The Astronomy Camera Paradise !

(Solar, Lunar, Planetary, ISS, Near and Thermal IR, UV, 3D)

Retired more than 10 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 hand on.
Today, my main interests are ISS Hires tracking (C8 Edge and 125x Coolpix P1000), the Sun in H-alpha (Coronado SM90, double-stack PST & 2.2x enhanced PST),
planetary imaging with a Meade 12" LX-200 and 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), Lightnings...
I have a full spectrum Canon EOS 1100D, 2x A7s1 with one Halpha defiltered.
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 RegiStax5&6, Autostakkert!3, 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 couple of times my imagery of the Sun have led by chance to scientific publications ...


All P1000 galleries please click on link below to visit !

New : Full NRW Processing

53° ISS Pass (20190729)

  SatTraker Beta

Please refresh the pages you visit in your navigator every time you come back otherwise you may not see the most recent updates !  

I like to improve everything I touch !

You may also found interesting :

- my Youtube channel ---> sweillerYT


Copyright 1999 - 2019, Sylvain Weiller (Contact link at bottom of page)

Clear skies to all ! | Updated Oct 22, 2019.
(now in St Rémy lès Chevreuse, France)

  Visits of this site from beginning :


Live Broadcast
Click on "LIVE NOW !" if blinking.
(Generally Lives are of the Sun in H-alpha)



Recent additions ....

Revolution PST ... Episode II !
updated 20190510

Rimae Triesnecker And Alpine Valley Rille (20190512

Tropical Fishes In 3D (Elat)

Large Moon Terminator Mosaic

A little Revolution for the Coronado PST !


Hyperfocus 3D Pumpkin Flower with TG4


Jupiter GRS Rotation in 3D   and much more !

Near Infrared in 3D - Stereo !

GoPro Hero3+ (not turning ON) !

Stunning difference between Sony A7s original vs Astrodon Halpha

Silky Water Effects (no tripod, no filters, no long exposures !) and
3D pictures of live waters done with a single lens camera !!

2017/08/21 Partial Solar Eclipse

SATURN Opposition 2017

First Quarter Moon (HiRes @ 720 nm) 20170601

Jupiter : Large FOV _ GRS _ Satellites (20170603)

Solar granulation 1 1/2 hour animation ! (20170522)

Jupiter : WinJupos 10 min Derotation (20170510)

Solar granulation animations in near IR (20170514&18)

Complete Transit of Io and The GRS ! (20170420)

JUPITER in 3D (20170517) !


The Solar System in action !
Saturn/Moon occultation, Sun in Halpha, Jupiter moons ....


Huge FOV webcam controled by "EOS Camera Movie Record" !

liveview + EOS-movrec (exploding balloons ! )
script by Denis Joye : ESR2

Extracting the IRcut filter of a Canon EOS ( 300D)

D.I.Y. Livecast !!!


Join ISSTracking group !


Fuji W3 3D camera

Fuji W3-3D underwater

Fuji Finepix HS10 / HS 11 great possibilities

3 days during 2007 opposition of Mars.
Click here for astromovie !


Remote control of FireCapture connected to flare data !

Outer planets ( Mars , Mars_Opposition |Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus )

Thermal Infrared (TIR)
including macros & 3D !

StarMax v2.5.25 | En | Fr

 Beautiful Star trails !


In front of Sun & Moon


Don't miss an event anymore !
Originally designed for ISS passes ...

Deep Sky Objects / Solar / Lunar
Meteor showers (Quadrantides)

Broadcasting Live !

Corono 0.4 beta

Cut a clean prominence / Sun line !




+ 3D processing ...



SlowMoCam3D January 2019 ?

Live ...


ColorPeekerBasic V2.4.2

Get the color under the mouse anywhere and different formats !

Asteroids : 2004 BL86


Star Guiding Emulator

Test autoguiding, periodic error, etc. ! indoors !

 *** Terms and conditions :

By using
our homemade softwares

you fully agree that this is exclusively at your own risks !
Antivirus check with Avast.

See also software Help files ...


See more index at bottom of page ...


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 !


Totality Animation !

Or click on picture below to open Moon total eclipse 2015 root page (7 cameras used !) ...

Click to open the page containing this more than one meter large Sun H-alpha image during X2 !!

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Cells with black background have link !

The incredible green comet 17P / Holmes !
wallpapers ! Also shown in Persei with star names !
See what even a Sony camcorder is able to do !

The largest full Moon of 2009  !

Longest 21 st century eclipse in China

Satellites rotation  !


Saturn occultation by the Moon (20070202)
click on images for large size and also
See astromovies (Occultations section)

Moon total eclipse of March 2007
Also see the astromovies !

Solar Eclipse 20060329

Comet C/2006/P1/ McNaught, (click also here).



3D : 3D Astronomy

Generic 3D index

3D gallery
W3-3D underwater

Single mirror macro 3D

Learn stereoscopic vision
DXG 3D camera
"Mondial Automobile" (2006 PARIS), 3D movies !

Miscelleanous 1 : DSOs :

Meteo France, UK
 Near Infrared
Wratten color filter curves
Starting spectroscopy
Testing Shelyak Education Spectroscope
ATM, Collimation & Tips
Atmospheric phenomena
Thermography + Macro

Startrails (& planets) Starmax
Fight light pollution: The P-Dark technic
A new start with good basis
Imaging with the partially de-filtered Canon 40D
Old Canon cameras
SGE: Star Autoguiding Software
SDC-435 up to 512 frm integration

Miscelleanous 2 : Links :

Frost patterns
Free nature & astronomy wallpapers
"Solved big Problems !"
Tips !
Webcam sensors (CCD)
LucamRecorder SER
Drone Imaging

Webcam/DLSR softwares & Utilities
Famous World CCD links
Astro links selection
Usefull items
Selected astro logos
Download Vesta Pro Driver for Windows 7, 8, 10 !!

Image processing :

Share the solar state (H-Alpha, disk + prominences) in less than 10 min !
Jupiter french challenge
Saturn & Encke french challenges
Screen Vision ... Enhance your vision!
Processing examples (ex.Mars)
RCE 2008
RCE 2012 (pol
BatchMaker (ZIP files for use with RegiStax5 ... Much better implementation in RegiStax6 !)
RGB-Switcher  for LG UHD TVs "Avatar's color problem" and more

My beginnings :

Old cameras
Deep sky (old webcams)
SC modded webcams for long exposures
Trepassing the Jupiter gate !
Google Maps/Earth vs World Wind
Telescopes and Cameras

Astronomy-awards (closed in 2006)

Astronomy Awards Winner
Softwares in development :
Corono & ImgBatchRotate, etc...

Misceleanous (technical):

Bahtinov Masks returns with more details ...
Testing GoPro 3D Dual Hero System
A7s short exposures astrophotos !

Events :

Mercury transit on the Sun ! (20160509)
SolarGraph (2016 Jun 19 .. Dec 21)
About CaK !

Misceleanous (iss) :

Hires ISS pass in color with A7s(Update 20161214 ... Entering Earth shadow F= 2m !)
ISS& SpaceX-9 : 20160726
Hires Plane tracking :
and more technical : (Windy cloudy weather !) (at night !)
ISSpass in great colors and in 3D : 20161011
ISStransit on the Sun ! (20160502)

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