Thank You, Matt - Astro-Video Systems http://www.astro-video.com/ Home of the NO AMP-GLOW Astro Video Cams
Nytecam 51N 0.1W Meade 30cm LX200 astrograph+C8+Ha+CaK PSTs+spectrographs SX M9+Lodestar-C+M CCDs/Canon 1100D DSLR My Meade astrograph-colour deepsky My supernova discovery My dome build/spectroscopes/DSO images/Lodestar colour images & videos
Quote:Go Man Go!! Will you be making your mod circuits public?
"Starman" Dan Doyle
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Central Texas Astronomical Society
8" LX200GPS w/ST80 guidescope, Canon 350D+DSI Pro
150mm f/8 Sky Watcher Refractor
10" f/4.5 Homemade Dob RV-6 Criterion Dynascope http://www.darcstarobservatory.webs.com
Quote:Would it be easier to hack the firmware?
Celestron First Scope 76mm mini Dob Orion 120mm ST f5 Achro Refractor LQQking for a Celestron C6 soon Nexstar GT Mount on Davis & Sanford ST600 Astro 600 Tripod NTECH LN-300 High Resolution (1024 video) 0.5 Focal Reducer with 0.3 adaptor
Quote: You can use a basic USB extension cable to get some more length between the camera and the PC but it's actually easier and cheaper to just use a longer video cable (within reason - up to about 20-30') and keep the USB frame grabber right at the PC.
CPC1100, C5/8 SE Mount, AVS MKII
Quote:Good luck with all of this and if you are the Jim from LA it was nice to "chat" on NSN.
Quote:Yesterday I got started with my new observatorium, and first try with the LnTech. Did some tries on Jupiter and got it working before the clouds came in. Today I made a try at the Orion nebula, both film and snapshots. Here is two images from tonight. One direct snapshot from Sharpcap and the other one is from a film with 100 frames. Avistacked, center pasted from another snapshot and then some(!) PS.
Quote:Warbird,Wow this looks great! What scope are you using for this? Hopefully mine will arrive soon.
Quote:I did a test with DeepSkyStacker tonight. I took 24 snapshots with 1 minute apart and then let DeepSkyStacker to what it does...I really like to watch live and still be able to make ok web images.Great fun! :-)
Quote:Anyone tried a cheap-ish camera with x1024 (20.4 seconds integration time @625 lines output, or 17 seconds @525 lines) with 1/2" sensor instead of 1/3" ?Would like to get a wider view with 8" @F3.3 but without the IMHO huge expense of Mallincam.BTW MUST be remote control capable.Cheers,Alistair G.
Quote:The Sony icx672/673 sensors (although 1/3") are more sensitive than any Sony 1/2" CCD, due to being their latest generation technology. Because of this, there are no new CCTV cameras with 1/2" Sony sensors .
Quote:... how much is the cheapest 2/3" format CCTV camera? ...
Quote:I accept that is true for CCTV applications for PAL and NTSC video, after trying a search for them, but a quick visit to the Sony Broadcast and Professional website shows quite a few 2/3" CCD camcorders (still tape based HDCAM, and XDCAM which is optical disc based!). The technology is called "Power HAD". I wonder what the sensitivity of them is like compared to the ICX672 / 3 ? http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/hdcamcamcorders/hdw-650p/overview Also found this ;- http://www.jencam.de/WebRoot/Store/Shops/JenCam/4F49/0363/88A4/FBF2/5B9A/D911... Cheers,Alistair G.
Orange C8 with Dave Ek's DSCs, SkyWatcher 12" Collapsible Dob, iOptron MiniTower, iOptron SmartEQ Pro, AstroVideo System Advanced Cam MkIi, Samsung SDC-435, Philips CCTV f/1.6 12-240mm zoom lens with Cosmicar 2x extender, and more junk than I can list
Quote:I see where there is also a bullet version of the camera:http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1-3-SONY-960H-EXview-HAD-CCD-II-700TV...While I don't have this camera in a bullet model, I do have a similar one from another supplier (650TVL SONY Super HAD CCD II, 0.001 Lux Sense-up x512 Starlight, & 1024x electronic shutter).
Quote:Sorry about saying the cameras were the same. I saw bullet posted on the Macro-Snowball site and jumped to the wrong conclusion.The bullet I have is:http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/Sense%252dup-x512-650TVL-Starlight...While the manual doesn't say it, it does have 1024x electronic shutter, x512 sense-up, but only low/medium/high AGC. I won't say that the camera is fully tested. I've had it for a month and have only seen the output on an LCD TV.Here's a pic of the camera, .5x focal reducer, adapter, and flip mirror on my 12" collapsible SkyWatcher dob.