A few years ago, I was very active in the field of amateur astronomy. I used to take pictures of the planets and the moon using a MEADE ETX 105 telescope and a Philips TouCam Pro webcam. I have not been very involved with astronomy lately (I hope that will change in the next few years when I can finally move to a house with a backyard), but I thought I’d share a few of those pictures with my readers. The picture below features Mars (taken at three different times of the year - notice the ice cap progressively melting), Jupiter and Saturn. Also check out this time-lapse movie of Jupiter [200KB] showing the famous great red spot. Enjoy!