(solar, lunar, planetary,
ISS, near and thermal IR, UV, 3D)
Retired 11 years
ago, I have participated to the beginning of the webcam
adventure in astronomy, a time (~year 2000) where we
were modifying all the Philips ToUCams we could put a
Today, my main interests are ISS Hires tracking, the Sun in H-alpha
(Coronado SM90 & double-stack PST), planetary imaging with a
Meade 12" LX-200 or a 10" Classic, Moon with the Coolpix P1000,
3D stereoscopic imaging especially macros, near infrared (NIR), thermal
infrared (TIR), UV photography, High speed (slow motion movies),
I have a full spectrum Canon EOS 1100D, a partially defiltered Canon
EOS 40D and now 2x A7s1 with one Halpha defiltered and a brand new
Nikon Coolpix P1000 with a crazy 3000 mm zoom !
For ISS tracking, I use a special modified EQ-G mount and Videos
Sky software, both developped by E. Rietsch ! I am day after day grateful to the authors of RegiStax, Autostakkert,
VirtualDub, GIMP2, Astrosnap(XP only), Deepskystacker, SER-Player,
PIPP and FireCapture softwares which are some of the best amateur astronomy tools !
I have been most active in RegiStax5/6 development, some in SER-Player
and I am member of the SCF (french 3D stereo club).
A few times my imagery of the Sun have led by chance to scientific
ISS transit (colorized composition) on the Sun in Halpha ...
Fluorite PV 100/900, Coronado SM90, reducer 6.3, ASI174MM
camera Date : May 2, 2016 07:39:50 UT (in my garden) Click on Sun for special web page
with pictures, details and videos !
ISS transit on the Sun in Halpha ...
Fluorite PV 100/900, Coronado SM90, ASI174MM camera Date : Feb
16, 2016 (at home)
City of Jerusalem / M42
The Orion Nebula ... Mar 6, 2018 Altitude 52° !
LX200 10", defiltered A7s-Astrodon-Halpha, 381 x 5s @ISO 6400,
Total exposure 32 min, Drk+Flt. DSS for alignement, etc ...
SoftOrbit photo retoucher for noise reduction, CS2 for levels.
Bigourdan (Polaris invisible). Click for full size
City of Jerusalem / M42
The Orion Nebula ... Mar 10, 2018 Altitude 52° !
LX200 10", defiltered A7s-Astrodon-Halpha, 173 x 15s @ISO 1600,
Total exposure 43 min 15 s. DSS for alignement, etc ...
CS2 for levels & noise reduction
Resized to HD. Better Bigourdan. Click for full size
Click on left image to see the umbra at full size or on the right one
to go to the related page with links to large astromovies !