due to cloud cover, I was lucky to snap the above considering the cloudy sky.


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