|I am a relative newbie when it comes to
astro-imaging: I picked up Fastar imaging equipment around October of 1999; and
only more recently (April 2001) have I been doing any prime-focus astro-film imaging. For
the latter I use a 4" refractor (an Astro-Physics "Traveler" f/5.8), and a
medium format camera (Pentax 6 X 7) loaded with mainly Kodak E200 transparency
film. Recently, I've traded in my ST-237 for a ST7E... And traded my C-8 for a C-9.25...
Whether it is the C-8, (Fastar or ST7E), or the Traveler; both sit atop a Losmandy G11 mount, guided by an SBIG ST-4 and 80mm refractor. I owe any imaging successes to this fine equipment; my friend and fellow astro-imager Ken Sablinsky; Jerry Lodriguss and his truly excellent--and helpful--website; and many others (see my Selected Links page below).
I won't bore you with my learning curve: I will only include my best images here. For thumbnails, click on one: