by Alain Drozd
last update: 11/07/05
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a small village with 6500 inhabitants 20 Km East of Marseille, on
the south coast of France
"calanques" are located here, they are similar to the finlandish fjords,
I live in Paris
for my work (IC), but I am very
lucky to go two weeks-end each month to my house, which is near the Mediteranean
is my site and my telescope
Since 1999, I do
My scope was a
LX200 10" with a 6.3 reducer, and a ETX90 on it, with Losmandy rings, for
HX516 is for guiding on the ETX and a MX916 Starlight for imaging.
I use a NGFS for
At the moment,
there is a lot to do with flats, guiding, balance,focusing, winds,etc...
As soon as
my technique grows, I'll try do better pictures and to go to SN and
I began early 2001
imaging in color using RGB filter set from TrueTechnology,
and Homeyer filter wheel.
I use both PC and
Mac for computers. I use Astroart, Prism and Photoshop software.
10/05/2003 I purchased a used LX200 12" Classic !!! .
Optics are great,
but it is big and heavy !
Now I do imaging with a ST7e and a AO-7.
site is only beginning, and I hope it will going better and better (as
my english !!)
I will add here
tricks and tips for better imaging with my stuff.
are some basic formulas for ccd imaging (field, resolution)
So far i do 300
sec shots, and I add it 5 to 12 times, depending of brightness of
Comments (good or
bad) are very welcome at:
Pictures with LX200 10" and 12"
Processed with Astroart, AIP & Photoshop:
M1 . update
of my first color image
Lyra planetary close-up with AO7
galaxy LX200 12"
nice galaxy in Pegasus LX200 12"without and with AO7
edge-on galaxy with two satellites running !
b/w planetary nebula LX200 12" + a close up at F10 with AO7
LRGB , LX200 12"
b/w very diffuse galaxy
Eagle Nebula LX200 12"one more image with AO7
M51 Color in Cane Venaciti LX200 12"
at F 5.5 wider field
small face-on galaxy LX200 12"
, my first mosaic (miss something !)
in color (heart of)
a mag 13 galaxy with 7752 companion
in Ursa Major
a face-on galaxy
a 111 MLY distant galaxy with ngc770 companion
color Clown-Face or Eskimo Nebula
color Hubble"s variable nebula
in color (very difficult object, surface brightness is 13.4 !) update
galaxy LX200 12"
M65 & ngc3628, is Leo's triplet
another triplet in Leo , color update
4565 in color
, a face-on galaxy
, horsehead nebula in color
my first 1999 (and last so far) planetary pictures
& 4039 Two colliding galaxies
& 4302 Two close galaxies in Coma, color difference is obvious
Septet Group of galaxies in Leo
Color. Big galaxy in Canes Venaciti with companion
Galaxy member of Leo's Triplet in color (with M 65 and M 66)
Galaxy in Cane Venaciti
M 5 Globular
cluster in color
Face-on galaxy in Virgo
Edge-on galaxy in Virgo
the famous, in color LX200 12"
in color , finally too !
face on spiral galaxy in Serpens
Galaxy in Virgo
in Virgo and core supraluminic jet
galaxy in Virgo
& 5427 interacting galaxies in Virgo `
& 4568 "Siamese Twins", another interesting pair of interacting
galaxies in Virgo
planetary in Puppies
north part of this huge galaxy ( about 1° wide !!) Part of future mosaic
previous (bad) pictures